Colin Zentmeyer


Colin Zentmeyer, senior political science major. Photo courtesy of Colin Zentmeyer.

OPINION: UP, you CAN have it both ways

I’m not going to pretend to be well-versed in university logistics, and I want to be clear that I do love the University of Portland. But I can be critical of something, even if I love it, and this is no different. If the administration is truly worried about the reputation it holds, what better way to improve upon that reputation by being known for listening to student input and dissent and working with students instead of working around students to enact change? What better way to be used as an example down the road, by being a university that not only took care of its students (by keeping the degrees conferred on May 3) and honoring the four-year commitment of students (by holding an in-person Commencement celebration)?