President Gregory Fenves will reimburse the University $27,000 after a February audit by the UT System found that he was in violation of UT-Austin rules by flying business class instead of economy numerous times.
While tuition was not used to cover the flights, it would be nice to think that UT could use the money for something that would actually benefit students and campus. Here are 10 things the campus could benefit from with the $27,000.
1. Upgrade the Turtle Pond
We want those turtles gliding down a water slide NOW.
New all time low: I just got jealous of the turtles being able to go to UT and be so chill and have not stress— cwang (@collinwang) February 26, 2018
2. Build a treehouse for the squirrels with catered nuts
Maybe then they’d stop stealing everyone’s Chick-Fil-A patties.
University of Texas at I just saw a squirrel carrying pizza crust in its mouth— jackie la chillona (@jackyguevara98) February 23, 2018
the university of texas at ballsy squirrels pic.twitter.com/DSTsQyd9tG— low serotosin (@exocytosin) February 28, 2018
3. Add more Mind/Body Labs around campus
Napping in a quiet, cold, secluded room is better than curling up on the stairs of the SAC like an orphan in a Charles Dickens novel.
4. Add another 640 bus
It takes more time to wait for the bus than it would to just walk.
Where In The World Is The 640?: A Memoir— Brooke Sumners (@brookensumners) February 20, 2018
I watched 2 busses pass me on my way to the bus stop. I felt like spongebob missing all the busses back to bikini bottom from glove world— Sarah Jones (@jones_sarahbeth) February 26, 2018
5. Massive supply of free Blue Books and scantrons
Bevo Bucks should be used on snacks, not a bundle of 15 blank pages that only gets one-third filled.
WHEN YOU FORGET YOUR BLUE BOOK AND HAVE TO RUN ACROSS CAMPUS AND BACK IN 6 MINUTES TO BUY ONE. PLEASE TELL NE WHY WE HAVE TO PAY FOR STAPLED NOTEBOOK PAPER!?— Garrett Kelly (@garrettmkelly) February 28, 2018
Left a cute little surprise gift in my blue book for my TA (teardrop stains)— Lydia (@lydiadeleon_) February 20, 2018
6. Fix Butler School of Music
At least glue some tiles back to the ceiling or pick them up from the floor.
7. Add a moving walkway to Speedway
You can’t steal an escalator.
Us because the route is on Speedway pic.twitter.com/7Xqt7VrMUs— Shelby (@bryanshelbyn) February 28, 2018
Once the weather is finally kinda ok speedway mall is fuuuuuulll pic.twitter.com/c6ACUflyeK— Mike Gutierrez (@m_gutierrez13) February 28, 2018
8. Restore fountains
Why do none of the fountains on campus shoot water? They’re just rusty basins of air and pipes.
9. Free T-shirts for everyone
Students make the best billboards and it’s not like their attire consist of any real clothes.
mom jeans and a T-shirt is considered fashion— sarah (@SarahGilson40) February 27, 2018
10. Add more parking
Stop selling more parking passes than there are spaces.
Drove to school today, but no parking spaces. Drove home and now riding the bus to school.— Colin (@ckoutney) March 1, 2018
I’ve spent an hour looking for a parking spot and still haven’t found one... I could be studying for my exam or doing homework rn— Josh (@josh_garza_) February 27, 2018
It took me 45 minutes to find parking today. It was a sign that I shouldn’t have came to school today— Jaclyn Ozuna (@_JesusJackie) February 21, 2018