Spin Control

Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America

"I'm kind of sad that the university has such a lack of respect for diversity of tastes and intellectual opinions," he says. "You gotta watch out for the status quo. Men in Italian suits will tell you it has to be that way, but it doesn't. Just because you're wearing flip-flops doesn't mean you don't have rights, man."

Vice President for Student Affairs Zenaido Camacho and station manager Johnny So field questions from angry students the night of the KTRU shutdown.
Deron Neblett
Vice President for Student Affairs Zenaido Camacho and station manager Johnny So field questions from angry students the night of the KTRU shutdown.

He says this last part half mocking hippie radicalism, but there's a hint of seriousness to it. So still has the idealism of a student educated at a university that is not just a corporate training ground, at least not yet.

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