TSU Troubles

Dr. [Priscilla] Slade wasn’t doing anything that other presidents aren’t doing at larger, more prestigious universities (see “Trouble at Texas Southern,” Dec. 14). All of them are taking advantage of the system they’re in, some get caught, and some don’t. Why don’t we investigate all the universities and see what we come up with, and maybe school tuition will stop going up every year.

— R. Taylor
Dickinson, Texas

I am shocked that Diverse: Issues In Higher Education would be more than willing to exploit the death of Ashley Sloan, a student of TSU who, on Dec. 4, 2004, lost her life to a shooting on off-campus housing (see “Trouble at Texas Southern,” Dec. 14). A life that was becoming more educated, a life that was actively being a positive contributor to society, a life that has been regarded by Diverse as the catalyst for the “fortuitous find” of the “TSU 3,” maliciously defames and damagingly misrepresents everyone involved in the tragic affair.

— James Hollins
Student, Texas Southern University

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