How to successfully implement higher fees on students with minimal opposition: 1. Talk about it during the students’ summer vacation, so there will be minimal opposition at so-called ‘consultations’. And if there are going to be pickets or protests, there will be minimal attendance. 2. Tell them you’re going to impose the fees on incoming freshmen only, so present students won’t care. Incoming freshmen on the other hand, can’t oppose anyway. 3. Abruptly reschedule the board meeting two hours earlier so students who are planning to picket will picket for nothing when they get to the venue at the supposed meeting time.