We know the complaints about this campus. It?s bound by a graveyard and a river. There?s no college town. Parking is substandard. It?s too cold to walk anywhere.
On a campus that is so isolated from the community, one of the most valuable resources is the UR Special, the Saturday bus that chauffeurs students to Marketplace Mall, Wegmans, K-Mart and other favorite locations.
The bus will now run Wednesdays for a two-week trial to assess student demand. If the weekday route proves popular, coordinators will work toward installing it permanently.
While the UR Special may not exactly be the Freedom Rides, this is one issue in which students now have the power to enact change.
By riding the bus in the next two weeks, they can help make the Wednesday run become a permanent reality for themselves and their fellow students while getting their grocery shopping done or picking up a new CD at the mall.
The Students? Association Senate and the Student Activities Office have done something right. They have listened to student requests and needs and proposed to implement a solution.
Don?t let their efforts go to waste. Hop on the bus for the next two Wednesdays.