At Villanova, Trans-Fat Ban Sparks E-Mail Outrage

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Villanova was in an uproar last week after the school's dining services announced they would ban trans fats. "The bigger issue is what I would call a lack of mutual respect for other people, and that concerns me," the Rev. John Stack, the school's vice president for student life, tells the Villanovan. The debate is not whether students can be trusted to make their own eating decisions but rather whether they can be trusted to wield E-mail with restraint. After an initial mass E-mail was sent reporting the decision, hundreds of students replied--apparently not realizing their comments were being sent to the entire school. The Villanovan reports that responses ranged from "obscenities and personal attacks" to "roommates trying to order a pizza."