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Not all sold out

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tim Dougherty’s Sept. 13 Inside Column “Saturday Sellout” baselessly accused “300 shameless students” of exchanging their tickets – “most, no doubt,” for profit. During the time I spent in line on Tuesday morning, I was unable to determine the motives of the other 299 students who exchanged their tickets. Perhaps they do intend to make a profit. That would indeed be shameful. Then again, perhaps they don’t. I don’t know, and I am not sure why Dougherty is so confident that he does. I do applaud the new policy of printing the name of the guest on the ticket and requiring that it be presented with ID at Gate E. I imagine that this provides at least a little more of a challenge to would-be scalpers. I also expect that there will always be those who find a way to exploit University ticket policies for personal profit. I can only tell you that there were no more than 299 who did on Tuesday morning.

Donald Wittich

graduate student

Sept. 13