Saturday, August 7, 2010

SAD BUT NOT SURPRISED

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the following email, which I received two days ago:

Because of rising costs and reduced sales of Ed Passes at BYU, both BYU and UTA have determined that the 2010-2011 academic year will be the last year of the BYU Ed Pass program as it currently exists. We wanted you to have this information a full year in advance so that you can plan accordingly. (UTA does offer a reduced monthly pass to students at all universities/colleges within the state.)

The 2010-2011 UTA Ed Pass will be $100 for members of our university community. If you have a current (2009/2010) UTA Ed Pass and you want to use it for the 2010/2011 academic year, please keep it, as you will be able to soon renew your pass online. Members of the BYU community who do not have a pass will also be able to register for one shortly. More information on how to register will be forthcoming.

Also, we want you to be aware that BYU has entered into a student car rental arrangement with Connect by Hertz. The company will make rental cars available on campus starting the end of August to students at least 18 years old—at hourly and daily rates.

RENTAL CARS???!!! I MEAN, REALLY. RENTAL CARS???!!!111???!!!

2 comments:

  1. RENTAL CARS????

    Ok, I need a rumor substantiated or not - there were rumblings in my last year at BYU that they were going to limit the BYU-approved housing area to something ridiculous like 5 blocks south of campus only. Has that or anything like that happened?

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  2. Well, it wasn't five blocks, but yes, BYU students (under 25, undergraduate, unmarried) are required to live between Center St, 2230 North, Seven Peaks Blvd. and 500 West. It's not as tight as they originally wanted to make it, but BYU housing is FULL right now. A couple of years ago, I asked the Off-Campus Housing office how many empty spots there were in BYU Housing, and they gave me their report, which indicated fewer than 200 beds free out of over 20,000. Wow.

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