Every generation of students should leave the UW a better place than they found it.
<p>But choosing the amenities that future students will pay for via segregated fees is not making UW a better place...It's simply deciding whether we should raise the mandatory rates of attending UW for certain future benefits. </p>
<p>Am I glad that past students made the Memorial Union possible? yes. SERF? no, I'd rather not pay for it. </p>
<p>Every choice that past students made about what I pay to use is just that--a choice. They didn't make UW a better place for me, they just decided what I'd pay for. As a student body, we decided that future students shouldn't pay to renovate the NAT at this time...It's different than when alumni donate funds: alumni are using their OWN money to improve UW!</p>
<p>UW is a hallmark of good, affordable education. Not everyone wants to change that--if certain projects can't obtain funding from private donors, alumni, or the state, then maybe they're not the most important projects. Fiscal conservatism isn't such a bad thing in a University.</p>