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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Gophers stadium stuff

Advances in the senate.

I like the bill prohibiting naming rights and the use of student service fees. I'm sick of all these corporate stadium names. What's wrong with the old "Memorial Stadium"? Second, why should mandatory student service fees cover this? Do mandatory student service fees cover other buildings, besides the Rec Center and Coffman, which ostensibly exist and student service buildings?

That's not to say that students can't pay, just let them pay voluntarily. This is the 21st century here. Maybe buying bricks at $50 or $100 a pop isn't good enough: how about a scrolling virtual brick wall on some huge HDTV monitors where money will get you not only your name, but a message, scrolling for all eternity? The brilliant marketing students over at the Carlson School of Management should be able to come up with something.


At 12:37 AM, March 29, 2006, Blogger Andrew said...

Ah, but the regents in charge don't have that kind of "out of the box" thinking. I like your idea of buying a brick or having the names of students who donated scrolling across large monitors, nice thinking

At 9:52 PM, March 29, 2006, Blogger edgaralgernon said...

I too like the idea of the scrolling wall... the fee idea is stupid, like the extra income tax in downtown Mpls for the Dome, it will never go away.

Side note: I have a cd rack made from the benches of the old Memorial Stadium.


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