Death of Adam Lack '97

March 10th, 2009

I read with sadness of the untimely passing of Adam Lack '97 (Obituaries, November/December). Although most of us did not personally know him at Brown, he was at the center of a campus-wide dialogue that polarized the community and garnered national attention. At its root were such core University values as fairness, responsible sexual and drinking behavior, and the importance of consent. He brought much-needed attention to the profound discretionary power of the administration over the campus disciplinary system and to the importance of respecting students' civil rights. His experience at Brown raised difficult questions that challenged us all.

Robert S. Crausman '85, '88 MD
Rehoboth, Mass.

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