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A Brokeback Comeback

Dan Herman

March 1, 2006


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[Editor's note: The University News recieved a number of letters about Kristian Marlow's Feb. 23 column "Broke-plot movie"-more than we had space to print. We have chosen to publish this commentary, by Dan Herman, because he does well to summarize the major points of most of the letters.] In his...

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...

Muslim Mention Was Misquoted

Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey S.J.

March 1, 2006


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To the Editor: The recent article, in the Feb. 23 issue, in which SLU enters discussion of Danish cartoons was a timely and thoughtful piece. The controversy it addressed is particularly relevant for a University that values free exploration and expression in the academic realm but also stresses the...

Housing Sign-Up Frustrates

KATIE LEWIS

March 1, 2006


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To the Editor: Along with the majority of the student body, I had my housing appointment this weekend. ?Now, I like this school for the most part. ?I don't like the wireless charge (not everyone has a laptop and why would you need wireless in your room, where you can plug in?). ?I don't like that no...

Justice Matters

Editorial Staff

February 22, 2006


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Last week, the news media began circulating a new collection of photos displaying the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American military at Abu Ghraib prison. The photos come from around the same time as those that CBS and the New Yorker published in 2004, when news of the scandal at Abu Ghraib wa...

Funding the Future

Editorial Staff

February 22, 2006


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By now, word of next year's 6 percent tuition increase is old news. However, student plans to broach that financial upsurge are still under consideration. Would $1,000 turn your head as you ponder next semester's bills? If you are an upperclassman and have something to show for your time at this institution, yo...

All Majors Aren’t Equal

defaultuser

February 22, 2006


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In regard to last week's commentary, "For Communication Majors, R-E-S-P-E-C-T," nobody should be criticized or marginalized for the direction in which they choose to take their education. Claiming that all majors are created equal, however, is different-and silly. If someone attempts or achieves something ch...

To Clarify N.O. Confusion

defaultuser

February 22, 2006


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To the Editor:I would like to respond to some of the confusion surrounding the enrollment of students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.Let's begin with a quick review of the facts: Within a few days of the hurricane, it became apparent that New Orleans universities were cut off from the rest of the co...

Disappointed in SLU

defaultuser

February 22, 2006


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To the Editor:I am disappointed at behavior of the administration regarding the issue of tuition payments for students who were victims of Hurricane Katrina. We all watched the images of our fellow Americans suffering and dying during the terrible aftermath of the hurricane. Most of us will never fo...

The Greater Good

Evan Krauss

February 22, 2006


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What is the purpose of the Student Government Association? My initial response is rather textbook: To be the voice for the students; to be the body that listens attentively to the needs of students and continuously works to meet those needs.But while this definition is true, it is incomplete. There is...

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