Saturday, January 17, 2009

Figures.

According to this, 15% fewer high school students are picking York as their first choice, and 10.8% fewer overall (whether as second or third choice). However, 1.1% more students are applying to Ontario universities, and every Toronto area (so, including McMaster and Guelph) university has seen increases of at least 2%. Which means the drop in enrollment is not typical, and is likely due to the prolonged strike.

So, in other words, enrollment probably would have gone up, if the administration had actually dealt honestly with CUPE 3903 and not pretended that they didn't have any money to improve the contract. And now it's biting them in the ass.

Of course, the administration, some full-time faculty, the deans, etc. will be spending the weekend busily concocting excuses as to why it's really the fault of the people who haven't been lying their asses off throughout the strike.

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