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Letter to the Editor: New law requiring issuance of birth control is unconstitutional

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February 8, 2012

On Sunday, Feb. 5 at the 9 p.m. mass, it was announced that employers across the country, regardless of organization or religion, are required by law to provide and sell insurance to their employees that includes the coverage of contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and abortion-inducing drugs. Speaking...

Letter to the Editor: SLU students should be proud of their university

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February 2, 2012

SLU is anything but stagnant, and the acquisition of the new law school building is just the most recent example of how SLU is dedicated to improving its third-tier ranked programs. The plan for the SLUCare surgery center was also about improving both academics and health care, just as much as it was...

Letter to the Editor: New residence hall security concerns

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December 8, 2011

I don’t actually want to write a letter because I don’t have enough information about the issue, but I just heard that Biondi did not renew the contract with Whalen security, and now in upperclassmen res halls/apartments there will be no day time desk workers and only students at night.  I think...

Letter to the Editor: Lack of communication leads dechartering of CSO

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December 8, 2011

Early Tuesday morning, I got an email from a friend with a link to UNews.  The French Honor Society for which I had been president until August 2011 was slated for charter revocation by SGA.  Being out of the country for a semester abroad in France, I was absolutely flabbergasted to picture how this...

Letter to the Editor: Building bridges or building walls?

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December 8, 2011

I value a healthy relationship between SGA and my Chartered Student Organizations.  Imagine my surprise when I learned at the Nov. 30 SGA meeting that AED Pre-Health Club, a nationally recognized student organization with over 370 active members, was up for “de-chartering.”  SGA Vice President...

Letter to the Editor: Changes to residence hall security concern desk workers

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December 8, 2011

This past week, the student body received the unnerving news that Whelan Security workers will no longer be staffing the residence hall desks in the evening and early morning hours. Instead, the desks will be staffed by student desk workers -- with the catch being that they will only be there from the...

Letter to the Editor: Lack of depth in reporting disappoints

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December 1, 2011

I am writing to say that I was deeply disappointed with the reporting found in the November 10th issue of The University News in the article “The Comeback Kid.” Let’s not forget the very large scandal Kwamain Mitchell was involved in last year. To gloss over his much talked about scandal in which...

Letter to the Editor: The nursing college shows unprofessionalism in handling new students

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November 17, 2011

I came to Saint Louis University as a freshman with an undecided major, and believed that, by taking a variety of classes, I would find a major I loved. Last year, I decided to declare nursing as a major. I discussed my interest in transferring to the nursing school with my advisor. I needed to apply...

Letter to the Editor: Crosses placed by Students for Life create shame

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October 13, 2011

In “celebration” of Respect Life Month, SLU Students for Life has kindly turned our quad in to a graveyard. The Cemetery of the Innocents is a yearly display of wooden crosses, each of which signify a certain number of abortions performed daily. This year the crosses are decorated with colored ribbons...

Letter to the Editor: The Oath of Inclusion is an opportunity to better our community

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October 6, 2011

Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a commentary publised last week, titled “Oath of Inclusion is not inclusive of all Billikens.” Last week, The University News published a commentary concerning the effectiveness of the Oath of Inclusion and its seeming lack of including all students in t...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life cultivates student growth

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September 16, 2011

Editor's note: This letter is in response to a letter to the editor titled "Sororities divide students and limit individualism" that was published on Thursday, Sept. 15 in The University News.  I was astonished and offended to find a letter so blatantly and blindly reinforcing the common yet unmer...

Letter to the Editor: Sororities divide students and limit individualism

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September 15, 2011

Please check your identity at the door and enter into the sorority world. Sadly, a record-breaking group of girls (numbering in the 400’s) did just this over the past weekend by participating in rush week. Not only do sororities come with a large price tag and demanding amount of time, they encourage...

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