Sunday, July 12, 2009

Op-ed column: Halls of concrete at UAlbany

This piece by me ran in today's Sunday gazette in Schenectady. I've included the first portion of the text, but for the rest please click over to the gazette's main website.

Huzzah! Huzzah! It’s summer time and I’m back in school!

That’s right, I am now a fully enrolled student at the University at Albany. Of course, everyone in the Capital Region knows the university. It’s that big, funny-looking complex on the outskirts of Albany, a concrete fortress surrounded by those four towers. Most local people know it not only as a good educational value offering a wide variety of programs but also as a cold and impersonal place with a sluggish bureaucracy, known more for protests and problems than friendly people or school spirit.

Is the reputation deserved? If so, can this be changed?

(for the rest, click here . . .)

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