No information on the U's enrollment needed--just ask a BYU fan: the change
in missionary age/eligibility will have a negligible effect on the U (you know,
because the U only appeals to beer-swilling, knuckle-dragging heathens who
couldn't or wouldn't go on missions anyway).
@Expat. Replace "only" with "largely"
Funny, I couldn't get USU to waive my son's out of state tuition
because he will be a Soph and not a new Freshman! @UteExpat….I don't see one comment from BYU fans, only comments
from insecure Utes.
Now what do those same institutions plan on doing in 2 years when this initial
wave of missionaries returns?
I am glad to see BYU allowed for an enrollment drop this year. I was very
concerned that they would fill in the gaps, with the result being very few
graduating HS seniors two years out would be able to get in as the first wave of
"extra" missionaries comes back, filling campus to capacity. I'm
sure they have enough applicants to fill the empty slots without lowering
academic standards, but the longer term issues would creep up unless they
planned to allow for a growing enrollment figure in 2016 and beyond. I'm
curious how Snow plans to handle the sudden spike in enrollment they will see as
they have essentially replaced a short-term drop in numbers...more buildings,
more online courses, larger classes...?
Southern Virginia University faced this same issue, and has also taken steps to
solve the problem of fewer students. Too bad SVU was left out of this article.
I am a BYU graduate and fan, and I find UteExpat's comments about U of U
students to be offensive. Some very fine people attend Utah, some of them people
who would prefer to go to the "Y" but can't afford to go there.
Some live close to SLC and can't go "away" to school or commute
daily. There are many things I don't like about Utah "fans" as a
whole, and some do not go to BYU because they don't want to live by the
Honor Code—but don't paint everyone with the same, broad brush.
My son and daugher, who live in Washington were admitted to USU with
non-resident waivers due to their Grandparents having graduated from USU.
Previously, USU has given non-residents wiavers if one of their parents
graduated from USU. I have a number of neices and nephews that have benefited
from that. THis spring, however, when the wiaver was extended to include
grand-parents, this made it possible for my kids to attend USU at the residency
my son at byui says that the girl ratio is so low the guys are hanging out
because the girls know they can be overly picky. if the guys are wealthy,
popular, handsome like a magazine cover model, drives a new truck they get the
dates. the hard working students whom focus on becoming a future graduate and
drive older cars are ignored. the girls are becoming snobby and overly picky.
@ RG, SVU was left out, but then again so was BYU-I, LDS Business College,
BYU-H, and others. So don't feel too bad. Love SVU too.
Some of you dudes need to relax. My comment was made with tongue firmly in
cheek. For what it's worth, I am an active member of the LDS faith, a
returned missionary and *gasp* a Utah grad. I never swilled beer and my knuckles
only drag on the ground when I post on the DesNews comment boards (not that
there's anything wrong with either). gharmons, I actually think you and I
were making the same point. My comment was meant to elicit a knowing chuckle
among my particular cohort--nothing more. Don't worry, I won't quit my
day job (yes, I have one--I did not make either of these posts from the computer
in my parents' basement).
"if the guys are wealthy, popular, handsome like a magazine cover model,
drives a new truck they get the dates. the hard working students whom focus on
becoming a future graduate and drive older cars are ignored. the girls are
becoming snobby and overly picky." DJK This seems like a nice turn of
events from when I spent 5 years in a U of U university ward and you only got a
date if you were a bleached blond with an eating disorder. You can read the
most recent issue of "Ask Angela" because it won't let me link.
(You'd think it would please the moderators to link to their own site.)
To "moniker lewinsky" too bad you had a bad experience at the U of U.
When I was there the girls that got asked out were nice girls that were not
continually looking for dates and flirting with any guy that came across their
path.If a girl really wants to get asked out, I would suggest taking
a math or science class, and hanging out in the Engineering building common
areas and asking the single guys for help. It is a great way to break the ice,
and the guy to girl ratio favors girls. Plus, the guy will probably be handy to
have around for rewiring your sound system or fixing your car.
They (missionaries) eventually do come home!