April 18, 2005
Dear fellow students,
We are well aware that Wednesday is April 20th. In the past there have been
gatherings on campus to protest state and federal marijuana laws.
Unfortunately, these congregations have reflected negatively on our University.
We are all guaranteed under the first amendment the right to assemble and
speak our minds, and we should utilize this right. However, we should not
break laws when doing so, even if we disagree with those policies. Protesting
issues we disagree with is completely acceptable, but please keep them legal
Demand to be heard by those who can change the laws!! UVM does not have that
ability. If you have concerns about current drug laws then speak to the
authorities that have the ability to change the laws. Call your local
representatives, lobby legislators in Montpelier, or protest in front of the
U.S. Federal Building on Elmwood Street in Burlington.
Our University is a distinguished institution and admired by our peers. Let’s
work to keep the image of UVM positive and thriving. We have much to brag
about this year. Our varsity ski team took second nationally in the NCAA
tournament. The College of Medicine is ranked ninth for quality in primary
care training among the country’s top 125 medical schools. We have been
classified as a “College with a Conscience” by the Princeton Review. The men’s
varsity basketball team made it to the second round in March Madness. Supreme
Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, spoke to students as did Nobel Peace Prize
laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In two weeks Seth MacFarlane will be on
campus and music from Spring Fest 2005 will echo through CBW Green.
We have had a great year and there is more to look forward to, let’s end the
school year on a positive note.
Enjoy the 76 degree weather on Tuesday,
Student Government Association
P.S. On this beautiful spring day I am sending shout-outs to Meaghan Blaike
and John Pigott. Oh yah, thanks to everyone who helped at Food Salvage’s
Banquet on Saturday. Meg, Keith, Jason, and Laura you are awesome for
~ Student Government Association
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