TROOP, DON. “Nobel? Sure. Parking Space? Maybe. (Cover Story).” Chronicle Of Higher Education 58.7 (2011): A1-A10. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.
This is an academic article from Chronicle of Higher Education. It starts off by listing a few instances of how parking has worsened for administrators, students and staff all around the Country. An example is provided by a professor who retired at the age of 62 because she just couldn’t do it anymore. Getting to the campus around 7:30AM to ensure a parking spot and not leaving until after 11PM because of other duties. A lot of colleges will sell more parking passes than they have spots, some schools up to 65% more than what they have. The major problem seems to lie on the fact that universities are always growing and accepting more and more students each year but fail to address the need for more parking spaces in response. This article shares the stories of many professors and how they must cope with the growing population of students and the lack of parking. Many have to walk such as Lea Shopkow who commutes a mile and half on foot each day, no matter the weather. Thomas R. Rochan, president of Ithaca College has a spot designated for him 3 minutes away from his office. He once gave up his spot for a week to a lucky faculty member and he was able to experience the physiological rollercoaster of not knowing if a spot will be available, unlike his usual spot with his name on it. In the end it pretty much is summed up by explaining that everyone is having a pretty rough time in college campuses across the US as far as parking is concerned.
The article was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and I found this by searching the Miami Libraries and Academic Search Complete. The author is Don Troop. I believe the intended audience is anyone who is interested in the overall situation that American campuses face with the large influx of students and the same number of parking spots each year to accommodate them all. I believe this is a credible source for people who are looking to get more information on the scarcity of campus parking. There are plenty of stories from faculty members all over the countries campuses. This article was published on October 7, 2011. It is over 3 years old but the problem still hasn’t been solved here at Miami, and I’m sure the campuses featured in the article are still going through the same problems as well. This isn’t an out of date piece yet because these problems are still occurring and it just shows that they’re not going anywhere. This issue is connected to the national scale parking problem across university campuses, and is also connected to Miami because we are having similar issues. This article uses a lot of pathos to bring out an emotional stance for readers, and also displays the emotions of unhappy faculty and students who struggle each day to teach and learn because of the inability to always have a convenient spot to park. There is ethos because there is credible names such as CEO’s and prestigious colleges discussed. This issue seems to be a big provider of pathos because as I stated earlier, there is a lot of emotions that go into this topic. The source is persuasive to me because it comes from an academic search engine so I believe that it is credible. I can relate to an extent with some of the peoples stories featured but I also haven’t been to scorned by the parking situation here like some others have at their respected institutions.
This source is going to be useful because I now have an outside source that is on the larger scale and dealing with the same issue. I can use comparisons of situations on other university campuses and put them side to side with problems here at Miami with our parking situation.