30 October 1973 |
I have observed an inexcusable attitude of USC toward its community on the part of the campus police (you should excuse the expression). On my way into the Student Union, I noticed one or two kids, obviously USC's neighbors, who seemed to be standing around waiting to catch a glimpse of their heroes - and, it seems, the only link between the university and the people living around it - the football stars of the Trojan team.
On my way out of the building. I noticed one of the same kids, this time cornered by the campus security men and I heard the officer say, "You know where the edge of campus is? You better get there right away."
Seeing that USC is of relatively free access to most people and also noticing that the kids were causing no trouble at all, I fail to see the reason for asking them to leave.
I feel that USC has a[n] obligation to serve the community, and that includes letting them see what goes on here, without restrictions as to age, color, or social status.