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September 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Luxurious new Husky Stadium

Grotesque state of affairs

The new Husky stadium was unveiled on Saturday, Aug. 31, just in time for the first game of the season. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

The new Husky stadium was unveiled on Saturday, Aug. 31, just in time for the first game of the season. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

Jerry Brewer stated the simple fact of the matter in his latest column: “The University of Washington spent $280 million to rejuvenate a decaying stadium …” [“Huskies rise up to equal their surroundings,” Sports, Sept. 1.]

I have to ask myself who will rejuvenate a public university that, decade after decade, has been abandoned by the state Legislature; a university that has priced working-class kids out of the best public higher education, that is now pricing middle-class kids out of the same higher education, that furiously hustles out-of-state students?

Public higher education is going down the tubes, but we have the classiest football stadium in the uncivilized world.

If we accept that grotesque state of affairs, we deserve everything we do not get from our elected officials.

Edward Baker, Seattle

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