Are you excited about the George W. Bush Presidential Center? We're so excited. Not quite excited enough to fight our way through the throng of ex-presidents and "Bush-Cheney Alumni" attending the dedication tomorrow, but pretty goddamn enthused nonetheless.
So, it appears, are a few SMU students and some random non-affiliated individuals, who are celebrating the not-quite-opened center in a style W. himself would have once appreciated: with a little (alleged) drug use, some drinking, and a round of exuberant public urination.
A glance through SMU's crime logs shows that the SMU community, and Dallas/University Park at large, started celebrating the Center rather early. Back at the end of March, a student was stopped outside the center at one in the morning, where the student was apparently drinking in public, and, as one tends to do, subsequently urinating in public. Then he or she showed campus police a fake I.D. Bad form.
That student was referred to the Student Conduct Office. So, presumably, was the student found urinating in George W. Bush's Presidential Parking Lot around 2 a.m. on April 13.
Then, last week, according to SMU's crime logs, a "non-affiliated individual" was stopped outside the center around one in the afternoon. He was found to have some unspecified drug paraphernalia, cited and released. The next morning, at 8 a.m., campus police came by again, only to discover that a gate arm outside the center was broken.
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Guys. We know you're excited, and we're sure W. appreciates it. But try to rein it in a little, okay?