GW’s liability

I know there have been many editorials and articles written about the stolen musical instruments, but it continues to infuriate me every time I read an article concerning GW’s ignorance.

According to the Jan. 31 issue of The Hatchet, no waivers were given to students to sign. Therefore, there was no communication between GW and the students saying that the school was free of liability.

Putting the legal issues aside, it comes down to simple concepts of honesty and responsibility. While on campus, students at this University should be able to trust and feel secure about themselves and their possessions. If that’s not the case, then it’s 100 percent the responsibility of the school to change that.

It’s ironic and upsetting that students who attend GW to develop their musical talents are in fear of leaving their instruments in GW’s Department of Music. I think GW should stop denying their faults and start focusing on ways to improve the safety and security of their property.

-Stefanie Jackowitz
sophomore

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