February 19, 2010
Letters to the Editor
Alumna asks for hospitalitySusquehanna prides itself on being a wonderful asset to the community...and it is.
However, it seems that some current students need to realize that they are not the only folks who park on campus.
Currently, almost all of the visitors' parking spaces are filled with cars that prominently display Susquehanna decals or student parking permits.
It seems that the concern for "hospitality" has been lost. Hospitality can be defined as a friendly and generous way to treat guests.
Many of the local residents who attend programs on campus have difficulty walking long distances, so they have appreciated the additional parking spaces that have been designated near Degenstein Campus Center.
However, when the space is filled with student cars, they have no convenient access to the building.
That makes Susquehanna appear to be an unfriendly, uncaring place. You and I know that's not true.
Please think of your grandparents and leave the visitors' parking spaces available to those who are many years older than you are.
Some day you will be one of those senior citizens and will appreciate those spaces.
As one of those old alumni who frequently visits the campus, I will appreciate being able to park in a convenient visitors space.
--Lynn Hassinger Askew '57
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