At the beginning of the year, many students were “treated” to the news that there would be a new stop for The Link at SJU. This new stop is located at Alcuin Library and only runs at night.
When I first read about this, I thought it was different but not bad. However, I was wrong. It is safe to say that the new Alcuin stop is nothing short of a complete swing and miss by the administration.
I believe that they envisioned it as a new advertisement for the expensive expansion of the library. What they failed to see, however, was how
students would respond to this new stop. The stop is nowhere near any SJU housing or Sexton, which are the most frequented areas by students. Thus, it is completely out of the way for all students living or visiting SJU.
CSB has multiple bus stops because their housing is more spread out than SJU’s is. The Flynntown and Sexton stops are perfect middle grounds for every SJU student to get to wherever they need to be.
Now, any SJU student is required to trek across the entire campus to make it back to their housing. While this journey may seem easy and short, extreme weather, such as a blizzard, will make it extremely difficult, especially for students who have to carry lots of books.
We as a student body need to let the administration know that this stop is a failure, and must be eliminated.
Adam Schwartz ’20