Irish celebration set at wrong timeFirst off, let me start by saying that I am very proud of my Irish background, but was upset that due to my class schedule, I was unable to attend the St. Patrick’s Day celebration held on the 16th. Not only was it being held on the wrong day, but the timing could not have been worse.

I suggest such upcoming events be held at times more appropriate for everyone, such as after 5 p.m., when most classes have ended. The least that could have been done was to have held it on the official holiday – the 17th.

I would also like to respond to the article on campus housing updates. It did not occur to me before that Eastern had the lowest rates for housing, but now that I am aware I must ask this: If the housing does receive updating, how will those costs remain low? Surely the financial weight of the remodeling will bleed into the students housing fees eventually. It is true that the dorms are perhaps not the most “decorative” in the country, but we have to remember that some sacrifices must be made for the retaining of other values, such as cost.

Technically, we are here to learn, and though we should have nice residence halls, a few brick walls are not the end of the world. After all … where would (we) be without the wonders of duct tape?

Philomena Swiderski,

Address Dupree 515

Student: Progress should follow up on police beats

For an organization that is so dedicated to bringing students and staff alike accurate news, I would suggest that The Progress follow up on the police beats.

I was arrested for carrying a hunting knife, which under state laws was perfectly legal – then on Feb. 24 (at the time of the offense) and now.

I was found not guilty at Eastern’s administrative hearing and my court case was dismissed.

It would seem that this should be news. Since publishing arrests seems to be, why shouldn’t my innocence be published also?

Jordache Hutchins,