The Appalachian

Donate to The Appalachian
Our Goal

Comments (5)

All The Appalachian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • D

    Dave J.Aug 31, 2023 at 11:38 pm

    How else would university Trustees, investors and corporate partners profit if All didn’t suck every last penny out of your pocket by any means?

  • R

    Ray MillerAug 29, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    I could not agree with Professor Davidson more. Extracurricular activities of all kinds are an important part of a university student’s experience. Often, it is where they put into practice what they are learning in their classes. I know that for those of us in theatre and dance that this will have a negative impact on our rehearsals for our plays and dance concerts. I strongly urge the university to reinstate the previous policy and work to find another way by which to find the funds necessary for building parking decks.

  • S

    Sali Gill-JohnsonAug 29, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Thanks for your thoughtful and eloquent post Beth. I write from personal experience, having worked with Schaefer and AppSummer events for over 28 years. Even for events with an 8pm curtain, audiences, ushers and the many students we employ for events will be impacted by this policy. This will no doubt create yet more negative feelings towards the university administration, and campus in general.

  • H

    Howard S NeufeldAug 29, 2023 at 7:27 am

    I support Beth Davison’s request for complimentary parking between 5-7 pm, but add to it that this unduly and unfairly impacts graduate students as well. Many graduate students need to work in the lab after daytime class hours, and this restriction on where they can park for free is both a financial burden on them if they have to pay to park at that time, plus a safety issue by forcing students to park away from campus when it is dark and having to walk to their building.

    While funding is important, the unfairness to graduate students and the safety issues involved trump making money. The university, which pays its graduate students peasant wages and unfairly charges them tuition on top, could at least provide complimentary parking for them. They provide services that deserve such recognition.

  • D

    Delores WilderAug 29, 2023 at 6:37 am

    I am a resident of fifty years in Watauga County, and an ASU graduate. As a retired educator, I have enjoyed attending various performances and events at ASU and downtown. Having free parking after 5 at ASU has encouraged the number of events I attend. I am equally frustrated ASU students fill up downtown parking, and I avoid shopping and dining out in downtown. Boone and ASU both have parking challenges, and taking away an existing option is not the solution. I will not attend an ASU performance if there is no parking, simple as that.