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Belmont's compromise: Right or wrong?Posted Friday, October 3, 2008, at 2:26 PM
From the Associated Press:
"NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Alcoholic drinks have been forbidden on Belmont University's campus since at least 1951. The small Christian school in Nashville has decided to make an exception to the rule when it hosts a presidential debate Tuesday.
"...Belmont is allowing alcohol to be served at a hospitality tent for the news media."
I don't mean this in any way as criticism of Belmont or as a comment for or against alcohol.
But should school officials have compromised, as they did -- or stuck by their beliefs no matter what? I lean in the direction of sticking by their beliefs.
Interesting, also, that the news media is apparently drinking on the job. Yes, I realize that evening events often involve drinks at receptions. But, from a media point of view, I tend to think of a debate as more of a news event to cover rather than a social event.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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