Florida Tech has decided to move around their budget in order to focus on essential changes imperative for the success of the school, starting with repainting the buildings.
“After much deliberation, we’ve allocated funds to campus beautification,” the president of Florida Tech announced last Wednesday.
The president said that various departments have cooperated in this endeavor, accepting a minor budget cut and encouraging alumni donations.
“At first I was uneasy,” said Thad Patterrssohnn, a professor in the school of arts and communication, “but now that it’s done, I’m pretty excited. I mean, Crawford looks like a fricking race car!”
Patterrssohnn said even though the new paint job makes him feel like a NASCAR driver, some of his students were concerned about the use of funds on paint.
“Some students thought it was a waste,” Patterrssohnn said. “But you have to look at the bright side. Athletic teams have been cut, the athletic banquet has been cancelled and parking becomes scarcer by the day, but at least the buildings have a fresh coat of paint.”
Stu Pedd, a senior in mechanical engineering, said he was skeptical when he saw the paint.
“I thought it was a waste,” Pedd said. “But now I realize how important it is.”
Pedd said he used to procrastinate his work by going to tennis matches.
“Now that they put all their money into painting, I’ll actually have time to get all my work done,” Pedd said. “It’s going to help me a lot.”
Asher Tide, an alumni and former Florida Tech women’s tennis player, said she’s not letting any “sugar coating” keep her from being disgruntled.
“People are still upset. They may not be outspoken about it but I know they’re upset,” Tide said. “A not-so-shiny paint job isn’t going to distract us from their transgressions.”
Tide said that former athletics alumni are working together to help students stage a coup in order to fight for their teams to be reinstated.
The Crimson is currently investigating these claims.
While there are continued talks about the budget redistribution, students and professors are encouraged to submit their ideas.
“I hear they have an open door policy,” Patterrssohnn said. “I haven’t tried it, but it works something like they leave the door open and you can just walk in. I don’t know how that contributes to them listening, but people seemed to be happier when that was announced.”
The next budget redistribution meeting is scheduled to be held April 31.