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I was confused when I read William Sellers’ letter entitled “The not so obvious case against UNM-LA.” He states that a community as small as Los Alamos is not “entitled” to have a university. He points out that we’re an aging population and questions why we old fogies (median age over 50) would give a muridae’s derriere about UNM-LA.
He goes on to relate the desire to have a university in our town to a Cold War mentality, and says that we citizens who support the university are suffering from a “group think virus,” with the entrepreneurial cure being to shuttle the students out of town.
William would have us “group think” that we are somehow reasoning impaired (infected with a “dilatory disease”) for wanting higher level education available in our community.
If that’s true, then I’m as infected as it comes.
The obvious case against the not so obvious case against UNM-LA is equally prudent in its thinking.
Education is a good thing, and a town that brands itself as “Where discoveries are made” should not feel that it is overstepping its entitlements to have a university available for things such as ELL/ELS programs, music marathons, technology lectures, and uh ... well, you know ... education?
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