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Bee's opinion didn't add much

Bee's opinion didn't add much

Regarding the future of the CSU, you correctly identify the elephant in the room as the problem of change in light of financial pressure (Editorial, Sunday, Page A-14). But that is hardly news; that adaptation is necessary is obvious.

What is less clear is what kind of adaptation, to what sort of ends, and for how long. Should we increase class sizes? Raise student fees? Eliminate programs? Eliminate faculty? What role should the liberal arts have in grounding the direction of the university? These specific questions count. Unfortunately, you fail to pose them when you vapidly suggest that the CSU now needs to "reinvent and reinvigorate itself." That could mean anything and for that reason it is a dangerous and empty suggestion. Opinions without knowledge are ugly, to paraphrase Socrates.


associate professor of philosophy