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Published: Monday, Nov. 14 2011 8:00 p.m. MST

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Provo, UT

This is all fine and dandy, but what about their home teachers? And which student Ward are they in?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

@deseret pete: Why isn't is honest? How do you know the cost of the showers isn't part of the student fees? Because I'm quite certain that it actually is.
As the university does not charge for use of the showers, therefore it is not dishonest for anyone to use them. I could drive to USU, play basketball in one of the gyms then take a shower without paying for it. It is obviously provided for free so how can it be considered stealing?
How is a shower mooching?
Beaches in California provide a free shower for surfers or swimmers? Is it honest if a surfer showers off but if a homeless person uses the same shower does it become dishonest?

hi, UT

Living off campus freebies is not much different from the massive higher-ed complex of faculty and bureaucrats who live off the futures of the students and taxpayers.

While many faculty and staff are productive, just as many are in fluff positions that drive up the cost of tuition and taxes. As one university colleague said to me, after he voted for a liberal Governor, "I always vote conservative, except when it comes to my job."

Unfortunately, the two institutions most resistant to change are religions and universities. I have worked with every college/university in Utah and many throughout America; the cronyism, turfism, and inefficiencies are as vast in Utah as anywhere.

Please, Governor and Legislators, don't be afraid of the folks in robes. Remember the workers and the future generations.

Jeanie b.
Orem, UT

It sounds like from the tone of this article that Mellennials haven't learned anything from the financial disasters around them, they have just become afraid and are going to the extreme opposite.

L e a r n from mistakes of others, don't run the opposite direction out of fear.

Lessons to learn:
Stop being talked into get-rich schemes, "flipping" homes as a way to quick and easy wealth, using your "good credit" to borrow to get more and bigger stuff, buying large homes because a bank tells you you can, not because your paycheck can really afford them, just because a credit card company says you can use a certain amount of money doesn't mean you should. (Sheeze- we're a stupid generation.)

Learn to be satisfied and walk a little slower in life. Maybe work more and go to school less so you don't have to go to such extremes to avoid debt. It will take you longer to graduate, but so what?

Finally, talk to the generation that lived through the Great Depression before they all disappear. Generally they really learned wise lessons and lived them.


As others have said, this is nothing new. The biggest thing I got from the article was a confirmation of just how wasteful the government is. I just cannot believe that they pay someone $9.50/hr to measure rooms. This info already exists in the building plans and blueprints. What a completely worthless waste of time and money. If I were a student there I would demand a chat with the dean and president to know why they keep raising my tuition to pay for wasteful things like this and their exorbitant salary.

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