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Monday, August 30, 2021

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When your school’s international notoriety makes the front page of the New York Times, you’ve just gotta respond.

Just remember, there’s no such thing as bad press:

[Eckerd College President] Eastman saw a positive side. He said higher education colleagues across the nation congratulated him for getting Eckerd recognized as the leader in overseas studies and for creating a new policy on the issue.

But some chafed at knowing a national audience was learning about past missteps. Others seemed to be in denial. Some alumni from the 1970s called and sent e-mails to Eastman insisting they had never misbehaved like that while in college.

“Is that so?” he asked them. “I’ve heard a little bit differently about your class.”

Great closing quote by the Prez. I can’t comment specifically on the Classes of the ’70s, but I know that by the time I got there in ‘89, there was nothing tame about Eckerd’s campus life. Let’s just say that, even discounting whatever happened before or after enrollment, there’s plenty of blackmail material to make EC grads of that era think twice before running for office.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 08/30/2004 10:29:52 PM
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