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Letter to the editor: UNF is overpopulated

Ken Laybourn

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Adults and freshly graduated high school students notice one thing when arriving for their first day of college classes.

A VERY apparent, obvious news flash of DISASTER.  A situation that cannot be overlooked, and allows the attendee to observe a fatal flaw that seems to have been neglected or ignored by people in high places. Which is the parking and the overall impression of overpopulation.

We the students spend our hard earned cash on the dreams of personal success. We depend on UNF to honor the agreement of education in exchange for monetary goods, and this has been accomplished. But, we know what has been overlooked. In my humble opinion, UNF’s administrators are allowing too many admissions [students]  into the university. And or there is a fatal flaw going unnoticed that will require a more knowledgeable person to formulate an educated opinion.

Overpopulation seems to be the root cause of parking problems and other issues when commuting. Just the general foot traffic on an average day is overwhelming.

At the library there was a line to get in, running out the door. Many of the students were amused and confused mumbling to each other “ Why is there a line for the library, bro?” Every table and chair was being aggressively defended by students lucky enough to find a place to sit and study.

The hustle and bustle of students left me with the impression that I had taken a wrong turn into a local amusement park. Something needs to change, and with haste. We need to expand the library and parking to an even greater degree than we already have. UNF cannot accept everyone and their mother, and not expect to be drastically overpopulated. We need to aggressively attack the problem of overpopulation. Either by more scrupulous admissions or an increase of all facilities.



Ken Laybourn, UNF Student


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3 Responses to “Letter to the editor: UNF is overpopulated”

  1. Sam on September 30th, 2017 5:08 am

    The fact of the matter is this, the population is near on impossible to control. Regardless of what way we go about it, there doesn’t seem to be any feasible solution. Back in 1980, China introduced a one child policy to help stop over population. However, when it was abolished it became the social norm to just have one child. This is the closest we have come to sorting out the overpopulation problem. Similarly, we have tried to fight it by finding other habitual planets through the Space X program run by Elon Musk to even introducing a child tax. https://infinityillusion.com/overpopulation/

  2. John Ruddy on September 30th, 2017 7:28 pm

    Sad school is loverloading the campus. We have visited this camp for 10 years thru piano competitions,… .now both children are full time and i sold my house in south florida so we could be 5 miles away… the parking absolutely sucks.. . Not a tough math algorithm to know what u need… its un acceptable to offer classes in construction, city pla ning. Management and hospitality and suck at home planning flow and capacity.
    Very sad…..father of 2 studemts.

  3. John Barnard on October 2nd, 2017 1:59 pm

    I think a lot of the problem is the lure of the computers, large cubicles, well kept sidewalks and turnstiles. Some of this overcrowding and pollution could be controlled by border collies. People Masters of Northeast Florida has been in the business of thinning crowds at community colleges since 2005. Although there are a large variety of methods available to the university, this may be the most cost-effective and humane.

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