My Alma mater, Texas A&M penalizes, rather severely I might add, a student because he went to Vegas and got drunk. His picture wound up in an AP news story, on the "hangover bus" [my term], a mobile EMT unit that treats tourists suffering from excessive alcohol consumption.
I graduated from A&M 30 years ago. Holey crap...Class of '82, Whoop! and all that bullshit. I was one of the 95% of students classified as two percenters.
So Apparently over the last 30 years, the administration of A&M was completely unaware of the Dixie Chicken. On any given week night, it was a block party, mardi gras and carnivaaaal all rolled into one, that spilled out into the street. Across the street from the main campus.
Around my junior year, Playboy magazine rated most of the major universities in this great country on their beer drinking ability. (I only read it for the articles)
Playboy magazine excluded Texas A&M from the rankings giving the school professional status. I am not making this up.
There were 50,000 students on the main campus my last year there. Multiply that by 30. A large majority of the students were doing and have done over the past 30 years exactly what Justin Newman did, across the street, within walking distance of the dorm. Justin traveled half way across the country to sew some wild oats, far, far away from campus and he gets singled out and hosed.
Jack asses. Holier than thou Hypocrites.
A&M sends me email all the time looking for money. I just delete them.
I can't believe what they have done to this kid over this. I may respond to the next email with a few terse words. Probably won't get any email from them for a while after that.