The news story "Top Schools Get Subpar Ratings" in the Dec. 2 Cavalier Daily does not mention - but readers ought to know - that the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which criticized U.Va.'s curriculum and that of so many others, is an organization dedicated to the promotion of conservative values in academe.
I am writing in response to two Opinion columns in the Nov. 19 edition of The Cavalier Daily. The columns, "Early action: a step back" and "Early admission redux," both pertain to the recent decision by the Office of Undergraduate Admission to offer an early action plan for prospective students in 2011. For the past six months, the Admission Office has been studying the possible impact this decision could have on high school students, particularly low-income and minority students.
UVa Sustainability has recently launched its campaign for students to individually pledge their commitment to "consider the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their habits and to explore ways to live more sustainably during their time here at U.Va.
In his piece "Obama and King James," (Nov. 3) Aaron Eisen speaks eloquently about a post-racial society and claims that no one his age talks of race when speaking of influential figures such as our president or LeBron James. I am 22, which is not much older than most of University students with whom I volunteer, and I beg to differ.
Although Student Council's response to the recent bullying-related suicides is well-intentioned, its actions are misguided. Medical School representative Erik Criman is a bit oblivious in his belief that "this isn't a gay issue" or a straight issue.