To the Editor: "No student at Fairfield University was affected more by the Sept. 11 attacks than Sharon Hoey, '04. Patrick A. Hoey, Sharon's father and a Port Authority of New York employee, was killed that day." Those are some very bold statements; untrue, but bold.
In response to the article about Sharon Hoey and the 9/11 Memorial Scholarship, it angers me that I attend a university that regularly forgets its responsibility to students in the intangible ways. I refer to that "Jesuit spirit" they expect us to uphold, when clearly so many administrative officials do not.
The worst part about the most recent calamity, the hostage crisis, is that I found out the news from a friend in New York City while I was standing in front of Xavier Hall at 5:20 p.m. over an hour after the situation began. I drove through campus without any obvious sign of increased security or restriction on campus or at the main entrance. This lack of information or reaction is unsatisfactory and leaves me wondering about the preparation of our school in the face of emergency.