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Call for lighter enforcement unreasonable

Mary Waggoner | Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I would like to comment on Tuesday’s Viewpoint letter by Carla DeMarzo-Sanchez (“Reasonable regulation is key,”). I take it she would like the administration (“Notre Dame, please listen …”) to put pressure on the South Bend Police Department so that students who break underage drinking laws will not be cited.

According to her, this will lead to happier alumni who will contribute in direct proportion to the positive memories garnered in their undergraduate years. Interesting argument, although I doubt the administration has the ability to rewrite Indiana law with regard to underage drinking, any more than it has the power to convince upcoming Notre Dame opponents to let Notre Dame win, thus creating happier alumni and a healthier endowment. Nice try, though.

Mary Waggoner

Notre Dame staff

Sept. 25