Thursday, December 16, 2010

WHY? WHY? WHY? Whose idea was this?

CCNY is not rich. Despite student protests, they raised the tuition recently. We haven't had working elevators in the science building for around a year. There definitely isn't money to throw around. So why are they wasting $4,400 on a lottery? Do they really have no better use for the money?

10 comments:

  1. Oh yeah, I gave 'em a small donation earlier this month. Sorry to piss you off.

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  2. Who says lotteries don't bring in revenue? On this flyer, it does not say that the lottery is free to join.

    In the UK, the lottery is largest giver of charity (it was created to do that) and all state lotteries fund various programs:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_State_Lottery#Distribution_of_funds

    http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lottery_(United_Kingdom)#Good_causes

    so, yeah.

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  3. oh, and I don't believe that the bookstore is really part of the campus:

    http://www.adm.ccny.cuny.edu/v2/directory/dirfind.cfm?urltarget=Bookstore

    http://www.bkstr.com/

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  4. It doesn't say so on the flyer, but there is no cost to join. I have joined already.

    bkstr.com is a business. They would never give away money just because.

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  5. Modeh B'MiktsasDecember 19, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Has no one here raised money for organizations before? There are always people who are willing to give away money for their gimmick and nothing else.

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  6. There are more efficient ways for the bookstore to advertise. For example, they could do more to publicize this lottery than sending out one measly email. There's no way anyone with profit in mind could arrange such a stupid event.

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  7. from AWM: there are limits to genius, VDL

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  8. They got you to advertise the lottery on your blog. Here we are all talking about it.

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  9. Yes, but we are not their target audience. Their potential customers are only City-College students. They could have plastered the whole campus with witty, conversation-provoking signs and not used $4,400.

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