On-Line Letters to the Editor
Downtown St. Louis Important to UMSL Students
Downtown St. Louis IS important to UM-St. Louis students! Downtown is where . . .
OK, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little. Nevertheless, I think the fate of downtown St. Louis is inextricably tied with the fate of the metropolitan area, both economically and image-wise.
- The sports team play
- The nightlife is
- Thousands of jobs are
- The cool people LIVE!
That is why I introduced a resolution in the SGA Assembly on October 1, 1998. My resolution, "Re: UM-St. Louis in Downtown St. Louis," focused on the importance of downtown, and my belief that all the major higher education institutions of the St. Louis area should be part of the downtown revitalization process, including UM-St. Louis.
I admit targeting the funds from the sale of the Mercantile Library was not a particularly good way to make my point. I certainly appreciate the contribution the Mercantile Library can and should make to the UM-St. Louis campus.
However, my main point is still that UM-St. Louis needs to contribute something to Downtown St. Louis.
Finally, anyone who is interested in revitalization of downtown and attracting young people to the City of Saint Louis should contact Metropolis Saint Louis, at 206-3246 or http://www.mstl.org.
Parking situation is desperate
Again I find myself writing about the parking. The situation here is desperate, many students are finding out they have to leave the house very early to get here and find a parking place. This is ok except many of us have responsibilities at home or at work before we come here to study. I live in western St. Charles county and can not leave the house until about 9am because of commitments. My first class starts at 10 am and I do not get here until 940 or so. I now have a 10-20 minute job of finding a place and sometimes it is 10 or more minutes to walk to class now. I am late often because of this. I am sure this is repeated often by other students. My question is this, when is this situation going to get fixed?
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