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Replies to: Sadly, this is not a good look for William and Mary......

  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 22,313 Forum Champion
    But of course one should never judge an entire college based on the actions of a few.
  • tutumom2001tutumom2001 Registered User Posts: 928 Member
    Not going to condone it for sure, but this is on every college (and even high school) campus. I don't think people getting caught negatively reflects on the college in relation to any and every other college out there.
  • lastone03lastone03 Registered User Posts: 743 Member
    Just really sad that it also involved a professor. This is a cautionary tale for all of those seeking to find a non-party school. They really don't exist. This happens everywhere - even at the supposed intellectual elites.
  • CharlieschCharliesch Registered User Posts: 2,053 Senior Member
    edited April 18
    That Steely Dan song was about a drug bust at Bard College when one of the leaders of the band was a student., and his girlfriend's dad had to bail her out of jail.

  • momofthree55momofthree55 Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    As disturbing as the drugs, the investigation started because they felt that drug usage was causing a large number of unreported sexual assaults on campus.
  • lastone03lastone03 Registered User Posts: 743 Member
    @momofthree55 - agree. Really awful.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,058 Senior Member
    In 2010 there was a similar bust at Columbia University:
    No professor was involved though.

    I remember one busted student's wealthy parents refused to post bail. The kid went on a rant to the media blaming his upbringing for his drug use.
  • madgemini4madgemini4 Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    @momfromLI and @Charliesch -- before I learned that "My Old School" was about Bard, I mistakenly thought that William and Mary was in Annandale, VA! ("That'll be the day I go back to Annandale...")

    And yes, I too always have that lyric in my head whenever I hear "William and Mary".
  • IzzoOneIzzoOne Registered User Posts: 404 Member
    I think when Steely Dan was asked about why they used "William & Mary" they said it had the right type and number of syllables. And if you try out other names in your head, you can see why.
  • VAMom23VAMom23 Registered User Posts: 451 Member
    This is a regular occurrence at college campuses across the country. And high school too for that matter. It is good to see that enforcement was taken seriously.
  • BobcatPhoenixBobcatPhoenix Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    OT, but “Daddy G” from the song is G. Gordon Liddy!
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