• Michelle Marchante

Dueling Column: Students living in pro-expansion bubble

Updated: Jul 28, 2018


This column was published in FIU Student Media's PantherNOW. Image retrieved from Flickr.

Michelle Marchante/ Opinion Director


The bubble we live in makes it almost impossible for us to consider that FIU’s expansion to the fairgrounds might not be as beneficial to the Miami-Dade and University communities as it seems.


In the last semester, we’ve run many pro-expansion columns, with valid reason. FIU is a growing university, with about 56,000 enrolled students, and needs space to continue its academic growth.


To playing devil’s advocate, there is another side to this story.


According to our editorial, the reason why FIU and the Fair are still fighting all comes down to a legal contract—a lease. Under this 90-year lease with Miami-Dade County, the Fair is entitled to Tamiami Park until 2085.


This means that if they don’t want to pack up their bags and go, they legally don’t have to.


To read the full column, please click here.


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