A Drunk College Student Does The Right Thing
I was surprised to hear of the story this week about William Sedgwick, a UF student government official who was arrested on a DUI charge and resigned.
Eight years ago, UF had a student body president who was arrested on a DUI charge, which was an embarassment to the student body. But he remained in office.
It is a sign of sensible character that Mr. Sedgwick resigned his public office and that the SG President accepted it, accepting responsibility for his lapse in judgment.
Of course, this does not excuse SG and its long-running majority party for its ongoing lack of transparency or fairness to UF’s “independent” parties – but it does show that there has been a modest ethical improvement since my time at UF and a Student Senator.
UPDATE: The Alligator printed this blog post after I submitted it as a letter to the editor.