Re: Robert McGregor’s letter (Oct. 7, page 10)

In response to A different kind of sponsorship scandal, published September, 23, 2010.

When I responded to Robert McGregor’s concerns about corporate sponsors, I misappropriated his stance and maintained that he wished to prevent corporate sponsors from occupying campus space.

Perhaps it was the giant box he was in labeled “SHAME ON THE UWSA!” “…CORPORATIONS ARE PREDATORS” “…STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER!” Or just simply “DOWN WITH CORPORATIZATION!”

Subtle position. Very subtle. 

Put simply, only current students have seen their tuition rise by the second highest rate in Canada for the past two years.

In addition, the UWSA faces a budget deficit and should not refuse opportunities to raise funds.

In an ideal world, sponsors would not be required to raise money. Congruently, in an ideal world, corporations would follow strictly-guided principles to prevent negative externalities.

My question is how many ant-hills are we prepared to make into mountains, based on a purely idealistic view, rather than a logistical one.

Perhaps Mr. McGregor should think outside of the box.

Respectfully,
Travis Turenne

– Travis Turenne

Published in Volume 65, Number 7 of The Uniter (October 14, 2010)

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