Student charged with Rape

I am responding to the article in the edition of The Northerner dated Wednesday, March 2, 2005.

I was dismayed to see the picture of the student in the paper who was the subject of the article. This strikes me as flagrantly irresponsible. As stated in the article, the student stands charged with the crime, not found guilty of it. Printing his picture is an invasion of privacy particularly sensitive in our University environment. His participation in classes and activities here at the University is potentially compromised up until and even after judgement is rendered. Both this student and the alleged victim deserve reasonable privacy to pursue their course of action in the court of law. The court of public opinion hardly needs to be fanned for both their sakes.

Brian Robertson