To the editor:
I am writing in concern to the university's "ugliness" problem. This campus
has become nothing but concrete and traffic in the last few years. The
administration should put some more time and effort into the beautification
of the UT campus. I think the students here at the University of Tennessee
deserve a little more greenery and outdoor recreation areas than the
intramural field. It's rather ironic that the East Tennessee area in
general is known for its mountains, its greenery, and its hospitality, yet
the campus in the middle of it all looks like a horrible attempt to
re-create some dirty, smelly city with traffic problems. God forbid that if
there is a square inch of grass it NOT get used to construct some building
or get reserved for some fruitcake artwork.
This argument will probably get negative feedback from the usual whining
crowd who complains about parking. God forbid they actually have to get up
and walk more than a few blocks to wherever they happen to live.
Please don't group me with the envir-wackos who want to save the Earth, but
there is a fine line, of which the University of Tennessee is currently on
the wrong side. I hope the people responsible for campus beautification
realize that UT was a nicer looking school before the concrete sets
UT needs to put more effort into beautification
Tue Mar 28, 1995 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:50 p.m.