University Pays to Lobby Students

February 25, 2009

Tennessee's public colleges and universities are facing huge budget cuts. So students at Middle Tennessee State University are not amused about their institution spending $10,000 on a public relations campaign to get students to vote for a student fee hike to pay for a new parking garage. The idea that money that the students have already paid is being used to urge them to spend more has many of them angry. "Lobbying the students for a fee increase with student money is unethical and incorrigible. Students should vote “NO” to unethical administrators," wrote one blogger. Administrators say they have no choice and that they needed outside help to reach students.

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