We will fight for free education for all.
It was hung five stories up a bit after 3pm, asking a simple question as people began exiting the coronation at Popejoy Hall.
It was up for over an hour before we took it home to await more excitement.
(Also, we didn’t want to make more hassle for the UNM facilities staff, who despite UNM’s annual tuition hikes haven’t received a raise in 5 years.)
King Frank, chosen by the regents who are chosen by the governor (note the absence of students from that process) has clearly stated his plans for an even more corporate & exclusionary university. He’s said he’ll “run the university like a CEO” and despite being Kent State’s provost, still can’t even commit to non-violently responding to non-violent protest.
Instead, he’s backed the Regents’ plans for a $52 million rec. center, whose construction would raise student fees by hundreds of dollars a year for the next 30 years. His talk of greater “prestige” by attracting international & out-of-state students is really just code for pricing local students out of their own school.
We can imagine something better, and we’re going to create it.