According to a GW Hatchet article, a GW student who was expelled last year for drug possession - including that of LSD - is suing for readmittance and $500,000.
The most humorous element of this claim is the attempt to "protect" the student's academic record. However, according to case filings, the student had failed 3 of classes while attending, and received a grade of incomplete for the other 2.
The complaint states that the University breached a contract by not following its Student Code of Conduct sanctions, which list a $50 fine and required participation in a drug abuse program for first-time offenders. The University, however, responded that the sanctions listed in the student code are minimum punishments.
Jack also filed a motion that, if granted, would force GW to readmit to him to the University before proceedings continue. If GW does not immediately readmit him, Jack argued that his academic career will be significantly impacted and he will suffer "immediate and irreparable injury."
I think that immediate and irreparable injury to one's academic record usually occurs when one starts tripping on LSD - in this case it most certainly did.
How could this student even make the case the he should be allowed back in? He was caught with large quantities of a variety of drugs, and had a seemingly low GPA of 0.00.
I want GWU to go up in rankings for academics, not psychedelics, so I vote this student should remain expelled.
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