I was very disappointed with the article titled "Sex offenders work on campus," (CT, Oct. 10). Your treatment of this topic was both sensationalist and irresponsible.
As all of the people on the list you published have not been convicted of any crime in the recent past, none of what you published was actually news. Also, posting a list of names and addresses of past sex offenders is equivalent to locking these people in the stocks and exposing them to unwarranted derision.
As further embarrassment, "Tech staff member fired after media coverage" (CT, Oct. 8) reported that an was fired from Parking Services. I hope there will be more investigation into the reasons and appropriateness of his dismissal, but one would be inclined to believe that it would not have happened were it not for the inflammatory article of Oct. 10. I regret not expressing my view on this matter immediately. I am very disappointed in the CT for its tactics in generating its own news on campus. In the future, I will try not to rely on the CT for any information or discussion, as it has been embarrassing to me and to Virginia Tech.