Some of you may know, but Eric Kaler, our Presidential hopeful after Bruininks will be having a public forum the next couple of days. Today, SDS and other members of the Chop from the Top Coalition will be there asking Kaler the tough questions about our University and how he intends to work for us. We want to pack the room with folks, so please come! Below are times, and a list of questions we are asking folks to ask. We’ll be distributing them before the forum tonight as well. Hope to see you there!
Public Forum – Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union Theater.
* The forum will be streamed on the internet and shown live via ITV connection on the coordinate campuses.
* If you are interested in submitting a comment or question to be asked of the finalist, you may do so at the Forum or send an email to email@example.com with the subject line Presidential Finalist by no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, November 15. Please note that due to time limitations, not all questions may be asked.
Public Interview with the Board of Regents – Thursday, November 18, 2010, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. McNamara Alumni Center, Sixth Floor Boardroom.
* The forum will be streamed on the internet.
Please join Students for a Democratic Society in asking Presidential candidate Eric Kaler the tough questions that affect us!
1.) In recent years, students, staff and faculty on this campus have been told that we need to tighten our belts and get used to the fact that our tuition is going up, that our programs are being cut, that our classes are expanding, that our jobs are being lost, that our professors are not teaching our classes…we’re being told that there is no money so you need to cut. Why, then, are there multi-million dollar building projects in the works that have nothing do with classrooms or our academics? (Northrop renovations, expansion of rec center, etc.)
2.) It has recently been reported that there are discussions of making significant cuts to the CLA, and those cuts are taking a “student centric” approach. How is it that larger class sizes with fewer teachers actually puts students’ best interests in mind, when many classrooms are already too big?
3.) Mr. Kaler, will you cut yours and other administrator’s 6-digit salaries by 10% so that the university can spend that money on better investments: keeping clerical workers at their jobs so they can help students?