COLUMN: The Wrong Students Are Getting The Stipends
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 01:09
YMCMB now gets paid stipends to put on even worse shows, and only they have the power to change it.
In December of 2011, enough schools voted to override an NCAA plan to provide $2,000 stipends to scholarship athletes, regardless of need, that the measure was wiped out. Boston College was one of those schools. The $2,000 was intended to cover the full cost of attendance for student-athletes, which current scholarships fall short of providing.
In February of 2013, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College passed a new constitution, which grants stipends to six vice presidents, all of whom are not elected by the student body. This month, those stipends were announced to be $2,200—$200 more than the NCAA proposal for the student-athletes.
Last Friday, UGBC hosted one of the worst attended fall concerts in school history, bringing back an act that headlined the concert in 2003.
If all of this wasn’t so blatantly wrong, it might be a little funny.