‘Frosh 15’ UNH student looks to move on

By November 20, 2004

DURHAM — University of New Hampshire student Timothy Garneau just hopes his life will return to normal.

 

For almost a month, Garneau, 20, has tested the reach of the First Amendment on campus following a battle with the university after he posted fliers that officials considered discriminatory.

 

He says he never meant harm to anyone by the fliers, which poked fun at freshmen women who used the elevator instead of the stairs in his old dormitory, Stoke Hall.

 

Now, following two appeals with the help of a First Amendment advocacy group, Garneau is hoping to move on.

 

Garneau spent weeks sleeping in his car or staying with friends after the university evicted him on Oct. 24 from his seventh-floor dorm room at Stoke Hall and any other university-owned residence.

 

The university said the fliers were discriminatory and his actions were considered disorderly.

 

The fliers, which featured a clip-art picture of a woman in a workout leotard, had the following text underneath: "9 out of 10 freshman girls gain 10–15 pounds. But there is something you can do about it. If u live below the 6th floor take the stairs… Not only will u feel better about yourself but you will also be saving us time and wont be sore on the eyes... Download file ""

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