Monday, April 07, 2008

Another Embarrassing Moment

Michigan State University has a reputation as a fine school for a good education goes, but one has to wonder about some of the students who go there. They have a tendency to get a bit exuberant during celebrations and . . . things burn and . . . things get trashed . . . and students wind up in jail . . . and one wonders what is going on in those supposedly intelligent heads.

A few years ago the MSU football team won a bowl game and the student body celebrated with a riot.

The link can tell you what happened but the most troubling line in the article is this one.

It's the biggest riot at MSU in nearly a decade. Only a decade? I wonder when the last riot at another school in Michigan was.

You know you don't hear about riots at the University of Michigan, or at Central Michigan University, or at Saginaw Valley State, or at Eastern Michigan University, or at Western Michigan University or at smaller colleges. What is it with MSU? As far as I know, this is their third or fourth riot in the last 20 years.

And the MSU president is understandably concerned about MSU's image and reputation.

These are the kids being trained to be tomorrow's leaders, professionals, CEO's, etc and this is how they act? It makes me somewhat concerned about the future.

College pranks have always be part of college (and don't I know it - - - from both the giving and receiving ends) but riots because a street party got out of hand should not be part of it. I think some students need to be expelled and not allowed to attend any public Michigan college for at least a year. Only when actions have consequences will they change for some people. Harsh? Yes it is! Sometimes discipline needs to be harsh to be effective. Give these children a chance to grow up a little more.


Blogger Gayle said...

An overabundance of testosterone, maybe? All joking aside, because this is definitely no joke, you're right. There should indeed be harsh penalties for these actions and being banned for a year from attending college would be an exellent idea, but I doubt very much that will be done.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Discipline? Hell, college students cannot even spell the word much less recognize its definition.


10:54 AM  
Blogger BB-Idaho said...

Nerds Gone Wild....

3:02 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

you got the 'chance to grow up' part right - - somehow any type of serious outlook escapes today's young folks...not sure if it's something we as parents/role models created or what (actually, i don't believe that - but i read on the internet that it's our fault - so it must be, i mean, all the stuff on the net is true, right?......) :)

5:16 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

I am glad to see you are coming around on the issue of actions and consequences! I knew I could convert you!

2:21 PM  
Blogger benning said...

Damn right! Boot 'em out! And nick 'em for the damages they caused.

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still want you to get me a Spartans jacket for my birthday or a graduation present.

11:07 PM  

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