As we all know, this semester started off with Texas Wesleyan gaining $73.2 million dollars for the selling of the Law School.
In a previous issue of The Rambler President Frederick Slabach said: “I think the transaction with Texas A&M involving the Law School will have a very positive overall effect on Texas Wesleyan University because of the resources that it brings to bear for us here.”
One of the things many wondered was where was the money going to go. Some students such as senior English major John Ortega thought some of the money should go toward the endowment fund and fixing the sidewalks where many incidents had occurred and injured students.
Since Aug. 15, several things have changed at Texas Wesleyan as more than half of the endowment was paid.
“Funding the endowment is the only good thing we have done,” Ortega said. “Parking lot issues still need attention.”
After the Rosedale Renaissance groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 15, students will be seeing the new campus bell tower design as well.
“The bell tower will further complicate parking issues,” Ortega said. “I’m not saying we shouldn’t build it. We already need a real solution to the parking problem, and Wesleyan needs to build a parking garage before starting projects that will require losing lot space.”
For senior business management major Trent Sandles, it is just a matter of asking questions.
Sandles who has been to open forum meetings said: “President Slabach is great with answering literally every question in his box.”
If you have any question you are able to submit it anonymously to President Slabach, he will address it at the end of those upcoming meetings. Students should feel free to ask him questions regarding the spending of the law school money.
Going back to a previous issue of The Rambler, The Board of Trustees will be meeting in November to see how much of the funds of the endowment will be spent.
Now that it is November, maybe the students will get a chance to know how the money will get spent and be able to give them our opinions about the spending.