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Terry Franklin: UMass Science Fiction Society eviction


Sunday, July 18, 2021

I read with interest the article of The UMass Science Fiction Society along with all their books being evicted after 57 years. Just one of a great many student organizations being made homeless.

It was amusing to see how deftly the university spokesman laid the blame on the Student Government Association for the policy.

No doubt the SGA was involved in some way. My guess is that the students were presented with a single option, and forced to sign off on it. The only question is was this purely a matter of a big stick, or did some small faction get a little carrot out of it.

Terry Franklin

Amherst