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Student body should not tolerate personal attacks on candidate

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Student body should

not tolerate personal

attacks on candidate

To the Editor:

It has recently been brought to my attention that there is a poster circulating on campus depicting a serious candidate for the Undergraduate Association presidency as the Anti-Christ. Over the years student elections have caused humorous acts to be perpetrated against certain candidates and certain candidates have referred to their own campaigns in humorous terms and this kind of thing is to be expected.

However a personal attack on a serious candidate for any student office is especially unfortunate and should not be tolerated in our community. Such an attack tends to denigrate the whole process of student government.<>

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Such attacks may also have the unfortunate effect of denying to students responsible leadership of their own student activities. In this particular instance such a lurid poster may say more about the perpetrators than they intend.

It is my belief that students, faculty, and administration all benefit when there is serious and thoughtful leadership of student activities and of student government in particular. Although I can speak only for myself I suspect that many faculty collegues would deplore the personal attack contained in these posters.

Louis Menand III->

Special Assistant to the Provost->

Senior Lecturer->

in Political Science->