-

The Observer is a Student-run, daily print & online newspaper serving Notre Dame & Saint Mary's. Learn more about us.

-

archive

The right to skip

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, January 30, 2008

With all due respect University Provost Thomas Burish (“University clarifies absence policy,” Jan. 30), I am 21 years old and feel that I am capable of making my own decision on whether or not to attend class. I’m sure most freshmen have that decision-making quality as well.

If I skip and get a poor grade, oh well, my fault. From now on, will I need my mommy to call my professor when my tummy hurts like in high school? Is this communist Russia? I don’t think so.

Please don’t take our last college freedom of sleeping in or napping past the one easy class on our schedule. You’ve taken so much away from the students. Don’t stoop this low. It’s un-American.

Ryan Sarb

senior

off campus

Jan. 30