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Communication key in facing uncertain future

Welcome back, you poor bastards.

All jesting aside, it’s pretty clear that the UA is in for a rough year — a year marked by painful tuition hikes; an ongoing and often unpopular “”Transformation”” process; and the looming fiscal doomsday, when federal stimulus dollars dry up and the state legislature fails, as usual, to offer any assistance. It’s easy to feel like a Looney Tunes character who has just sped off a cliff and, upon looking down, plummets into thin air.

The Daily Wildcat Perspectives staff hopes to act as one piece of the parachute the UA so desperately needs. We’ve set out to keep you informed and keep the powers that be honest. We’re here to serve you, the UA campus community, by focusing on the issues you care about. We want to get you riled up; we want to make you think; sometimes, we even want to make you laugh. We’ve vowed to bring you the highest quality commentary possible, and we hope that if we ever fall short of that goal, you’ll hold us accountable.

If that’s the Perspectives page’s syllabus, here’s your first homework assignment: get involved. We can’t hear you if you’re sitting at the back of the class mumbling inaudibly. Speak up. Send us your thoughts online, on the phone, by snail mail or by carrier pigeon. Whatever it is, it’ll make us better. We’re committed to devising new and more creative ways to interact with you, the reader, by featuring guest commentary, asking for your input on topics large and small, giving your letters and comments the limelight and expanding our multimedia presence. Whatever your preferred method of communication, we’ll reach you there. Tweet, bark, cheep or howl, and we’ll respond in kind.

Our university faces uncertain times, but we cannot let our spirits flag. We must simply be stronger, louder, more involved and more committed. If you’ll let us, the Perspectives staff hopes to reach each and every one of you, hear what you want and need, and stand beside you to fight for it. We’re in this together.

So truly, welcome back.

— Editorials are chosen by the Daily Wildcat perspectives board and written by one of its members.

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