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I just finished listening to the program. Mr. Pitkin does nothing to recant any of the allegations made in his article, but perhaps he has achieved all he wanted in the first place - recognition and publicity. Scandalmongering. That is the problem I have always had with WW, scraping the bottom to mudrake and focus on the negative. I jut wonder if he had a personal ax to grind and what that could be. Did he apply to Reed, rejected, or know someone who was? In the future, all I will think is that man with the trashy article about Reed, where my daughter received one of the best educational experiences available in an undergraduate college in the country. I will never worry about her decisions, because I know she is able to think concisely and independently. She graduated two years ago, and as she stated, there may be drugs on campus, but there is no pressure to participate and more importantly, no time because of the rigors of the academics. I will make one other observation as a parent: Reed's program for drug abuse is to suspend on medical leave and not to report to the police. As a parent, what would you want? Reed's policy or to pick up your child from jail? This is a wise policy, where lives are in the balance as well as future reputations.
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