A human writes:
I think the current executives could show signs of “getting it” and moving closer to the ideals of The Nine through the following actions:
1. An immediate 25 to 50 percent reduction in their pay.
2. An immediate expansion of the Work Scholar program, including scholarships and a reinstatement of the 32 hour work-week. The community should decide how many positions and where they are needed.
3. Create more artist-in-residence programs. The Institute needs more musicians, painters, actors, sculptors and thinkers performing their magic amongst the background of the daily chaos.
It seems that most of the hardships of “reorganizing” have been felt by the community workers and not the executives. These ideas, and others, might help bring their positions more in contact with those of the community.
The Nine support this plan as a possible alternative to sloughing Admin Row into the Pacific Ocean this December.
It seems so logical and clear to those of us who CARE and call ourselves Community. I only wonder why administration won’t follow this plan.
May the light bulb of common sense and compassion go off in their heads.