The sordid details: The roommate locked A out of his dorm when he needed to study. The roommate blasted music when A needed to study. The roommate gave A grief about conversations we would have (the roommate made it a point to listen in on our calls). The roommate asked A for money too many times (sometimes after talking about his father's hedge fund).
A quietly told me he felt things were unbearable.
The roommate told A he didn't think A should be at BTBSA.
A quietly told me he was going to sleep with severe back pain. His body was now reacting to the stress of the roommate.
Over the course of five months, I talked to A's house dean about the roommate. The house dean did not satisfactorily act.
I made a stink.
LaMai making a stink is not a pleasant affair. Both faculty and staff were upset. I did not care.
Then A went to Miami for pre-season Crew training. The roommate, who is also on the team, also went to Miami for pre-season Crew training.
And in Miami, the roommate drove an oar into A's back and caused a welt.
I took a photo of the welt.
A asked me not to show it to anyone.
Maybe I broke a promise about not showing the photo of the welt to anyone.
A now has a new single private room at school.