Trinity Universityâ€™s lack of forthrightness during the current Greek letter organization fiasco is a complete disappointment to alumni nationwide. More than a month after sending out a cryptic email, there has been no further information except for a remarkably vague Trinitonian article, which only repeated that the University was investigating Greek organizations.
The administration and the Trinitonian owe a duty to current and former students to enlighten them on the developments in the investigation. The newspaper has a duty of journalistic integrity. Although Greek life is only a small portion of the Trinity educational experience, headlines about Trinityâ€™s Greek scandal are the first thing employers and graduate programs will see. By not promoting transparency during the investigation, the University has perpetuated the idea that the University as a whole has been involved rather than specific groups that do not represent the Trinity student body as a whole. Dean Tuttle has mismanaged the balance of weighing studentsâ€™ privacy against the Universityâ€™s reputation.
The rumors swirling around are vile and upsetting. By not reporting a full and true account of the alleged events, the University and the Trinitonian perpetuate a bleak image of Trinityâ€™s potential, especially during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April). It is high time to end the journalistic parlor tricks this publication has used to shield our â€œdelicateâ€ sensibilities from the truth. Go Tigers!
Tyler L. Krentz graduated from Trinity University in 2011