A few weeks ago, he assured alumni of the hall resident in the USA and based in and around Maryland that issues affecting the hall would be resolved immediately.
In fact one main issue is the conversion of this iconic all male resident hall into a mixed one. It was simply mind boggling and unacceptable. How dare the VC in a singular act of (I am at a loss for the right word), sign off on this?
Male halls are a tradition. They are a way of life. Just as religions are a way of life. How on earth do you ban Hall week celebration because as part of the songs sung will be some laced with profanity?
In one of my religious studies courses at UG, we had to discuss these songs that spoke about the sexual organs of humans making the CVC songs that I am used to pale in comparison.
The uprising as we are viewing on campus today is not surprising. Are these students babies or are they adults? Are they above 18 years and 21 years age wise? Are they legible to vote? Can they drink legally? Can they marry if they want to?
You want to tell them when to s*** and when to bathe? You want to tell them when to sleep?
When you chase a dog and finally it has nowhere to go, it turns on you. With devastating results.
I do not condone violence. Neither do I support what the students have done and are doing and might do again. Circumstances have turned even timid ones into predators.
Do not be judgemental. Listen to them. Let us guide them. That is why alumni play a big and vital role in the halls ( I hold my b**** to V-Mates worldwide).