LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Comment at regents meeting blends irony, ignorance

Issue: 

The April 27 issue of the Faculty and Staff Newsletter reported that the Board of Regents voted in favor of tuition increases and a salary pool. I found Regent James Geddes' comment a mix of irony and ignorance: "When you look at what made this country great, it wasn't higher education. What made this country great is the free enterprise system."

The irony is that he voted against allowing CU to operate like a free enterprise. His insistence that we should function without adequate resources is delusional. The ignorance is that free enterprise is just a small part of greatness. It is freedom that lies at the bedrock of a great nation.

Barry Northrop
Assistant Director of Policies and Procedures, Accounting and Business Support
CU-Boulder