"Meaningful Expansion" Unjustly Taking Precedence over Mental Health, Parking, Housing, & Classroom Sizes
We believe PCJ and the Mines Administration's goal of "meaningful expansion" is being inappropriately prioritized above more pressing issues such as: mental health, classroom sizes, parking, and housing availability.
We acknowledge the attempts at addressing these issues currently underway, but our point is that not enough effort nor focus is being dedicated. Instead of focusing on expanding the campus, PCJ and the Mines Administration must resolve these issues first. It is our right as students and human beings. See full essay (attached) for specific viewpoints and arguments.
If you have connected with any or all of these points, join us for a sit-in on Pedestrian Plaza on the Monday after E-Days, April 15, from 10 am to 5 pm to show your support in addition to signing this petition.
We thank you very much for expressing your concern on this important topic! We are looking into this all further and will keep you posted on the responses from administration as they come in!
Thank you very much.
Updates on this? Mines is known for being a small, prestigious school. Small class sizes and a tight knit community is what Mines alumni enjoyed until PCJ became school president. Here’s an excerpt of PCJ’s accomplishments at ASU. “Under Johnson’s leadership the Fulton Schools established the “Fulton Difference,” ... The result has been improved student retention and graduation and increased enrollment from about 7,000 to 17,000 students.”
Remedy this. Mines cannot expand any further, nor do students want it to.
I am sick of Mines telling us how much they care about their students, yet when it comes to student quality of life versus Mines profit, profit always wins.
Why legitimately address mental health, when putting up nets is much cheaper?
Hello all, the summary of our results (from the survey at the sit-in) and findings can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wa19d3obna1t1pv/surveyResults.pdf?dl=0
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I'm so glad my rights have finally been declared. For too long I've been subgugated to *****' inhumane parking system.
Correction: I have ten total votes, but can give 3 per post so, at minimum 100 unique accounts on the site. I acknowledge some votes may have been legitimate different people, but have to maintain some doubt with the great number of votes with no engagement in the comments.
Considering this is the newest post with also the most votes every and no comments by anyone but you I have to suspect you may have manipulated the vote count...
As a test I just gave you one vote by saying by name was 'Burrito' email: firstname.lastname@example.org and clicking I agree to terms of service...., and now I have nine votes remaining. So only 30 accounts for the site that takes actually only five seconds to make could have gotten this post to it's 300 votes...
Find out more details on the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/629552004138442/
The views expressed in this paper may be more or less radical than yours, the purpose of this event is two fold: (1) to raise awareness about this issue to campus leadership and (2) to gain concrete, tangible student feedback and points of change to bring to campus leadership. We value your opinion and insight even if it does not necessarily align with all of the points presented! Any opinions regarding these 4 issue areas are welcome and encouraged. We will have multiple ways to submit your feedback at the event, which we will compile and share after the event.
This is an ongoing project and corrections can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/02q68g4ktcmbr3s/A%20Declaration%20of%20the%20Rights%20of%20Mines%20Students.pdf?dl=0