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No One Should Be Above the Law

Paul Woody

March 9, 2006

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...

Re-evaluating Evaluations

The Editors

March 2, 2006

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 2, 2006

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 2, 2006

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 2, 2006

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


March 2, 2006

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...

Student Support Matters

Shimmy Gray

March 2, 2006

To the Editor: I want to formally thank those students that attended our final home game last Thursday. Diane and Dan from the Blue Crew were phenomenal in generating enough excitement to get some students to help lead us to victory. I can not express to you what your involvement that night meant to...

…This is Your Life

Andrew Emmerich

March 2, 2006

What if you knew you only had 24 hours left to live? What would you do? How would you react to such sudden finality? How would you live the rest of your life? I do not normally ponder these mind-bending questions while sitting at my breakfast-room table, sunlight dappling my Cheerios (Honey Nut,...

Palestine and Illusory Democracy

Sarah Dwidar

March 2, 2006

It has been more than a month since the Palestinian elections took place. The elections sent shockwaves through the international community and have now led many to expect the worst for the future of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Contrary to popular opinion, however, few things have changed. The...

A Brokeback Comeback

Dan Herman

March 2, 2006

[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...

Disappointed in SLU


February 23, 2006

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 23, 2006

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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