April 19, 2008

Bookstore Dicussion Continues

Here's a message from the Urban Studies Majors Committee:

"On Wednesday April 23rd at 6pm in UpCDC, there will be an action planning meeting to produce a collective document in regards to the Vassar bookstore move and the College's future development in the Arlington District. We hope to generate concerns, policy changes, and ideas for immediate action.

***This meeting will be very different than the public forum two weeks ago. Rather than having a panel to focus discussion, this event will be exclusively action-centered, using community organizing techniques to ensure the inclusion of all voices present.

Check out our blog for more information, and take the poll to let us know if you think you might be attending. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to send us an email: urbsmajors@gmail.com."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i love the idea to move the bookstore. it's going to make the area 500 times nicer, it makes no sense why students are fighting this

Anonymous said...

and just let B&N run it too. they'll do a damn good job. professional and efficient.

Anonymous said...

I'd also be happy to see B&N continue to run it. One qualm I have to it being moved is that, in its current central location, it's easy to just stop in and browse on a whim. With an off-campus location, going to it is more of an event. Not that it's a long walk or anything, but it's definitely out of the way.

Ross M. said...

Is it really that difficult to attach your name to something you say?

Pretty much anything posted anonymously is worthless noise if you aren't willing to attach your name/pseudonym to it.

zack miller '10 said...

I agree with you 100%, Ross, and I've been saying the same thing for months. Unfortunately, many of the fiscal and social conservatives here are too afraid of facing judgment for their opinions, so they remain anonymous. This anonymity also means that people with those views are more likely to post derisive and derogatory crap in conjunction with their legitimate, however underrepresented at Vassar, views. The liberals follow this example and also post a lot of half-baked and derisive crap. I take peoples' opinions a lot less seriously if they can't even take enough responsibility for those opinions to attach a name to them, but alas, this seems to be the general rule of thumb when posting on mads.

Anonymous said...

MADS IS ANONYMOUS. WHY SHOULD EVERYONE ELSE HAVE TO MAKE THEIR IDENTITIES KNOW?

Anonymous said...

yeah but everyone knows who mads is

Anonymous said...

when you can attach any name to what you say, it might as well be anonymous

Anonymous said...

derisive derisive derisive glad you know what that means asshole!!!! early decision to vassar im guessing

Anonymous said...

ross and zach miller, you don't need to post your names either. your comments are quite discernible by their useless content

zack said...

thanks for proving my point :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks for being a douche :-O