What exactly compelled you to feel that giving the names and pictures of the four individuals arrested at Ross was a good idea? First, the security reports take care of informing the students about violations on campus, often with no naming involved. Second, have you considered the repercussions of this article? Let’s say all four of these students continue their studies at our university. Do you think it’s fair that, outside of these students’ social groups and those they wish to inform, the entirety of campus can identify them by both name and face and that those faces are now linked with some petty crime? That those around them have been given the material to form stigmas against them at a school that is largely marijuana intolerant and ignorant (in relation to alcohol)?
Perhaps this was your journalistic right, but I and many people I have talked to feel that this was a disrespectful journalistic action and I thought you should know.
P.S. The same goes for those suspended for theft, although the names involved in the suspension of members of our school’s sports teams would be a harder thing to suppress anyways.
– Cyrus Nadia