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Carefully consider buyout

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, December 7, 2008

I read with dismay some recent letters from students urging the university to buy out Charlie Weis’ contract. Some students even volunteered to chip in a little for the fund. If Notre Dame buys out Weis’ contract, they had better never contact me for a donation again. Any university that chooses to use its resources this way and still expects families to pay $50,000 a year for their children to attend has no sense of proportion at all and does not deserve my financial support. Students and alumni are not “owed” a winning program, much less a national championship. They should expect a program with integrity, nothing more or less.

Michele Thomasalumclass of 1983Dec. 3