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Ticket lottery exclusion not comparable to ‘compromise’

Letter to the Editor | Friday, November 3, 2006

In response to today’s Letter to the Editor from graduate students James Keith, William Towns, Meggan Valrance, Elizabeth Halpin and Thomas Durcan (“3/5 of a student?” Nov. 1), as tragic as it is that the graduate students were originally excluded from the USC ticket lottery, I’m really not sure their comparison of graduate students to voting slaves through their “3/5 of a student” bit is a valid one.

Because, well, one group was denied the American right to vote.

And the other group almost didn’t get to stand in line for tickets to a football game for which they never had to pay the Student Activities fee.

Life’s rough, though, huh?

Meaghan Garvey


Pasquerilla East

Nov. 1