LSU unveiled a lavish new locker room for its football team last week, complete with arcade games, a high-tech ventilation system and sleeping pods inspired by first-class air travel.
It cost $28 million.
It’s very nice.
Backlash toward spending
While players on the hype video appeared stoked, others were not.
Professors were irked, pointing to educational facilities that need attention.
Some students shared the sentiment, loathing having “to beg” for funding for campus upgrades.
Campaign for new library
One LSU alum looked to capitalize on the attention surrounding the locker room launching a GoFundMe page to raise money for the dilapidated campus library.
Ambitious goal for library
Ginger Gibson Burk launched the campaign on Thursday.
From the GoFundMe page:
We all love our football team. We are proud of the work they do every day to represent our school. We are happy that donors stepped forward to provide them world-class facilities.
Now its time the rest of us step forward to provide a world-class facility for the entire student body.
The idea appears to be to contrast the willingness of donors to shell out hordes of cash for a locker room to school facilities that have been neglected.
The goal of the campaign? $20 million.
As of the time of this post created 10 hours after the creation of the GoFundMe page, the campaign had raised $1,527.
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