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Letters To The Editor


News

LETTER: Concerning our response to tragedy

We won’t recognize Connor the way we recognized Hannah, but if we truly want to make our community safer, we need to change that.One reason for the difference is that there is no hope for Connor like there was for Hannah when she went missing; until this weekend, and especially early in the search, we could believe that if we helped and hoped and pushed, maybe we would find her alive.


News

LETTER: A reminder to stay vigilant

I have read with interest the articles in The Cavalier Daily regarding the disappearance of Hannah Graham, in large part as the parent of a daughter who attended and graduated from the University and as an alumnus who is closely involved with working with undergraduates at the University.My daughter lived off-Grounds for three of her four years, including at the 14th street corridor where Hannah Graham was living, and my wife I continued to remain concerned about our daughter’s safety, reminding her regularly, I am sure to her annoyance, to be conscious of the need for personal security.


News

LETTER: A Realistic Eye

The University relies on its Community of Trust ? a “benefit” at the University that binds its students not to lie, cheat or steal ? to protect one another when we perceive something wrong.


News

LETTER: Don’t plead guilty

Every day in court, I see college students plead guilty to relatively minor crimes — trespass, public intoxication, urinating in public, possession of marijuana, shoplifting, writing a bad check, obstruction of justice, simple assault, etc.


News

LETTER: To counter terrorism

Constantly shifting security measures are considered a best practice among terrorism analysts precisely because they tend to thwart terrorist attacks in the short-term and force the bad guys to change tactics over the long-term.


News

LETTER: Alumni responsibility

The continuance of the system is important to not only undergraduates but also to the alumni who became members as undergraduates and developed friendships during their years at the University which remain important to many.


Opinion

LETTER: No spotlighting or dimming

To the Editor: The March 6, 2014 article in The Cavalier Daily regarding the percentage of Honor offense reports filed against minority students sets forth a view by the Honor Committee Chair as follows: “Speaking to the possible causes of higher reporting against minorities, Berhle pinpointed three distinct problems: a lack of understanding among international students, spotlighting of minority offenses and dimming of offenses committed by white students.” The Chairman’s comment regarding “spotlighting” and “dimming” is at best a disingenuous assessment of the cause of the problem.


Opinion

LETTER: Start asking women

Many times I have kept my mouth shut, not because I “shy away” or because I am not knowledgeable, but because I know the man talking would not respect my opinion regardless.


News

LETTER: William & Mary's new curriculum explained

Dear Editor, We read the February 17 editorial “Don’t discredit APs” and want to clarify how AP and IB credits will work under William & Mary’s new general education curriculum, also called the College Curriculum (COLL). First, it is important to note that students with acceptable AP and IB credits will still be able to use those same credits toward their requirements to graduate.


Opinion

Caring Americans

In response to Ashley Spink’s column, “Loaded arguments,” (Jan. 14) I would like to point out that her arguments, though well-written, are incomplete.