Brigham Young University president Rex E. Lee spent a part of Wednesday afternoon getting personal with BYU students.
Lee agreed to try to answer all questions, and the topics ranged from parking frustrations and recent changes to the Honor Code and Dress and Grooming Standard to the role of the university in the international community.Parking has often been a concern of BYU students.
"Land is so scarce and the demands for it are so great," Lee said. It is possible that in the future there will not be parking at all in the inner campus.
This will not stem from a car ban, he said; there will be no room left to park.
Lee told students the university has acquired areas to the south of campus - at some expense - to be used for parking. He sees existing outer areas, even the stadium parking lot, as other alternatives.
"The problems will get more serious," he said. "But there is a lot of creative work being done. Your younger brothers and sisters who attend this university are going to have to walk farther than you do now."
One student from Brazil asked Lee about BYU's international role as a university - should it represent the United States or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
Lee responded, "With respect to national-origin tolerance we have a long way to go."