ml wave wrote: ↑Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:31 am
PeteRasche wrote: ↑Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:11 pm
Once you expel someone, then you gotta expel everyone after, but I bet they try hard not to expel anyone until they have to (meaning they're not enforcing it and will only act if an uptight Karen forces their hand). On the other hand, once you expel someone, it's a wake up call to the student body, so maybe it actually works without needing to expel tons.
It will be interesting though, because if you believe the news and what you see in photos everywhere (and, hell, what I'm hearing about my 21yo niece), college kids don't give a crap about it and are living their lives like nothing is different. Covid parties are popping up all over. My niece just drove with a bunch of her college friends (from all over Texas) to go party for a week in Florida.
I think the opposite is just as true...you're not going to be able to expel the guy from party #2 if you don't expel the guy from party #1. Selective enforcement is a sure recipe to losing in court.
I agree with that concept, but I'm thinking more like, how are they going to prove knowledge of party #1? That's the only reason I'm throwing this idea out (and to be clear, I'm just playing devil's advocate, it's not like I'm deeply invested in this topic or trying to start an argument). If they (purposely?) look the other way for as long as possible, they would only have to act once they have been notified by someone that there was a party. As long as they don't show up (TUPD or whatever authority is policing this) and just say "break it up" and walk away, they can likely claim no knowledge of parties until the first one on which they have to act due to a complaint being filed.
But going right against my own thought above about college kids "not caring", the ones who do care are probably VERY likely to snitch, so maybe Tulane is notified the very first time it happens.
I don't know if there's anyone reading here who is still "in touch" with campus, but are there still Greek rivalries, i.e., one frat who really doesn't like another? (I assume that hasn't changed
) If so, you have to expect any large gathering at a house would immediately be reported by an opposing frat. Maybe even falsely charged, if there's some guy that others dislike.