Forum on Bookstore Contract Feb. 11, 5pm, Balt. Room, Stamp

10 Feb

After months of requesting a public forum on the consultation and bidding process for the new bookstore contract, the STAMP administration has finally responded with this:


Wednesday, February 11 – 5 pm to 6 pm in the Baltimore Room

There will be an open forum for students, faculty and staff regarding the University Book Center that is located in the Stamp. The format of the forum will allow for members of the campus community to provide feedback and ask questions regarding the campus bookstore operation.”

Notice that this says NOTHING whatsoever about the closed-doors meetings where they pretend to seek student input, the complete lack of transparency on the bidding process, or the administration’s refusal to consider an institutional nonprofit model that would save students money on textbooks, keep our money in the College Park community, and give students and faculty more control over inventory, labor standards, and social responsibility practices.

So, let’s bring that up, eh?



2 Responses to “Forum on Bookstore Contract Feb. 11, 5pm, Balt. Room, Stamp”

  1. pyncJocky January 19, 2010 at 6:35 am #


    There is no financial crisis

    What’s up? Been lurking for a while and decided to sign up and post.

    Well, tbh I had this experience recently. This is what transpired: School was out and I was heading home, I was starving so I stopped in at this restaurant and picked this sandwitch from the menu and then went off to eat it in a corner when I was done I remembered I didn’t pay!

    Yeah evidently they were super busy and distracted because there was this manager/investor type looking around everywhere and talking to them.

    Why I had not noticed this was because I was obsessing over this concept about the recent stock market crash last year. . The fact is that nothing crashed except currency! All the people in all the companies are still there, all the technology is still there and not forgotton. Now obviously besides the fact that the dollar is known to have lost value the price of stock(in dollars) has also crashed. Now think! Shouldn’t the opposite have happened? How can stock value fall more than currency? It can’t! This financial crisis is purely psychological and those who don’t snap out of it are doomed to failure. Not that it matters much to me personally at this stage in my life though but my guess is that most people are fully unaware or only partly aware that most stock is currently undervalued and there will be no depression. This is so audaciously simple that it just goes over everyone’s heads. All of these figures of low growth don’t mean anything. Answer me this, if the growth of the last decade was 20% then what difference does it make if everything shrinks by 10% over the next decade? Answer, none! There is no crisis or as that one person whose name I don’t recall right now said, it’s just an opportunity.

  2. ayekigWny7 May 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    What would be great about this message board is if perhaps you were able to sign up for discussions which you generate; Is this realistic?

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