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Remembering Scott Krueger for His Life

According to a recent news article in The Tech ["Death Sparks Campus-wide Review of FSILGs, Rush, and Alcohol Policies," Sept. 30], "Scott S. Krueger '01 and Fiji are now the names by which issues of under-age drinking and fraternity life at MIT will be discussed by students, administrators, and faculty members." I have to say I am very saddened by the scope of coverage on Scott Krueger's death. Imagine how much more tragic Krueger's death will become if he is remembered only in relation to these two topics. I agree, under-age drinking and fraternity life should be examined as factors in his death. But what about his life? Who was Scott Krueger? What mattered to him? Where was he from? What did he love? Who knew him? Who loved him? Why can't someone discuss these things?

Before a meaningful discussion on the senseless death of Scott Krueger can take place, doesn't the MIT community, and the community at-large need to remember or at least get to know Krueger for who he was - as a real young man who lived 18 years? Before he becomes an empty symbol for a dialogue about fraternities, MIT policies, and alcoholism, I beg for someone there to pay respect and attention to the life behind the event.

Carrie Harvey

Somerville