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Suspension was overkill

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, January 25, 2007

It is often said that college is a microcosm of the real world. If that were that case, then Kyle McAlarney would have been back playing against Georgetown or Tank Johnson would have been placed on death row. For those of you on the University judicial board, please – gain some perspective. An overwhelming amount of illegal underage drinking is allowed in each residence hall every weekend, yet one student is suspended an entire semester for having marujuana in his car. As I remember the stories, a past student was booted from his residence hall for being in Pasquerilla West Hall at 12:30 a.m. studying on a Monday, yet another student throwing around sexist remarks directly at a female rector got a “firm talking-to …” Either there is a serious consistency problem, or the administrators guiding the process are seriously screwed up in the head. I vote for both. Meanwhile, there’s one point guard who has seven more months to learn a lesson that I am sure he already understands, while a good chunk of the current Notre Dame student body will break the law tomorrow night in Dillon Hall.

Hapa Dima

Los Angeles

Jan. 24