I am somewhat concerned by the recent rash of “diversity”-related articles appearing in The Daily Free Press.
As Boston University students witness changes in financial aid and rising tuition, we need to look at another ridiculous cost &-&- health care.
The words “college student” and “health care” are rarely paired in the same sentence. That’s because we’re healthy most of the time and our biggest health expenses come in the form of a seasonal flu shot. For this reason, school health insurance providers have deemed it acceptable to exploit students.
If I were a pettier person, I would tell the Boston University Student Union, “I told you so.” As tempting as that is, I instead find myself feeling regret for something that could have been prevented. During its first General Assembly meeting of the Spring semester, Union unanimously passed an amendment to its constitution, moving the jurisdiction of the Student Election Commission from Union to the Dean of Students Office. Well, almost unanimously. During the debate, I warned the GA not to trust an administrative office to fund an effort which it could budget for itself.
Even if the reader can relate to the frustrations expressed in The Daily Free Press’s budget editorial (“Budget bullet: un-bitten,” Feb. 3, p. 6), he or she is unsure of who or what to be angry at. The editorial admits “no one person’s voice, no one act. . .can single-handedly heal the financial hurt,” but later refers to President Barack Obama’s “insincere and untimely urging” and says that he needs to “address the country with a unifying goal: get out of this mess.”