Letter to the editor-I second that emotion
This is in response to Larry Ragland’s excellent opinion piece on the “red tape” that has plagued the Tempest for several years. It seems a simple enough premise:
1) Find agency that can provide nice newsstands kiosks for college campus
2) Get necessary paperwork from agency
3) Take paperwork to college campus
administration to sign-off
4)Take paper work back to agency to get newsstands kiosks
5) Agency installs kiosks on campus
Students, teachers, administration
and other campus personnel are thrilled with the beauty these kiosks have added to the campus. A simple enough premise to me, but apparently not so for the Solano College administration. Why so much “red tape?”
In my last couple of years as a staff member of the college newspaper I have witnessed firsthand
the struggle The Tempest has gone through to get these newsstands on campus. I can’t understand why something, as Mr. Ragland pointed out, would not be embraced as an enhancement
to the campus and also a monetary supplement to offset its budget woes.
I see it much more then battling “red tape.” I see it as an administration that doesn’t want to take responsibility (have their names documented), on papers that have anything to do with a cost factor. This is the same administration that is battling ongoing accreditation issues.
I hope our administration can get past the bureaucratic nonsense
and do something that will uplift the student body and personnel of Solano College.
Former Tempest staff writer