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Editorials


Opinion

A change of pace

Not all young people want or have the resources to take four years to graduate, and they may be attracted to the potential advantage in the job market.


Opinion

Setting the record straight

Rather than taking a blanket approach to exclude all applicants who have felony convictions — regardless of whether the convictions were expunged — college admissions offices ought to carefully consider these applications on a case-by-case basis.


Opinion

In need of SAVE-ing

Taking away anonymous advertising opportunities will make it more difficult for them to run their businesses and more likely for law enforcement to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators.


Opinion

A college’s transition

But it is becoming increasingly clear that restricting the definition of “woman” is a discriminatory practice, and it is not worth uplifting one minority group if another is oppressed in the process.


Opinion

Being clear about Clery

Requiring colleges to report these different types of incidents rightly responds to statistics which reveal other ways college women are often victimized.


Opinion

Guilt by association

The college’s decision was obviously uninformed and insensitive, but perhaps we ought to be thinking about how these prejudices might manifest in cases where there is not an epidemic.


Opinion

A matter of medicine

Steinauer’s course can educate medical professionals about why they are obligated to provide abortion care to their patients — because of the potential health risks of continuing certain pregnancies, and the potentially severe medical complications of unsafe abortions, among other reasons.


Opinion

Fudging the numbers

And this lack of distinction negatively affects the high achievers just as much, because they would struggle to prove their excellence to employers or graduate schools in comparison to their peers.


Opinion

High-flying flags

It may be controversial, but displaying a Confederate flag is an act of expression which a college or university does not have the power to limit, just as it would not have the power to limit the expression of controversial political views which could potentially offend certain students.


Opinion

Take a knee

Sanctions against schools who compromise the health of their athletes would provide stronger incentives to abide by the “best practices” that already exist.


Opinion

Last year’s rent

Not paying rent cannot necessarily be categorized as theft without consideration of all the circumstances of the relationship between the landlord and the tenant.


Opinion

Without a home

If having permanent housing will improve health, the homeless who are given apartments would be more likely to get back to work, and will eventually not need their rents subsidized.


Opinion

Caring for the community

Though the logistics of the student plan and the faculty/staff plan are different, principles of equality should apply to all members of the University community — and that includes professors and workers.


Opinion

A matter of choice

For a school to create policies which impose or prohibit certain habits like smoking is to assert too much authority to decide what personal practices students should and should not be doing.