Traditionally, staff members from the admissions office have led the campus tours for secondary-school students who are considering attending the university. Beginning next semester, however, current students will lead these guided walks around the campus instead. "The staff of the admissions office no longer have time to lead the campus tours. We need to focus our resources on our other responsibilities," explains Christine Tanner, the director of admissions. "Furthermore, we feel that current students will offer unique and valuable insight to our visitors during these campus tours."
<-NARRATOR:-> Now listen to two students discussing the article.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> So...what do you think of this?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, I think it's a good idea. Necessary, too.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Why's that?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well, you know, I've actually been up to the admissions office a couple times, like to pick up some information for a friend, you know?
And every time I've ever been there?
Wow, you can tell they're really busy.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Oh, really?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yeah. Those staff members are running around like crazy-
on the phone, doing interviews, dealing with tons of paperwork-so I can totally believe what they're saying about the time factor.
Seems like having one less thing to worry about will be a good thing.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Sounds like it!
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Yep. Oh, and about the other point...
<-MALE STUDENT:-> The, uh, different-perspective thing?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> [affırms] M-hm. I think people like us would be really good at this.
Unlike, you 'know...
I remember when I was first shown around the campus.
The guy leading was...well, he was super nice, but there were some questions that he couldn't really answer from experience.
<-MALE STUDENT:-> Like what?
<-FEMALE STUDENT:-> Well...practical things,
which're the noisier dorms, or which ones are quietest...
which student cafeteria he'd recommend.
Stuff he didn't have first-hand knowledge about.
I mean, how could he?
<-MALE STUDENT:-> I see.Our point of view might be more helpful.
The woman expresses her opinion about the university's plan. Briefly summarize the plan. Then state her opinion about the plan and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.