This is funny, and it's not funny. Landlords in Beacon Hill (Massachusetts) don't want to rent to Suffolk University students because they claim they are "drunk and dumb."
The Boston Herald's famously irascible columnist - Howie Carr - weighed in on the brouhaha by complaining that the school's "burgeoning" student body includes the "spoiled offspring of Saudi princes and South American drug cartel kingpins."
(Can you picture the son of Colombia's up-and-coming Pablo Escobar majoring in Entrepreneurship?)
Seems like this higher ed. institute could use a goodwill ambassador to the community - like yesterday. Such a candidate exists.
His name is Michael Walsh, and he not only describes Suffolk as a "friendly and warm" place, he's also the youngest person to graduate from the college. Michael, age 17, just earned a bachelor's degree in government, was nominated as "Outstanding Transfer Student of the Year," and is headed for law school, at Suffolk University, in the fall.
As you probably guessed, Michael is a former home scholar.