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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Is the Marquette Tribune Pro-Calandriello?

I'm not sure if the Marquette Tribune plans on making an official endorsement in the upcoming MUSG election, but it seems there is a pro-Calandriello sentiment on the Editorial page this morning.

College of Business junior Dan Calandriello is running for MUSG President, and his pet project since he arrived on campus his freshman year has been "Norris Park." Norris Park is the area betweek Kilbourn and State, and 18th and 19th Streets. He has been working to convert this land from city-owned to a public park- through a project headed by MUSG. And he is planning on "at least one fundraiser on campus by the end of the year" to raise money for this project.... so basically, YOUR money... to create PUBLIC park space....

Interesting to see the Tribune endorsing the proposals of a candidate during election time....

Check out the editorial here.

7 Comments:

  • At 7:55 AM, Blogger Logan said…

    OUR money--that we can choose to part with--to create a better PUBLIC space that everyone can use. That everyone includes those choosing to part with their money. By backing this project, MUSG and Dan (whose run for president I am inclined to support, admitedly) are doing a service to not only students at Marquette, but also the community. It's a service not only to the community, but to the Marquette community as well.

    Personal note: One of the big downsides MU had when I was college searching was its lack of proper green space.

    How about it as a possible site for one--or two--Hunger Clean-up crew(s)?

     
  • At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Justin said…

    No this comes down to the question: Is this where you want your tuition increase to go? I’m willing to part with my money, but I want my money going to good use, to help me and the rest of the Marquette community on campus. I don’t see how you can think that MU has a ‘lack of proper greens space,’ just go by LL and you’ve got enough room for a 6 on 6 football game or what about by Schroeder and Abbotsford? Or between McCormick and the AMU?

     
  • At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Justin, you're always worried about your tuition increases.

    Study hard so you can worry about paying for it later with a good job.

     
  • At 7:24 AM, Blogger Logan said…

    This feeling of lack o green space perhaps stems from growing up with 80 acres of land in the middle of nowhere. Or the fact that I like to play soccer on grass, without sidewalks. I don't want to compete with different groups to be able play a game. It's a personal thing. You can disagree, but for me--and a fair percentage of the tours I take around campus--Marquette lacks the large uninterrupted green space of many other schools.

     
  • At 2:27 PM, Blogger Id said…

    Though I would agree that other schools do have a far greater amount of greenery, I think part of Marquette's appeal is the fact that it is a metropolian school. Logan, you are right that it is a personal preference, but do we really want to deceive the prospective students about the reality of Marquette? If they see a lot of greenery, they may forget that this is a metropolian school and be ill-prepared for the realities of a metropolian school.

     
  • At 9:53 AM, Blogger Logan said…

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  • At 9:55 AM, Blogger Logan said…

    That's one of the reasons I ultimately came to MU: metropolitan school.

    "If they see a lot of greenery, they may forget that this is a metropolian school and be ill-prepared for the realities of a metropolian school."

    The incoming freshmen I think can very much realize that MU is indeed a metropolitan school. First, it's no a part of MU and when touring, that's not an area they even get near to. Second, c'mon give 18-year olds a little more credit. The park is the there now, but it's not being used to its full potential. It should just sit there and continue to decay?

    I hardly see how having a near-by, well-kept park hurts us? Honestly, Hunger Clean-Up, as great as it is, is a one day thing. What can we do for the community--not just ourselves--by aiding in the rejuvenation of a public place.

    Clean public space = good (op.)

    I see this as a great step in bridging the incredible divide between Marquette and the community we are an island within. It's not the solution, but it's a signal we're making an effort.

     

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