Last week, former GW student Jordan Nott settled with the University. Nott was suspended and barred from campus two years ago under the school’s endangering behavior policy after he went to the University Counseling Center to seek help for depression and suicidal thoughts. The Pulse asked students whether the University was justified in suspending and barring Jordan Nott from campus.
“If the University deemed he was a danger to others, then their decision is correct and they have the right to kick him out. I trust that the administration would not have done such an unreasonable thing as kick someone out without evidence.”
-Hector Gutierrez, freshman, Psychology
“It was probably a pretty extreme thing to do. If (administrators) had reason to believe that it was that severe of case, and he was in a position to hurt other students, then that’s the right thing, but I don’t think that they knew that for certain.”
-Chris Bryan, sophomore, Undecided
“I think it’s ridiculous. Students who have depression need help and should be given it, not pushed away. College is an extremely stressful time, and some people need help dealing with it. I just can’t believe our school would do something like that.”
-Rebecca Adelson, freshman, Undecided
This article appeared in the November 6, 2006 issue of the Hatchet.