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Davis' Assertions Irresponsible

Davis' Assertions Irresponsible

In a column appearing in The Tech, Wallace B. Davis '00 wrote, "...at least his [William Alex Goodwin '97] brothers took care of him, rather than simply not paying attention and walking by like several dorm residents did when an MIT student was badly beaten outside the Cambridgeport Saloon" ["Frat Bashing Shows Prejudice, Ignorance," Feb. 28].

We understand that Davis felt threatened by the column by Stacey E. Blau '98 ["Hypocritical Fraternities Embarrass MIT," Feb. 25] and felt the need to respond. However, Davis made assertions in his column which are wrong, irresponsible, and hurtful.

There were several Random Hall residents gathered at desk the evening of the assault. When the situation was made known, all rushed out to help.

No one turned away or walked by. Further, the support of the dormitory did not end once he was taken to the hospital.

Davis' statement has forced Random Hall to revisit an incident the memory of which is painful to all of us. He has insulted Random residents, particularly those present the evening of the incident. His allegation has offended and distressed us. I challenge Davis to direct his "wrath" inspired by "prejudice and ignorance" toward that instance evident in his own work. Davis owes the residents of Random Hall a public apology.

Teresa M. DiGenova '99

and 31 other Random Hall residents