I’d like to address my concerns regarding the building of a presidential residence on campus. I, along with many other students whom I’ve spoken to on this subject, have grave concerns regarding the impact of this project. These include the environmental impact on the proposed building site, the image of our college that such an endeavor will alter, the economic concerns regarding the use of donor funds, and the hypocritical nature of such a project as it goes against the core values of this school.
The project’s “focus on marketing and branding” [sic] has the potential to be a detriment to the students. This focus detracts from providing a better environment for the students, faculty, and staff to live, work, learn, and play. Rather than presenting an image of affluence and prestige, the energies spent on “marketing and branding” should involve creating actual affluence and prestige. There are several ways in which this generous donation can be used that do not involve a fancier place for faculty and Lakeshore Blvd. residents to party – “a president’s house on campus would be a place to easily host potential and current students, faculty, donors and visitors.”
A couple examples for better use of donor funds may include:
– Increasing budgets across all departments would help to provide for a better education for the students that are already here. This could take the form of better equipment and infrastructure, and/or more campus events (i.e. film festivals, Writers in the Woods candidates, etc).
– Increasing faculty salaries and creating more full time/tenured faculty positions. This would increase the level of educational expertise this school can provide, which in turn would improve this school’s image in the academic community.
With the remarkable backdrop of Sierra Nevada College and an active assembly of students to match, SNC offers clubs that are both active and interest oriented.
The aroma of pizza and sounds of laughter filled the foyer in Sierra Nevada College’s Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences. Students, faculty and community members gathered together at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in TCES 139 to learn about the housing market and Electoral College for the first event held by the CrazEconomics Club.
It was like a scene from an elementary school playground. Students dodging, throwing and running from balls in a classic game of dodgeball. Except these were Sierra Nevada College students and the stakes were much higher than the average bragging rights.
The Sierra Nevada College Ski and Snowboard teams are a prestigious bunch of snow sliders, leaving no collegiate title left behind. In its third season of competition, the Freestyle Ski team has shown itself as a major force in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA). Last year, the women’s Freestyle Ski team won titles in halfpipe, slopestyle, and the overall combined title. But in a discipline with “free” in it’s name, a discipline that can trace it’s roots back to “HotDogging” in the ‘70s and ‘80s, how does the Freestyle Team balance fun with collegiate domination?