[quote]I just don't get why so many are okay with the UT System running roughshod over our history. It's like they want us to be UT-Almost.
Again, trying to do the same thing at UT would result in a revolt by near everyone involved. I'd even be okay if there was a student vote or action by the student congress, something that reflected input from someone excluding the higher ups within the U and not some mandate from an outside entity. I have been in the minority before and can admit if it is against the greater will. However, this just smacks of top down governance without input.
Remember, UTA was once part of the A&M system. Back then, the students were more passionate about their school. They tried to do similar things to showcase the awesomeness of the Flagship school and the students, not anyone else, pioneered the drive to get UTA out. Today, the students just turn the other cheek and say thank you may I have another.Face it Fo, you and I are the odd ones. We actually care about UTA, which puts us into a minuscule minority. I found it to be almost exclusively athletes and others who were very active on campus. As a sportscaster you traveled to away games and got close to athletes, coaches and administrators. As an athlete, I did as well.
Most of the other students I knew in school were pretty much indifferent to school activities, school spirit and athletics. I guess the low point for me was about ten years ago when there were so many "UTAlmost" majors, students who hoped to make the grades to qualify for transfer to the "mother" campus. As if UTA were not good enough.
Forget that! I've mentioned it before, but I like to repeat myself at this age. I was accepted to Texas but chose to come to Arlington.