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EDEL: Save our suites

Post-renovations, the University administration plans to “take down or demolish” Courtenay, Dunglison and Fitzhugh to make room for new dormitories in the vein of existing hall-style Alderman Road ones. After that, the last first year suite-style dorm on Grounds will be Gooch-Dillard. As a current Dunglison resident, I find this prospect disconcerting. READ MORE


RUSSO: Diversify the Academy

The only solution is to eliminate this stipulation and allow for members of the Hollywood community to apply and be judged based only on their body of work and experience rather than by whom they know. READ MORE


KHAN: Leave the lecture hall

Many of the University's lecture halls have become places of passive learning, where professors simply dump powerpoint presentations on students and hope some of the information will stick. READ MORE


A gross oversight

Over the past decade, the NCAA has brought sanctions against many historic programs such as University of Southern California, University of Miami and Penn State under the pretense of a “lack of institutional control.” READ MORE


EVANS: Rekindle the conversation

The very people who exist to support the integrity of higher academia appear to be the least likely to encourage its efforts, particularly when that research is centered on climate change. READ MORE


OLSON: Je suis le monde

We must no longer only pay attention when the violence and destruction of terrorists is aimed at western values, cultures and political interests, but also when it is aimed at others who we may not identify as easily with. READ MORE


PATEL: Take-out lectures

Making all lectures available to students would, most importantly, allow sick or otherwise incapacitated students to miss class without missing any actual material. READ MORE


KELLY: We don’t need no education

Although the 180-day school year is by and large the norm in the United States, it is much shorter than in most other industrialized countries, where the school year usually lasts for 200 days or more and where students regularly outperform American students in most academic categories. READ MORE


An Intel-ligent proposal

Intel calculated that there would be a 48 percent increase of black employees represented in the company if the black population with the necessary qualifications was fully represented at Intel. READ MORE

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