to play football, not to play trumpet
Pretty underwhelmed to be honest. I was hoping for Fister.
OTish: Power 5 schools (and others) charging students mandatory fees to bankroll athletics departments
I'm interested what you guys think about athletic departments charging students mandatory fees (ranging from maybe $40/year to almost $700/year at UVA) to help bankroll the athletic department.
Does anyone know if Michigan does this? If so, do you think it's fair?
My thought is that it can go both ways. On the one hand, a successful football or basketball team often helps the prestige of the school (and, by corollary, drives up the prestige of the degree to some extent). On the other hand, I can see how someone can say that it's unfair to force students to pay for something they might not want to utilize by going to games (though students are charged fees for general facilities upkeep, regardless of whether they use those facilities, sooo ... is this different?).
Here's the Washington Post article that got me thinking about this: link.
(Also, this is my first board topic, so please be kind).
I graduated back in '05 and barely remember my uniqname. I've been looking into joining the alumni association, mostly as I want access to the online resources through the library (research) and I like the idea of having my email address back.
Anywho, been reading about the alumni association.. While I've been to a ton of games as I held student tickets for 5 years, I've never had a chance to tour the Big House, see the locker rooms, etc.. My main question is, I see there were 3 tours this year and it says they were sold out. Are these tickets that go quickly, or are you basically guarenteed a spot if you join the alumni association? Does anyone want to share what they like / dislike about being a member? I like the idea of a lifetime membership if I go this route, not really interested in paying per year.
If this is too off-topic, feel free to delete. It would be nice to have some actual thoughts on this in addition to the snarky, insulting comments I hope to see!
Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for this blog, faith, family, being blessed by Char Carr's life, Jim Harbaugh, the return of Michigan football.
Happy Thanksgiving! Beat the Bucks!