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And I thought I was a non-traditional student when I went to Ball State:

A reported gun theft ended in a police chase and five preliminary felony charges for a non-traditional Ball State University student who has already served prison time, according to police reports.

James Cleo Robertson Jr., 40, 701 W. Jackson St., Apt. 501; remained in Delaware County Jail on a $32,500 bond as of Thursday afternoon, according to jail officials.

Robertson is a three-time loser and a 40-year-old freshman. Continuing education -- it's a b

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Bob G.
Fri, 03/20/2009 - 1:32pm

Seems all that boy's learning, is how to be a FOOL.
(and that's NO reflection on Ball St)
A 40 year old FRESHMAN?

Sure took him LONG enough to tackle those PREVIOUS 12 years of schooling, eh?
(with sabbaticals taken for incarcerations, no doubt)


Steven T.
Sun, 03/22/2009 - 11:28am

There is no reason to drag older students through this mud. Disregarding the despicable criminal case, I would say in general that students -- no matter how elderly -- are a fine example of continuing higher education. As Bob G. says, there can be no reflection upon Ball State, but I would quickly add that there can neither be any reflection upon elder students who wish to remain relevant. I may be missing a few of the details of the story, but in the main, I support and encourage senior education -- and continue to condemn criminal misuse of the very same class work.

Leo Morris
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 8:00am

Since I was one of those older students, I don't think I was dragging them all through the mud. Just this jerk.

Bob G.
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 8:57am

I've got NO gripe about ANYONE of ANY age seeking higher education or enlightenment.
Much of life is all about being MORE than you were the previous day, and never stopping one's striving for betterment.
(but you can break for recess now and then...lol)

In today's world, the phrase "Scientia est Potentia" (KNOWLEDGE IS POWER) is more apropos than EVER!

And yes, mud and that jerk go hand-in-hand