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Letters To The Editor


Opinion

Sticky situation

Carrie Filipetti's column "The Israel story" (Oct. 5), would have been far more effective if it acknowledged the truth behind repeated worldwide condemnations of Israel's behavior.


Opinion

Respecting religion

In the Oct. 4 edition of The Cavalier Daily, I came across the "Featured online reader comment" and could not help but feel the need to express my own opinion concerning James Wong's comment.


Opinion

Hats off

The U.Va. School of Nursing is delighted to report that we were ranked among the top ten nursing Ph.D.


Opinion

Arming our security

In the midst of a rash of violent attacks against students - some of which occurred right across the street from University property - why does the University stick to its policy that denies students, faculty and staff the right to protect themselves using the only sensible tool for fending off a rapist or mugger?


Opinion

Veiling the truth

Austin Raynor's Sept. 28 column, "Behind the veil," about the French ban on Islamic veils was well-intentioned but misguided. It seems obvious that any "peaceful religious expression" would allow the participant to end the "expression" without harm to themselves.


Opinion

Carbon calling

Last week, UVa Beyond Coal held one of the most successful general interest meetings on Grounds - turning out 50 students.


Opinion

Looking both ways

Our neighborhood streets need the help of the University family - students, faculty and staff - to maintain a safe environment for all who travel them.


Opinion

Athletic Harassment

John Wooden, Basketball Hall of Famer as a player and coach, once said, "Sports do not build character - they reveal it." I believe this is a wise assessment; however, I can say that for the first time, I was not proud of the character revealed by several of my peers this past weekend at the men's soccer game against Wake Forest. I was a little more than surprised as I perused a letter to the editor entitled "Soccer HOO-ligans" (Sept.


Opinion

Church and state

Ginny Robinson, in "Majority rules" (Sept. 20), successfully turned a rather common-sense Supreme Court case into a horror story complete with the extermination of Christianity and the arrival of the newest contracted independent organization on Grounds: "Hoo's in the Mob." The case in question, Hastings v.


Opinion

Discussing diversity

In reading yesterday's "Not by the numbers" editorial, I felt that there was an implied notion that because certain organizations have made a targeted effort to recruit minority students, the quality is somehow compromised.


Opinion

Soccer HOO-ligans

Craig Littlepage's recent e-mail to the student body regarding the conduct of the student section at the recent men's soccer game against Wake Forest confused me on many levels.


Opinion

NOVA

As someone born and raised in Springfield, VA, a suburb of D.C., I am disappointed by Alyssa Juan's characterization of Northern Virginia ("There's no place like NoVa," Sept.


Opinion

Three cheers

If I may, I would like to amplify the much appreciated and well-written article by Alborz Meshabi ("Grad students receive space," Sept.


Opinion

Rotund costs

In yesterday's Cavalier Daily, an article was printed discussing the Board of Visitors' plan to preserve and restore the Rotunda, with renovations costing the University $22.9 million


Opinion

Living the dry life

Sept. 15's editorial ("The drinking game") states that, "Fraternities and sororities foster values like maturity and independence in their members when they function more or less autonomously." However, Greek organizations have self-policed themselves for decades, with little effect, on the issue of underage drinking.


Opinion

Perriello

Congressman Tom Perriello's stepping-in-cow-pie ad claims "no one will work harder" to bring jobs to the fifth district.


Opinion

Speaking freely

I have never been quite comfortable with the argument that free speech necessarily entails the acceptance that some will overstep the societal boundaries and indulge in hateful, racist and otherwise hurtful speech against others.


Opinion

Weighing individuality

The years we spend in college are said to be the best years of our lives. The college lifestyle is one of independence and freedom, but many students come to find that the pressures of college life are too overwhelming.


Opinion

Skewed comparisons

I am writing regarding Melody Bianchetto's comments about next year's tuition hikes ("Tuition rates likely to rise for next year," April 28). First of all, I am not going to pretend to be fully knowledgeable about the financial and practical concerns regarding state and University budgetary priorities.