Despite E-mail, No Change in Smoking Policy

In the Daily Student Announcements on October 30, 2007 there was a message from Dr. Frank Ardaiolo urging students to know and follow the smoking policy. Too bad this message does nothing more than send a reminder to a community that is knowingly ignoring this policy.

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A Lesson in Hypocrisy

Winthrop is a relatively smoke free campus. University policy states this here. Tour guides tell prospective students this. Everyone seems to know this fact. Everyone that is, except Winthrop University. A good step was taken with the implementation of smoking benches, but it fell far short of what needed to be done.

One of the many complaints heard is about the placement of these benches. The smoking side argues that there are not enough of these benches and that the ones that do exist are tucked away where they won’t ruin the image of the university, and thus can’t be as easily used. The nonsmokers counter that some of the more popular spots on campus have been taken and turned into a smoke filled wasteland.

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