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:: Monday, May 08, 2006 ::

We're Not Number One Anymore

According to one letter to the editor today, the University of Toronto now boasts the largest public academic library on the continent. Said letter writer is, probably justifiably, not very happy and takes the university to task for its spending priorities.
I find it extremely distressing that at a major research University like ours, it is easier to get funding for equipment for the athletic teams, and lawyers to defend a racist mascot than for books, research travel, or graduate assistant healthcare.
Personally, I'd add the new alumni center to the list of useless expenditures of money, but I think the comparison's apt.

:: The Squire 2:17 AM :: email this post :: ::

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