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Affording monitors

Observer Viewpoint | Sunday, September 19, 2004

I’d like to share my viewpoint on your recent subject of hall monitors and cramped space.

As a parent of a female sophomore, I support the hall monitor. I assume there is no other reason for firing the monitors other than money.

Well, I would think the Notre Dame administration should and can find money for Our Lady’s most treasure asset: the students.

Maybe Notre Dame can divert some money from athletics budget to reinstate the monitors or even build more dorms.

Or maybe raising $100 a year on the kids’ tuition: $100 x 9000 students equals a lot of monitors.

Or divert some of the money from the $3.50 Cokes sold at football concession stands.

I think the money is there to enhance student’s life in every mundane way.

Parents pay tuition and expect their children to be safe, and have a good education.

By the way, when will Notre Dame convert some of the extra space in the 75 million dollars Performance Arts building to dorm space?

Joe Chan


Class of ’84

Sept. 18