Just under two weeks ago, hundreds of students across Montana gathered for rallies at Montana State, the University of Montana and Montana Tech in an attempt to influence lawmakers in Helena to adopt a tuition freeze.
“In your opinion, what is the main reason students get education beyond high school?” A recent Gallup poll asked Americans and 86 percent of the respondents said that money, and the ability to earn more of it, was the biggest motivation for pursuing higher education.
“Look to your right, look to your left — one of them won’t be here next year.” Universities use this line, often at freshman orientation, to foreshadow the difficulties of higher education that await their incoming students.
Sustainability is more than just being environmentally conscious. Sustainability is the art and science of thinking long term. Actions can be taken by individuals and society there to ensure continuity in a world of shifting variables.