August 31, 1995 in Nation/World

Killer Teen Encounters Opposition At Tufts

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Gina Grant, whose admission to Harvard was rescinded when the school learned she had killed her abusive mother, arrived Wednesday to enroll at Tufts University and encountered new opposition.

Editors of a conservative student magazine plastered the school with leaflets condemning officials for admitting Grant, who pleaded no contest to fatally bludgeoning her mother with a candle holder in 1990 when she was 14.

“People have been rejected from Tufts for far lesser things that have certainly had less of a negative impact on the community and the world than the violent death of one’s parent,” said Colin Delaney, editor of The Primary Source.

“Having paid her debts to society, she should not be denied the opportunity of pursuing a college degree,” said Tufts spokeswoman Rosemarie Van Camp. She added, “Any other decision would have been antithetical to our fundamental values and beliefs.”

Grant is living in a dormitory, without a roommate.


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