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Published: Friday, May 24 2013 6:45 p.m. MDT

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wwookie
Payson, UT

Good for these students to hold their leadership accountable to higher standards. Wish all Americans would do the same.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Only at the U...

SSmith
Salt Lake City, UT

Required GPA for SB Officer at a PAC 12 School: 2.5

Bad Press for the Supposed Intellectual PAC 12: Priceless

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hey BYU fans ever hear of an ecological fallacy because that is what you are committing.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

Arm of Orion

Ever heard of a Red Herring?

"Ecological fallacy" or not, there's no denying how embarrassing it is for the University of Utah to have their student president impeached for low GPA.

worf
Mcallen, TX

As employees of the people, all political leaders should show their GPA, or transcripts, and be accountable.

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Please the ASUU has no power and almost no student at the U cares enough to even pay attention to these meaningless elections. The only people that vote are the friends of those who are running, just like high school. This is a black eye for the student and not the university.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

I don't know about it being an "ecological fallacy" but I do know that it is funny.

LOL!

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

Arm of Orion

Who cares what "power" the student president has; it's funny that the face of the Ute's student body doesn't even have the grades to remain in office.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@arm of orion

I just like how despite there being almost a scandal a month utah "fans" always try to pretend that the university has no blame in them. If this had been at BYU all of you would be piling on but since it happened at utah you want to pretend it is no mark against the university. That is funny.

LOL!

Go Utes!
Springville, UT

This is not newsworthy.

Too bad for the kid though, hopefully now he will work a little harder in his studies.

Chewbacca
Magna, UT

The supposed diciples of Jesus come to this public forum to mock a young man's failings. Nice.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

I feel terrible for the young man to have to go through something like this, but this is the right course of action. There are policies in place for a reason, and if exceptions keep on being made you might as well not even have them.

wwookie is right; this pattern of accountability should exist in federal government as well.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

SportsFan:

"'Ecological fallacy' or not, there's no denying how embarrassing it is for the University of Utah to have their student president impeached for low GPA."

No...what would have been embarrassing for the Univ. of Utah, would be to NOT impeach a student body president after failing to maintain the minimum GPA requirement. There's absolutely NO shame in enforcing academic standards. On the other hand, it must have been so embarrassing to discover your fellow Indy-WACers did NOT know what a ecological fallacy is. Typical.

Duckhunter:

"I just like how despite there being almost a scandal a month utah 'fans' always try to pretend that the university has no blame in them."

...said the Indy-WACer who likes to make believe that the there can be no blame or shame at the Y. I know you never got accepted into the Y, but you can rest assure yourself that armed with your degree of hypocrisy, you would have fit right in down there. In fact, you might have even been elected student body president...

...before getting kicked out of school on account of bad grades.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@chewbacca

Weak. So are you saying utah "fans" are are not "diciples of Jesus"? Equating fandom of a sporting team with religion is undoubtedly the weakest attempt to malign that can possibly be made. Fail.

Arm of Orion
Cottonwood Heights, UT

In what manner is what Chewbacca said considered weak. BYU fans are predominantly religious as the school is a religious school by nature. That criticism of BYU fans railing on this kid is certainly justified. For if a person who allies themselves with the "Lord's School" shouldn't they ally themselves with the Lord's standard as well? Also you are trying to move the goal posts when you are trying to imply that Chewbacca said U fans aren't followers of Christ, when said poster didn't mention anything of the kind. You got your hand caught in the cookie jar. You're upset. And now you are trying to shift the guilt onto another person.

However, that does not excuse you from poor argumentation. If you could please try bringing up a more valid point that would be stupendous.

SSmith
Salt Lake City, UT

@chewbacca

I read little mockery of the student in these comments. Instead, humor is found in a fan base who have long touted their intellectual superiority through membership in the PAC 12 only to discover clear evidence of the lack thereof.

Chewbacca
Magna, UT

SSmith-

"Instead, humor is found in a fan base who have long touted their intellectual superiority through membership in the PAC 12 only to discover clear evidence of the lack thereof."

Clear evidence? Because one student messed up? That's clear evidence? Wow. Is that cougar logic your demonstrating?

Ufan
Salt Lake City, UT

Naval Vet

It's EMBARRASSING for Utah to elect a student leader, and then have to kick him out of office because he doesn't have the grades. Anyone who tries to argue otherwise is simply spinning.

Chewbacca
Magna, UT

Hey Ufan- What exactly is embarrassing for Utah? Did they do something wrong? Should they have demanded to see his homework before they voted for him? I don't get it. I think it's his problem and his embarrassment.

As was stated by Naval Vet, "There's absolutely NO shame in enforcing academic standards." You cougar trolls would mock the U either way.

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