We just made another friend

Ed McKeon (Hartford radio-show dude– see previous post) has a few questions for Wesleyan Students. Mostly sarcastic, mostly not funny. They include:

I’ve seen notices posted for establishing an SDS chapter on campus. Is there a big anti-war, anti-Bush movement on campus?

Where do students listen to live music, or, do students listen to live music?

Was the tree that fell on college row a prank? And if a tree falls at Wesleyan on a Saturday night, does anyone hear it?

Just wondering.

Answer them here.
Also he has this to say about us:

from a polite distance, I’ve observed students to be smart, radical, funny, creative and interesting. Okay, you’re not brats, exactly.

aww…thanks Ed! Don’t listen to what the other kids are saying about you on Wesleying, I like you. At least you’re not Martin Benjamin.

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6 thoughts on “We just made another friend

  1. Estrella

    he’s not right about the fire-safety inspections, though I don’t think they ever claimed that all they were looking for is functional alarms, they’re looking for fire code violations. the reason they’re allowed to do it is because its a private institution, thus they get to make up the rules so they could really do anything they wanted to.that said, if you ever get a chance to talk to the director of fire safety you’ll get the sense that they REALLY do believe that the dorm rooms are at least as flammable as the cardboard doused in hairspray model that we all enjoyed seeing go up in flames. Ever since the Seton Hall dorm fires fire safety in schools has been elevated to something that they obsess about. I’m not suggesting that its reasonable or logical, just trying to explain their POV.As to the more contentious issue of “other” things scooped up in the safety inspections I’m not sure if they *have* much of a choice when they see illegal items but to report them to the police. They might have some leeway, I don’t actually know. Don’t leave stuff in plain sight and you won’t put yourself (and them) in that position.

  2. Estrella

    he’s not right about the fire-safety inspections, though I don’t think they ever claimed that all they were looking for is functional alarms, they’re looking for fire code violations. the reason they’re allowed to do it is because its a private institution, thus they get to make up the rules so they could really do anything they wanted to.

    that said, if you ever get a chance to talk to the director of fire safety you’ll get the sense that they REALLY do believe that the dorm rooms are at least as flammable as the cardboard doused in hairspray model that we all enjoyed seeing go up in flames. Ever since the Seton Hall dorm fires fire safety in schools has been elevated to something that they obsess about. I’m not suggesting that its reasonable or logical, just trying to explain their POV.

    As to the more contentious issue of “other” things scooped up in the safety inspections I’m not sure if they *have* much of a choice when they see illegal items but to report them to the police. They might have some leeway, I don’t actually know. Don’t leave stuff in plain sight and you won’t put yourself (and them) in that position.

  3. Noa

    *I* like Martin Benjamin.And Ed McKeon is right about “fire safety” raids… we had one in my house last week and they definitely weren’t checking rooms for functional alarms – our rooms aren’t even rigged with alarms that connect to the central system. Even if they were checking alarms, they wouldn’t have needed to evacuate the house first.The consequence? Yes, police in my house…Thanks for caring Ed!

  4. Noa

    *I* like Martin Benjamin.

    And Ed McKeon is right about “fire safety” raids… we had one in my house last week and they definitely weren’t checking rooms for functional alarms – our rooms aren’t even rigged with alarms that connect to the central system. Even if they were checking alarms, they wouldn’t have needed to evacuate the house first.

    The consequence? Yes, police in my house…

    Thanks for caring Ed!

  5. Mad Joy

    Aw. I say we make friends with him. He complimented us at least. I like being called smart, radical, funny, creative and interesting. Even if your ironic jokes really aren’t funny, you seem like a cool enough dude, and your concept for a radio show sounds interesting. Hi from wesleyan!

  6. Mad Joy

    Aw. I say we make friends with him. He complimented us at least. I like being called smart, radical, funny, creative and interesting. Even if your ironic jokes really aren’t funny, you seem like a cool enough dude, and your concept for a radio show sounds interesting. Hi from wesleyan!

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