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Reasonable Reform

In his guest viewpoint (?A wolf in sanction reform?s clothing,? 2/10/2009), Justin Starr demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the proposal by Hoos Against Single Sanction.


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Fundamental flaws

It is shameful that, after forcing a proposal onto the ballot in violation of the honor constitution, Hoos Against Single Sanction is now trying to undermine debate on their proposal by portraying legitimate criticism as deception (?Sanction reform is the answer,? 2/10/09).Leven?s claim that his proposal permits appeals of lesser sanctions is simply false.


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Committee misconceptions

The Cavalier Daily?s lead editorial, ?Self-involved,? (2/9/2009) highlights several serious misunderstandings that the writers must have about the new Civic Engagement Committee.


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Honoring the constitution

Monday?s story about the honor referendum (?Honor Committee validates proposal for spring elections,? 2/9/09) put forward by Hoos Against the Single Sanction (HASS) is deeply troubling.


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Recognizing fairness

I would like to commend Jess Huang on her decision to validate the single sanction referendum for this upcoming election period.


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Simpler is better

It is a little unclear from the article on the honor referendum (?Honor Committee validates proposal for spring elections, ?2/9/2009), however, it seems from the article that the main debate the Honor Committee has is that the language is unclear.


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More solutions

Mr. Hess? column (2/4/09, ?More sanctions, more problems?) errs by claiming that ?a multiple sanction system vitiates [the importance of honor] by diluting the clarity of that message.? On the contrary, the present set of punishments imposed under the honor code ? namely, the single sanction of expulsion from the University ? is the one actually ?diluting? the importance of honor within our community.


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It’s Not Funny Because It’s Not True

I know that editorial cartoons are not always meant as a literal interpretation of reality, but Monday?s cartoon by Wesley Andrews missed the mark entirely.


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One man, two votes

I am writing in response to last Monday?s lead editorial (?Without Representation,? Jan.


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Celebrate all minorities

Monday?s article reporting a large increase in the ethnic diversity of applicants for the Class of 2013 was certainly good news.


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Honor flaws

The article about a student seemingly wrongfully expelled for an ?honor offense,? (?Honor case highlights procedures,? Jan.


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Uneven sports coverage

I write this letter to express my extreme disappointment with the athletics coverage of this newspaper.


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Remember all races

I am extremely pleased with the increase in admissions applications from the communities of color for the 2009 school year.


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Not a solution

Najwa Doughman?s understandably biased opinion article (?Stand by Gaza,? Jan.


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Asymmetric Honor information

In the interest of full disclosure, I served as the Honor Committee?s vice chair for trials during the 2005-06 academic year.


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Israels reason

I find myself in sharp disagreement with Najwa Doughman (?Stand by Gaza,? Jan.


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Honor’s misleading rhetoric

At the end of last semester, flyers were posted around Clemons declaring, ?ignore misleading rhetoric,? in reference to arguments made by the honor system?s critics.


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Abuses of power

The article (?Honor case highlights procedures,? Jan. 13) should serve to shake every student?s perception of our lofty honor system.