Apparently, the Spitzer scandal affects college kids, too! Around 500 students from all over New York, including a "small delegation" from New York University, descended upon Albany Tuesday to lobby for more funding of student aid programs, the Washington Square News reports. Instead, they stumbled upon a Legislature attempting to "regain a sense of normalcy." Said one state senator's aide: "It just doesn't seem real."
The trip was scheduled to coincide with the state Legislature's budget planning, but the unfortunate timing has made lobbying infinitely more difficult. "It felt like the legislators were very careful about what they said more so because of the scandal," said one NYU student. "Did it affect our trip? Absolutely. Everyone seemed to be more quiet, more reserved."