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George Wallman, Fargo, Published April 19 2013

Letter: Has Schultz given to community?

In response to what The Forum said about Ed Schultz’s comments:

I recall a conversation with a North Dakota State University student who was alongside me filling sandbags in 1997.

She said that up to this point in her life she had received a lot from others, her parents and other family members, and this was the first time she had a sense of satisfaction in being able to give something back to others.

Not exactly a situation that she was forced into. Other students expressed similar comments, including students from other countries.

Not sure why Schultz said what he did. I wonder if he has given time back to the community by helping fill sandbags and at the same time actually experienced how students reacted to the sandbagging.

Wallman is retired vice president of student affairs, North Dakota State University.