The Student Activist Union has drawn up a letter criticizing the Class of 2010's V-Card swiping gift. The Union is "demanding a better gift."
Here are some excerpts from the latest draft of the letter:
"The class of 2010 has recently decided to give the school V-cash machines to be installed on vending machines, so that we might all consume junk food in perpetuity, without resorting to ATM machines or our change purses. Glory be!"
"What is the point of investing so much money that could be put towards financial aid or updating classrooms (the chairs in Rocky anyone??) or increasing the Vassar’s energy efficiency or making more dining options (a mini grocery-store? Longer hours?) or paying our faculty and employees better (the 2/2 semester plan for teachers?)"
"Furthermore, it just does not make sense that we, the students (and the alumnae that match our gifts), should foot the bill for a renovation that will directly benefit corporations completely divorced from the Vassar Community."
"Let us tell the administration and the VSA that we are a student body that cares about more than our stomach pangs."
It's our understanding that the letter has yet to be finalized and sent to the VSA and Class of 2010 Council.