1) I think that the question of whether there is a athlete/non-athlete divide and how pernicious it is if there is one is still one that needs to be discussed.
2) The recent posters that have gone up and subsequently been taken down around campus highlighted a perceived problem on campus. Some were offended and some thought the posters refreshingly brought these issues “out in the open”. In light of this, I believe that the questions that follow are relevant.
The dilemma in discussing issues such as these is that while it is useful to discuss groups as a whole, both athletes and non-athletes are not homogeneous groups and blanket statements about either group should be careful to limit the scope of their claims.
Can someone describe these posters or, better, e-mail us a copy? Future historians will want to know the details of campus controversies.