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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

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    What's an RA?
    Resident Administrator. He's a student that is more or less in charge of his floor. It's kinda like a squad leader in the military.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Go back and read it again. He posted this on the 21st.
    That post is from September 22nd, 2010, 04:38 AM, which is the early hours of the 22nd like I said.

    If this is true, he should have been out of that room before the 22nd.
    What are you basing this on? From his own words, he says he spoke to the RA between the night of the 21st and the early morning of the 22nd. The RA asked him to give him a written account of the events to create a paper trail. The guy was dead by the night of the 22nd. I think it's unreasonable to assume that the school should have moved him immediately, particularly when the guy himself wasn't even sure if he wanted to move.


    It seems like the RA did not take is seriously and asked him to send him an e-mail before he took it any further.
    It's standard procedure to get things in writing to create a paper trail. Either way, he said that the RA took it seriously. I'll trust his characterization of the RA's actions over that of someone who wasn't involved.
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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I think something else worked him up. Most likely it was something the RA or college said to him.

    I agree with the article. He should have been removed from the room immediately. The college is liable.
    Why would the RA or College care though? I can't see the College saying/doing anything against him, especially not for anything so trivial as being gay. And if it was something else that pushed him over then it doesn't matter that his room mate was being a jerk and a perv so there is no sense in removing him immediately.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozengale View Post
    Okay not as a waste of life, but as a waste of potential then. People commit suicide and they throw it all away and leave everyone around them with the pieces. It destroys them and then it can also destroy those that knew them. It's just such a waste of potential, and I just can't stand that someone would do that.
    If they had lived, they might never have done anything else of value.
    We all die. A human life is relatively brief, in the grand scheme of things. Objectively speaking.
    The value of a life is not determined by whether the individual in question kills himself at 20 or dies of rectal cancer at 66.
    In a hundred years, not only will we all be dead but so will everyone who ever knew us personally, and what will it matter, anyway?

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozengale View Post
    Why would the RA or College care though? I can't see the College saying/doing anything against him, especially not for anything so trivial as being gay. And if it was something else that pushed him over then it doesn't matter that his room mate was being a jerk and a perv so there is no sense in removing him immediately.
    It all depends on what the college and/or RA knew or should have known. If they knew that the roommate was surreptitiously broadcasting sexual encounters without the consent of those involved (unless they were minors and thus unable to consent), they most likely have a fiduciary duty to intervene.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Resident Administrator. He's a student that is more or less in charge of his floor. It's kinda like a squad leader in the military.
    I see. Do these RA's have any real training, or are they just there to keep the kids from getting out of hand?

    I reckon if an RA is in charge of a single floor, there is someone in charge of the entire dorm?

    Are these folks students, or working professionals?
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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozengale View Post
    Okay not as a waste of life, but as a waste of potential then. People commit suicide and they throw it all away and leave everyone around them with the pieces. It destroys them and then it can also destroy those that knew them. It's just such a waste of potential, and I just can't stand that someone would do that.
    I will agree with that. I will be happy if I never have to go through another suicide ever again. And I would agree that it is a waste of potential. I may disagree with why some people commit suicide, but I do understand why some, especially my friend, do it.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I see. Do these RA's have any real training, or are they just there to keep the kids from getting out of hand?
    Depends. Our RAs have training in First Aid, how to handle kids that are stoned off whatever drugs they are on. Stuff like that to keep the floor and students safe.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I see. Do these RA's have any real training, or are they just there to keep the kids from getting out of hand?
    Depends on the college, but at my alma mater they had some training. I'm not sure how in-depth it was.

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    Re: Student kills himself after gay sex footage put online

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I see. Do these RA's have any real training, or are they just there to keep the kids from getting out of hand?

    I reckon if an RA is in charge of a single floor, there is someone in charge of the entire dorm?

    Are these folks students, or working professionals?
    I assume most RA's are trained. Where I go the RA's have to take special classes along with their normal classes.

    They are usually if not always students, they do get paid for it though.

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