A letter to the UCD chancellor, in response to the police brutality that occurred on November 18:
The events at the student rally on November 18 have deeply saddened and upset me. The police - your police - demonstrated wanton and dispassionate abuse of peaceful protestors. These are not acceptable actions for any human being, let alone representatives of a world-class facility for intellectual development and exploration. I am appalled to be associated with a place that is host to such brutality.
I will be watching your reaction to these crimes carefully, and I hope your future actions and the actions of the University will sincerely reflect your supposed commitment to the Principles of Community.
Michael C Sarahan, PhD
UCD Alumnus, 2010