a.m. Dec. 4 on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building
What brings you here today?
Iím a student in the Form,
Shape and Structure class, and Iím here to see my own project and those of my
classmates. Itís for an egg drop.
And what might that be?
You construct designs that must
float down from four stories and keep an egg safe. You also try to create your
own designósomething thatís Ďyou.í You use colors and shapes to make the design
uniquely yours, but it must function to save the egg.
How did your design fare?
It did very well in gliding
down to the surface. But my landing gear pretty much failed and caused my egg to
be destroyed. My wings were perfectly untouched. Looking back, I would have made
the landing gear sturdier.
In 1960, some ROTC cadets here marched 160 miles to summer camp. What
would you think if someone asked you to do that?
interesting question. I had to walk 16 miles once, and that was a stretch for
me. But 160 miles just seems excessive. And think about all the baggage youíd
have to carry. Maybe I wouldnít be going to summer camp. Wouldnít there be
somebody who could drive me? In their case itís more training, and in the end
you see that thereís a benefit. But it still may be a little extreme.
What do you think about the recent tuition increase?
a little disappointing from the standpoint that Iím already struggling with
financial difficulties. I understand that tuition increases can happen at any
school. Itís an investment in my future, but I want to see some results that
will help me personally.
What message do you have for UTAís new
Students expect him to help our experience here be
better, to increase the quality of our education. He should help all academic
programs and not favor one over another.
— Mark Permenter