|Liberty's just another word for nothin' left to lose
||[Apr. 16th, 2004|12:42 am]
warrenjabali so aptly put it:as |
this can't be real. but it is.
I'm not suprised to see that students at Jerry Falwell's Baptist college get reprimands and fines for violations such as attending a dance, viewing an R-rated movie, gambling, or having an abortion. But I am suprised that "Entering the space above ceiling tiles" is not only prohibited but earns twice the penalty of "tobacco use". Also, the rule against "Unauthorized borrowing", while understandable and perhaps even noble in its Loco Parentis scope, suggests that the rulemakers have never lived in a dorm, much less had a college roommate.
I just thought I should note that
'Entering entryway of opposite sex on campus or allowing the same'
doesn't mean what you're thinking. Pervert.
Seriously, nothing in this much surprises me. They are Baptists, after all.
Hm... I wonder if they'll grant a special exemption from the "no R-rated movies" rule for The Passion? In any event, that rule's got to be a bear to enforce, now that every computer is a DVD player, and blank DVDs go for under a buck each...
I am also amused that they inflict the maximum punishment (30 reprimands + $150 fine) for "immorality". Well, gosh, that covers an awful lot of territory! If I'm mad at my roommate, that's immoral, right? But of course, it's good-old-fashioned squeamishness--they can't quite bring themselves to say "fornication" or "masturbation" or whatever specific sexual sin they have in mind, so instead they use a phenomenally broad (and useless) label.
i'm appropriately horrified. thanks :)
on the Admissions page they gleefully remind us that "Liberty means freedom"