GEO Rally for Quality Education

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On October 29th, the Rally for Quality Education brought
together various unions, students, campus workers and allies.
Over 200 people showed up to display their opposition to
increasing tuition, wage cuts and limitations on the freedom of
speech. Also being questioned was the University’s perpetual
excuse of budget cuts and economic woes to justify making
students and workers bear the brunt of balancing the budget.
When attendees marched to the Swanlund Administration
Building, administrators refused to acknowledge the rally in
any way. This lack of action on the part of the administration
shows that they do not consider the needs of their students
and workers to be a priority. While an e-mail from Chancellor
Herman expresses a commitment to maintain access to a quality
education and concern for the welfare of the campus community,
the actions of the administration contradict this. In the
near future we are going to continue to see an increase in ideological,
financial and social changes, both on campus and at
the national level. It is imperative that we continue to raise our
voices and make our concerns heard, even if the issues at stake
do not directly impact us. “If not you, then who? If not now,
then when?”

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