Alumni, parents & CMU
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
When the young woman attending Carnegie Mellon University paraded around as the pope, naked from the waist down, I thought her parents and the school would be aghast.
Obviously, I was mistaken, because Christian-bashing seems to be very popular these days. If the costume had been of Muhammad, I wonder what the reaction would have been.
College alumni are encouraged to support their alma maters. If CMU alumni continue financial contributions and/or express no outrage about this incident, we must assume they fully support the direction chosen by the university.
Parents of potential future CMU students may want to consider sending their children and tuition to another school with a different direction.
Roy J. Whipple
New Sewickley Township
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Corbett’s choice
- Islam & women
- ‘We the people’ are veterans
- Invest in pre-K
- Not reviled abroad
- Funding priorities questioned
- Math in common?
- Slots & property taxes
- Beneficial, irreplaceable
- Harmar needs better enforcement
- Putin’s actions I