> Justsayin, all you need to do is go to Mason's
> website, or look at the school paper here
and see all of the
> community events and volunteerism opportunities
> that the students provide. Every school does this
> kind of thing, and I know we've had plenty of
> Mason students who've volunteered for my campaign
> and I see them out with other campaigns all around
> the area. I know when I was an undergrad at GW my
> fraternity was doing volunteerism events and I
> took part in plenty, whether it was cleaning up
> parks in SE or collecting canned food for our
> annual drive, we put a lot back into the
> community. Mason is no different.
> I'm not a Mason student. I'm running to represent
> the district in which Mason is located, and I
> value having the school there. I don't view it
> simply as an inconvenience to the neighborhood.
> While I recognize that there are bad apples, as I
> noted, there are tens of thousands of graduates
> and we're reading anecdotal complaints about a
> handful of people.
> I spent 13 years in higher education, including
> four years as a college administrator in DC at GW
> and I can tell you that for every drunken jerk who
> wants to pass out on somebody's lawn, there are 20
> hard working folks who want a good experience, to
> do well, graduate and get a good job. That's my
> experience with most GMU students, and that's why
> I am going to defend them when I see attacks where
> they're all painted with a broad brush. It's
THERE! That is what you should have posted the first time. I'm glad I was able to draw the info out like a dentist but thanks for the update.