Monday night, DeKalb’s city council members wrestled with proposed parking restrictions in neighorhoods adjacent to campus. Except for Ald. Mike Marquardt, who lost a wrestling match with his tongue.
At a local town hall meeting a few years ago, an audience member who pays attention to such things said the DeKalb-NIU relationship might be a “communiversity” but could fairly be considered a “commuterversity” as well.
Many of the “spoiled” students drive in from other neighborhoods and communities every day to attend NIU.
Many of the “spoiled” students have to go to work before and/or after class.
Many of the “spoiled” students drive because it keeps them safer from assault or worse.
And while I’m at it: These days, some students live in their cars.
Next time that little voice tells you to hold your tongue, Ald. Marquardt, perhaps you should listen, even if you have to bite it.