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Mar 012005

On September 5, Samantha Spady was found dead in a CSU fraternity house. She died from alcohol poisoning.

Within a month of her death, the CSU Alcohol Task Force had been set up, the fraternity in which Spady was found was disbanded and students had been ticketed for providing the underage Spady with alcohol.

On September 17, Lynn Gordon Bailey was pronounced dead at a University of Colorado-Boulder fraternity house. He died from alcohol poisoning.

Within a month of his death, CU had done nothing. There was no alcohol task force, the fraternity in which Bailey was a pledge and received his alcohol from was still up and running, and no one had been charged with any crime.

Both CU and CSU have experienced numerous riots in which alcohol was cited as a factor. However, CSU has only experienced one year of riots, while CU on the other hand has decades of riots under its belt.

CSU has acknowledged the problem of drinking within its student body, while CU seems to be naive.

As CU's grand jury report concerning the athletic scandals has become public in the last few days, it has become even more apparent how deep corruption at CU runs, and how little the school has done to repair its damaged reputation.

CSU stepped up to the plate. It has set in place actions to clean up its image in the public's eye and for students. CU needs to take a lesson from CSU and come clean with the public.

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