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Letters To The Editor


Opinion

Showing appreciation

During students' annual Employee Appreciation Week, April 19-23, Facilities Management employees enjoyed receiving very creative hand-made thank-you notes Monday, surprise goodie-bags Wednesday and pizza lunches later in the week.


Opinion

Day at the races

I just wanted to take a moment to extend a huge thank you to the student groups that were present at the Foxfield Races to lend a helping hand throughout the event.


Opinion

Warranted criticism

I was one of the many people who (for good reason) submitted a heated e-mail to The Cavalier Daily about its error in the April 16 issue of the paper.


Opinion

A question of honor

In 2003, a 19-year-old biracial U.Va. student named Daisy Lundy was attacked by a white man during her campaign for Student Council president.


Opinion

Penny for your thoughts

It is very easy to agree with one of the two underlying premises in Matt Cameron's column "Cyber Cents," which appeared in the Cavalier Daily on April 22.


Opinion

Legislating discrimination

On April 24, Arizona's governor signed a highly controversial immigration bill into law. The law requires police officers to check the immigration status of anyone who may seem to be illegal citizens.


Opinion

Paying for green

Coming from an area that has very severe water shortages, where the law restricts days and times when residents and businesses can use water outside to do things like water plants or wash cars, it has shocked and angered me in recent weeks to see the University watering plants and lawns in full daylight.


Opinion

Mutually exclusive

April 19, the Supreme Court heard arguments for the case Christian Legal Society v Martinez. In short, University of California's Hastings College of the Law is refusing the Christian Legal Society (CLS), a student organization, school financing and benefits because they will not agree to accept any and all students regardless of sexual orientation or religious belief.


Opinion

Irresponsible coverage

I take serious issue with The Cavalier Daily's headline in the April 16 print edition ("Israel executes two Palestinians, updated to "Hamas executes two Palestinians"). First and foremost, it's flat out wrong.


Opinion

An outrageous mistake

Re "Hamas executes two Palestinians," April 16. (Originally, "Israel executes two Palestinians."): Your journalistic integrity is poor, and particularly on a highly-charged topic. Israel did not execute anyone.


Opinion

Changing mindsets

Your headline constitutes a libel on the State of Israel. Israel did not execute these two Palestinians; Palestinian Arabs under the authority of Hamas executed these two Palestinian Arabs.


Opinion

Shock and dismay

I would like to express my shock and dismay at an error I found in today's paper. The article quoted from the Washington Post was in fact not about Israel at all, but rather was about Hamas: the Palestinian faction currently in control of the Gaza Strip.


Opinion

Apathy is not an option

Apathy is the enemy of progress. Thus the political apathy that affects far too many Americans, and specifically university students, is disconcerting.