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Edit: Students Ignore Tuition Forum

The sound of crickets chirping would have been an appropriate ambience during the tuition and fees open forum on Thursday in the Horizon Room of the Idaho Commons. During the presentation by University of Idaho Executive Director of Planning Keith Ickes discussing the proposed 4.7 percent tuition increase, there were less than 20 students, faculty and staff members in attendance. Of those few people there, only one student was not affiliated with GPSA, ASUI or SBA — senior Rachael Studebaker. Hats off to Studebaker for taking time to attend the event, but low attendance numbers show a disturbing trend of student disinterest regarding important changes/UI Argonaut Editorial Board. More here.

Question: Sounds like University of Idaho students are preparing themselves for a life of voter apathy. What do you think?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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