I don’t feel strongly against or for tuition increase. Although it does make it a little more difficult for me to pay for school, I am excited that a new HUB [Husky Union Building] and other facilities are being built. These facilities will be used by thousands of people in the years to come, so I think it was a great idea to improve them. They’ll last longer. [About post-graduation] I’m most concerned with getting into medical school! I heard its difficult. I would be very disappointed in myself if I couldn’t find a medical school after graduating.
– Jenny Pham, 19, UW
I am most concerned about finding a career after graduating. I don’t want to be someone who wasted their time in school and ending up with a blue-collar job.
– Pamela Ng, 24, UW
I don’t know why Husky Stadium needed remodeling (aside from being old), but I approve of the HUB construction; I feel that the HUB will help bring the community closer. With UW getting ever so more populated, the new dorms are also necessary.
[What’s on my mind is] finding a job and realizing computer science isn’t what I want to do with my life. As a CS student, I’m not too worried about the former. I’m not sure I want to work in front of a computer for the rest of my life, however.
– David Wong, 19, UW
It’s great that we are getting campus improvements and all, but I don’t think the students should pay for it from our tuition. We are already paying for our education and use of the buildings on the campus. Why do we, as students, have to pay for it out of our pocket for construction? That should come out of the University’s budget, not ours.
And what’s going to happen once the construction is done? Will they lower the tuition? If so, that is not fair for the students that are attending school the years of construction. Incoming students would be paying for the use of the building and education while students during the years of construction paid for education, facility use and the price of construction. If they don’t lower tuition, then I want to know where that portion of our money is going to and how it is going to benefit me, as a student, in the future.
The one thing I am most concerned about after graduating is if I will have a chance to survive in the real world. Although I would have my degree, that doesn’t guarantee me a job; it just puts me in the pool to be possibly qualified. Society isn’t as nice as it used to be. I can work hard and try my best but that doesn’t mean I will exactly have the job that I intended to have with my degree I would get from the university.
– Melissa Feng, 19, UW