Editor, Daily Nexus,
Hopefully, you have heard by now the Academic Senate of the University of California is trying to increase the minimum unit requirement per quarter to 15 units. Now I don’t know about you, but for me, 12 units is plenty of schoolwork to get done in a mere 10 weeks, and I still end up falling behind. Are they not thinking about those college students who have to work on the side to pay for their education? What about those students with internships, community service or even taking care of a family of their own? Although this does not apply to my overachieving friends who decide to double major and as a result take 21 units per quarter to still graduate on time, it still, however, applies to the majority of students who enjoy their free time at the beach or whatever it is they like to do. I am lucky to be a senior, so hopefully I will be long gone before this comes my way, but for you freshmen, I am terribly sorry. Do you know what your class schedule looks like for the rest of your UCSB education? The purpose of this letter is to encourage everyone to come speak on this subject before it’s too late and we have no choice but to take 15 units every quarter for the rest of college. Come fight for your 12 units to freedom at the A.S. Town Hall Meeting. It will take place on Nov. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Corwin Pavillion. We would love to hear students’ concerns, opinions and expectations. No matter how you feel about the unit increase, or even Associated Students, we want to hear what you have to say. So come out and speak up.