I made a prediction about a year ago that things were going to change in the student loan and education industry; based on being a student myself, having recently worked in financial aid and institutional collections, and also in enrollment service.
Electric cars are great ideas in theory but they are not ready yet. BMW is doing extensive testing on a new prototype that will take far shorter time to charge and more efficiently use its limited range but that won’t be ready until 2015.
The undergraduate population at NSU is approximately 5,000. Each student pays $500 every academic school year in student activity fees. This means that undergraduate students have approximately $2.5 million reasons to get involved in campus life. Think about it as taxes. When you become a taxpaying member of society, will you simply pay your taxes and stand on the sidelines while the government does as it pleases, without voicing your concern and effecting change?
I am writing this letter because I feel that there may be other students who are going through similar issues. It is very difficult to coordinate medical appointments and outside dental places are not going to factor in that I am a full time graduate student and cannot afford to take off work to go to the dentist.
All NSU students have had the opportunity to meet with his or her academic adviser. Everyone has had their own experiences and have formed their own opinions about them. I was under the impression that advisers are supposed to help us, but do they? During the registration process, scheduling process, and orientation process, oh yes, friendliness and “valuable” information is always present in an adviser’s greeting. But after that, it’s a different story.
These students, however, have received state resources (K-12 education) that their parents did not contribute to, and it would be unfair to those who have contributed to the state’s budget for these students to continue to receive state resources (in-state tuition).
Then, I fell silent as I realized how far technology has really progressed over the seven years of my phone ownership. From what was practically a pager with a screen, I now have a fully functional computer in my pocket.
I like to voice my opinions in every day life, so I figured this would be a great platform to share them with the NSU community and get people talking. In addition, I find inspiration in my wonderful girlfriend, my family and Jeremy Clarkson.
Stop stealing our parking spaces. I mean it. There are only so many hours in the day and I don’t intend to waste them patrolling each lot in this school just to hustle over to a 55-minute class and get reprimanded for my unavoidable tardiness.
I don’t think it should matter if your first, middle or last name is offensive to anyone. We all have the same freedom of speech to name our kids whatever we want. Michael Jackson named his son Blanket, Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple, and no one batted an eye. Who cares if people associate your children’s names with a ruthless dictator or some other negative political movement. Our president’s middle name is Hussein for Pete’s sake.