What bothers me is not the second-hand smoke blowing outside Furst Hall, but the administrative smoke screens clouding the communication and trust in this university.
I don't have an issue with smokers. But when President Joel makes a commitment and doesn't follow through, we should all take issue with that.
For all I know, the YU administration may have spent billions of dollars and countless hours investigating and preparing to tackle this issue. Yet, even if President Joel spends billions of dollars investigating and preparing to tackle the issue, if he doesn't tell us, if he doesn't inform YU's students, alumni, and faculty, do we have any reason to think that anything is being done, that his commitment will be followed through?
I, as a loyal fan of President Joel, believe that he must be working on this. But I wish I did not have to rely on emuna peshuta. I wish he would just tell us.
Has YU made other commitments which have not, as yet, happened? Would you like to hear about what is taking so long? Please let THE YU VENT know about 'em in the comments. We will try to do something about it.
[UPDATE: At the last Town Hall, if I remember correctly, President Joel promised a new Wi-Fi system that would extend across the whole campus within weeks, not months. He got a big applause for that, but even now I can barely get wireless in the library, let alone anywhere else.]