Five HU students must do community service

December 3, 2005

But one student said he and four others received letters late Friday saying they would be required to complete 20 hours of community service.

“The community service is reasonable,” said student Aaron Ray. “But what we had to go through to get to this point was not reasonable.” The 19-year-old is from Columbia, Md.

Disciplinary hearings were held Friday for the students accused of violating several policies in the 2004 student handbook, including distributing unauthorized fliers and “cajoling or proselytizing students.” The fliers, which students said were handed out to raise awareness about social issues, criticized the Bush administration, the war on Iraq and genocide in Sudan...

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