The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
From the Rockies to the Races: Why College Students Are Joining the Celebrity-Packed  Kentucky Derby
From the Rockies to the Races: Why College Students Are Joining the Celebrity-Packed Kentucky Derby
April 24, 2024

The Kentucky Derby, often celebrated as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” transcends mere horse racing to become a staple of American...

    Tony Frank should announce stadium decision at fall address

    In years past, CSU President Tony Frank’s annual fall address has stayed consistent with his usual talking points: that students are subsidizing a larger portion of their state higher education than ever before and despite this, CSU is a great university.

    While declining state funding and increasing tuition are indeed on the forefront of everyone’s minds, we’d like to see Frank address the most pressing issue to the CSU community –– the fate of the on-campus stadium.

    Ad

    During the final meeting of the Stadium Advisory Committee meeting in August, Frank admitted that this decision has dominated university discussion and fragmented the community. Frank said he intends to make a decision about the project by early October via an e-mail to students and faculty.

    According to a press release, however, the purpose of the Fall Presidential Address is to discuss the highlights of the past year. The thing is, nothing happened that was bigger than the controversy swirling around the on-campus stadium.

    There has been no new information about the feasibility of the on-campus stadium since August. His thoughts on the project now probably won’t differ from what his thoughts will be in October.

    And more importantly, this address is Frank’s biggest opportunity to speak directly to a large assembly of students and faculty. A decision of this magnitude deserves a better forum than simply a mass email and will give Frank the opportunity to directly explain his reasoning to the community.

    True, this would certainly make his address far more controversial than if he simply stuck to his usual talking points.

    But for the past year, Frank has been encouraging the athletic department to enter a “bold new era.”

    Frank should take that boldness to heart.

    View Comments (12)
    More to Discover

    Comments (12)

    When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
    All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *