February 25, 2008

Main And Campus Respond

JJ Jackson sent out an email earlier today regarding Friday night's incident in Main.

As we posted shortly after it happened, out of respect for the student involved, we are not going to provide detail as to what happened. The incident was upsetting and it is not our place to comment on it. We are, however, going to comment on the campus response.

Mads received an email from the Main House President on Saturday morning. "The individual involved is being taken care of in the hospital and most likely will be fine. The students that had to witness the event are being helped and are taken care of," Luis writes.

In addition, an email was sent to Main residents on Saturday. House Advisor Akiko Yamaguchi expressed her appreciation for the concern and support that came from residents.

We are told that any concerns can be directed to Main House President Luis Trujillo at lutrujillio@vassar.edu or House Advisor Akiko Yamaguchi at akyamaguchi@vassar.edu.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a gossip column / sensationalist rag and it's "not [your] place to comment on it?" When I read Mads for moralizing Hell will freeze over. Write what you have the tools to write: articles on par with those in The Enquirer. Or is that aiming too high?

Anonymous said...

jj's message to the campus was ridiculous. a student "became agitated." if an incident like this occurs because of drugs, LET THE CAMPUS KNOW! let people know what awful things can happen when you have a bad trip; maybe it will prevent one in the future.

Anonymous said...

probably for the best that she didn't explicitly mention drugs in the email. this way, if any parent or potential donor should read the 'official' account of the incident, it will appear to be the student's fault rather than painting the college as having a big drug scene.

Anonymous said...

1:39, i think you need to work a little bit harder on getting that sand out of your vagina...
i mean, its happened to the best of us, you go to the beach, vagina gets all sandy and then you get agitated for several hours...
just try a little bit harder to get it out.
kthxbi!

Anonymous said...

3:08, I love the south park reference there, well done.

I have to agree with 2:45 though. I mean, what exactly would have to happen for the email to actually have had "ok....there might have been drugs involved" in it? I mean, shouldn't the student body have a right to know?


Mad(s) props to Vass Vass for being able to hide its drug scene so well. I didn't even know about it until I got here.

I doubt straightedge students are as pleased with this skill though...

Anonymous said...

Vassar is being very smart. They're subtle hiding the fact that some kids use heavy drugs, which is great because then applicants and parents never find out. We keep getting students and money from alumni. They should also try to play down the drinking culture so that people from the outside see vassar as totally clean and just full of really smart people.

Anonymous said...

drugs - doubt it - people rarely behave like idiots on drugs. that is preserved for the drunks

Mina said...

it's none of our business if drugs were involved, and ultimately it doesn't matter.

i think if the situation is so sensitive that mads won't say what it is, maybe mads shouldn't have posted about it in the first place. just a thought.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter that drugs are involved? Then what does matter? I agree that it's odd that a gossip blog would post something and then say that it's not their place to...post about it, but if drugs were involved, which they were, I think that matters quite a bit. Whether or not the college should admit that is another issue but I think they took the right course in not for our own protection (and their's as well.) But it matters that drugs were involved, at least to our community. We don't need to tell the world, but we should know what goes on here.

zack miller '10 said...

I don't see how any individual's drug use here is something that the entire school needs to know about. I also don't think that JJ was "hiding" this information from us, because the only person that drug use reflects poorly on is the person using them, and only then to people who see themselves fit to pass judgment on other people for their mistakes. I think that the fact that news of a traumatic incident spread so widely and so quickly merits a response from the school, but offering full disclosure of the events is a breach of the student's privacy when they are clearly going through a very rough time.

Mina said...

well said, zach. i totally agree.