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March 20, 2011 Poll Results

Was UAlbany right in cancelling Fountain Day?

Yes 63% 202 votes
No 31% 99 votes
What's Fountain Day? 5% 18 votes
Total: 319 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


March 21, 2011
8:30 a.m.

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The Eggs & Kegs - as bad as it was, was not only UAlbany students, but Siena, St. Rose and outsiders. It was off campus on property not owed by the college. The fountain event could have wrist bands, limiting the event only to UAlbany students.
I was also told that the fountain was going to be converted at some point to be able to use it for ice skating in the winter.

March 22, 2011
4:50 a.m.

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Somehow I find it difficult to believe that all of the approximate 18,000 Undergrad and Grad students attending the school participated in the mele in Albany. I also think it is pretty safe to assume most of those participants were residents and acquaintances of residents of the "Ghetto" itself, in conjuction with neighborhood denziens attending other schools.
To treat the non participants like a bunch of grade school children is ridiculous, and an insult to the balance of the student body. We are supposed to be educating and preparing these young adults for life in the 'real world', not in Mrs. Broomhall's kindergarten class.
Identify the participants from the St. Patrick's Day, institute a functional method of eliminating them from the Fountain Day celebration, and allow one of the few real traditions on campus to continue.
The University Chancellor should conduct himself as such, and not like the headmaster at an elementary school.

Establish some law and order on campus without instituting martial Law.

March 22, 2011
8:19 a.m.

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I think U Albany should reconsider. I do understand the university's position, but students that had nothing to do with the Kegs n Eggs party should not be punished. In fact, it could actually be an opportunity for the university to send a positive message to the vast majority of "good" students who live there. Ask the students to come up with a plan to ensure that Fountain Day is a fun time without excesses.

March 23, 2011
12:16 p.m.

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Should they cancel Fountain Day - no. Should it be change - yes. Issue bracelets so only current UA students can attend. Scale it back so not all of the events of past years happen and increase security so the event and the evening/day after Fountain Day remain calm.

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