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Letter to the Editor: Discussion on hate/bias policies should continue on campus

May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 In his letter to the editor in the April 20 issue of The Royal Purple “Incident Reporting Left Unclear,” Dr. Mark Zunac raises important questions relating to the implementation of the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form and measures being contemplated in response to the blackface incident ...

Letter to the Editor: Incident reporting left unclear

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Last week’s memo announcing the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form takes us one step closer toward the erasure of prejudice. Huzzah. With this new protocol, perhaps now offending students won’t feel compelled to issue tearful videotaped confessions of their alleged crimes. However, ...

Letter to the Editor: Desired outcome of tobacco ban trumps public input

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 Like at least a few others, I was caught off-guard by the recent approval of the initiative to ban tobacco from campus. Incidentally, I may have also been one of a few to note the irony of an internal shared governance violation at this point in our university’s history. Nevertheless, the proc...

Letter to the Editor: Reader responds to sexual assault conversation

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 I have read about the sexual assault case in your paper as well as the responses, including one from a professor.  I find it difficult to keep a calm mind about the entire situation as there are several aspects which appall me. First, from a legal perspective, I am disappointed...

Letter to the Editor: Prevent sexual assualt; practice restraint

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 In her hit song “Timber,” music artist Kesha suggests to her male counterpart that they “make a night you won’t remember,” since she will be “the one you won’t forget.” For his part, he speculates that “she say [sic] she won’t, but I bet she will.” That lyrical...

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