Washington’s Secretary of State Sam Reed attended last Friday’s ASEWU meeting, offering explanation for Olympia’s budget cuts and urging students to fight their effect on the university not through protest, but through voting and community service. “The economy is definitely in a recession and it’s having a profound impact on colleges and universities,” said Reed.
There’s nothing less encouraging than to wake up to solemn news anchors declaring that the DOW has dropped another 100 points, as if for the first time in eons. To be frank, everyone’s talking about the economy. It’s no secret, then, that one of the chief concerns floating around tells a tale of plummeting employment rates; people are losing jobs, money and perhaps most upsetting, college tuition.