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Darfur: Why You Should Care

Carolyn Wendel

March 8, 2006


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Did you know that there is currently a civil war raging in Sudan? Did you know that the majority of the gun-toting soldiers there are not men but rather young boys? Did you know that these young children are abducted from their homes, taken out into the bush and taught to kill? Did you know that in...

No One Should Be Above the Law

Paul Woody

March 8, 2006


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In the first week of Constitutional Law class, law students learn one simple lesson: The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land.?That's a lesson that is commonly understood. If President Bush hasn't learned it, I am confident that all of the lawyers hired to advise him have. It's a basic. Now...

Giving the Devil his Due

Timothy J. Lomperis Ph.D.

March 8, 2006


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For Christmas, my son gave me a copy of Natan Safransky's The Case for Democracy (2004). It opened with the provocative accusation that in "the world of freedom . the primary challenge is finding the moral clarity to see evil" (p. xxii). This set me to thinking about the origins of this obfuscation...

Look: See Injustice Here

Mary Devine

March 8, 2006


Filed under Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Injustice-it's something horrible that happens far away. Something that we should think about, but that never directly affects us. At the last Billiken basketball game, I saw a horrible injustice performed by a SLU student. While waiting for a bus to bring me back to campus, I witnessed...

Be Smart During Break

Students for Life

March 8, 2006


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To the Editor: As college students across the nation prepare to embark on journeys to a variety of spring break destinations, a curious coincidence has developed in the advertising campaign of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood offers a wide range of reproductive healthcare...

Majors Shouldn’t Carry Same Standards

Sean MacLennan

March 8, 2006


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To the Editor: The concept that all majors should be treated equally is preposterous and sadly is the principle upon which the University and its scholarship program operate. Not all majors are equal in difficulty or in the amount of mental taxation on the student. There is a reason that the average...

Universities Still Free to Disagree

The Editors

March 8, 2006


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The ability to discriminate between an endorsed opinion and a forced opinion is a marker of maturity. Although students may be impressionable and easily swayed in high school, clear-thinking college students should be able to reason critically. They must weigh the pros and cons of an argument and, after...

Res Life Responds

Argyle Wade

March 8, 2006


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To the Editor: I am writing in response to the letter authored by Katie Lewis and printed in the March 2, 2006, issue of The University News. I feel that Ms. Lewis unfairly characterized the Department of Housing and Residence Life as unhelpful and blamed my staff because she wasn't able to get a single...

Get Involved with Housing Changes

The Editors

March 8, 2006


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In order to accomodate an ever-changing student body, student housing at Saint Louis University has taken on many manifestations over the last two centuries. A long time before the Village Apartments were built, students studied and slept on the fourth floor of DuBourg Hall. The Coronado building, across...

Re-evaluating Evaluations

The Editors

March 1, 2006


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Charles Flint's claim that a professor confronted him about a course evaluation disappoints us. Not only has a professor failed in his or her role as educator-he or she acted as a poor model for accepting criticism-but an entire system has failed. Instructor evaluations offer students an active role...

Post-Election Clean-Up

The Editors

March 1, 2006


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Garbage cans across campus overflow with crumpled red-and-blue posters and handbills. Another SGA campaign season comes to a close. Monday's Banner-facilitated elections witnessed a close race for student government hopefuls. Unlike the past few years, however, when one party supplied most or all executive...

Equality Is Not a Matter of Degree

Aubrey Krekeler

March 1, 2006


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To the Editor: I am writing in response to the controversy that has recently developed between communication and engineering/aviation students. I helped write a commentary two weeks ago entitled, "For communication Majors, R-E-S-P-E-C-T," in which I attempted to publicly present the negative stigma associated...

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