Monday, April 14, 2008

EDITORIAL: F&M Should Be More Forthright

Franklin & Marshall's communications and public relations personnel do not serve the college well when they spin and puff up their press releases and public communications.

The public appreciates the importance of F&M in our community, both culturally and economically. Also most of us are proud of the college and especially admire the leadership that John Fry has brought to our community, not only on behalf of the college, but also with the James Street Project and enhanced downtown security.

Engage in dialogue, not propaganda. Hold open and fair meetings. Consult and listen before deciding what you are going to do.

One more suggestion: Remove half of the lights that were recently installed along Race Street. Security is a genuine concern, but rivaling a carnival freeway is overkill.