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Volume 3, Number 3, May 2003

Mock Mediation Roleplay #11

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Each issue of the REPORT features a role-play for use in campus mediation training or inservice sessions.

The Honor Student Blues

by Janet Wadsworth, Wayne State University

General Information:

Jo, an honor student attending Our State University on a partial scholarship and Pat, an athlete also attending Our State University, live in North Hall Residential Facility and room next door to each other. After several weeks of not speaking to each other because of past arguments over early morning disturbances, Jo and Pat find themselves at the Fitness Center together. Jo is working out on a treadmill when Pat enters and immediately starts conversing with a group just a few yards from Jo. After the day that Jo has had, s/he tries to ignore Pat. Silently, s/he wishes that Pat would leave, feeling that s/he invades enough of her/his space as it is. Pat makes a comment to someone in the group, something like "my backhand is getting better everyday" and Jo rips right into her/him.

As the argument gets really heated, someone from the group separates the two and the manager on duty suggests that they attend mediation or chance being banned from using the facilities for one month if another incident occurs.

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