The Princeton Review has bestowed the honor of the No.1 Party School in America upon the University of West Virginia. The administration, for obvious reaasons are none too proud of this distinction and in fact their incoming president Mike Garrison tried to deflect the attention by saying, “the students he met over the weekend and on the first day of classes Monday are more concerned with their futures “and with the great year we have ahead” than with partying.”
I find this an interesting comment from the head of a school that recruited a convicted armed robber to play football. Remember Pat Lazear? As far as I know he is still playing and receiving a free education from WVU in return for playing football. All this while far more deserving teenagers are working several jobs to pay thier tuition and they didn’t break any laws.
I will give President Garrison the benefit of the doubt on the Pat Lazear situation since he is new and did not have anything to do with Pat’s recruitment. But Garrison also said, “I’m focused on the way this university changes people’s lives, the research that we do and the service we provide to the state of West Virginia.”
If that is the case then President Garrison I would suggest you look at how many residents of the State of West Virginia did not get in or get a scholarship becasue your school actively recruited and accepted Pat Lazear and others of his ilk. Look at how their lives were changed by this.
Oh, and congratulations on being voted the No.1 party School in America. The parents of your students and all of your staff must be proud.