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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Google Maps Street View Car seen near OSU as tuition rises

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PHOTO: I was driving around Corvallis, Oregon and I recently saw the -- Google Maps "Street View Car" driving near Oregon State University at NW Honeysuckle Dr & NW Boxwood Dr Corvallis, OR 97330 . The car was driving east on Boxwood Drive, paused at a stop sign and then turned left north on Honeysuckle Drive on Monday, June 11, 2012 at about 12:02 PM Pacific Time. It will be interesting to see how long it takes to process the data and for it to show up online. I am assuming that a Google street car view tour of Oregon State University will soon be available.

NOTE UPDATE Dec. 14, 2012: street view was seen for the first time online Nov. 29, 2012 on Google Maps Street View after the photo was taken June 11, 2012 at about 12:02.

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PHOTO: Google Maps Street View Honeysuckle and Boxwood Drive near OSU photo taken Monday, June 11, 2012 at about 12:02 PM Pacific Time, first accessed Nov. 29, 2012 1:30 PM PT". Also see Close up of Tom in picture

Speaking of OSU:

"OSU tuition to rise 6.9 percent

Oregon State University undergraduate students will pay a tuition increased by 6.9 percent, from $6,228 to $6,660.

"However, a decrease in student fees means the overall increase will be 5.1 percent tuition from this academic year, with those taking the standard 15 credits paying $8,138 in tuition and fees.

"Students will pay $447.57 in fees per term this coming year, compared to $460.47 per term this year."

(Quoted from Steven DuBois (The Gazette-Times contributed to this story), "State board raises tuition at universities," Gazette-Times posted Jun. 2, 2012)

When the Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling attended OSU, tuition was free. Even less than a half Century ago a student could earn enough money to pay for tuition and a dorm room by working only a summer job setting chokers for a local logging crew. The shift toward making students take out loans to pay for college is an intentional move by Republicans to cut taxes and destroy colleges, but Democrats have gone along with it for different reasons. This shift will only reduce class mobility even further in America.