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Opinion

A dark cloud of distrust

I am disheartened and disgusted that Ms. Dragas remains on the Board of Visitors. She has betrayed the trust of thousands and soiled the University’s reputation worse than anyone in recent memory, and perhaps, in the University’s history.


Opinion

Board member Glynn Key responds to editorial

Dear Cavalier Daily Editor: In your June 20th Editorial, "Midnight judges," you have taken an unfair liberty with an unexplained fact. In the editorial, you use the fact that I departed the Special BOV Meeting, to make the following condemnation: "Several Board members had little knowledge of Sullivan's removal and several would have wanted for her to return.


Opinion

Down in front

I was at Sabato's lecture on Tuesday evening, and contrary to the article which ran in yesterday's paper ("Sabato talks election," April 11), there were many students there.


Opinion

The earlybirds

I enjoyed reading the recap on Sabato's lecture last night, but I just wanted to point out that although there may have an under-representation of University students in the lecture room, many of my friends arrived before 6:30 and could not find a seat.


Opinion

Talking it up

I received a message from a friend asking me to comment on what I thought of Larry Sabato's event last night, so here are a few of my comments. I always love going to Prof.


Opinion

Homage to Salamanca

I want to take a moment to thank Sanjiv Tata for his insightful Mar. 14 opinion column, "Going above and abroad," concerning study overseas. I can recommend such study from my own personal experience.


Opinion

Please be seated

Anyone familiar with the numerous and sometimes tedious works of Karl Marx has come across his theory of surplus value, which says that under capitalism, the task of upper management is to find surplus values to exploit.


Opinion

If I only had a spine

If I only had a spine The New York Times often publishes op-eds in which e-books are devoured. Ironically, I read these pieces - written by the same people who ignore that today "online" makes more business sense than "print" - on my New York Times app for the Blackberry.


Opinion

Bursting your bubble

I am writing in response to Emily Churchill's Feb. 29 column, "Fairy-tale Charlottesville." As much as I appreciate the flowery fair-words from a "first-year," I have just a few objections to her fervent fairy-tale fantasy.


Opinion

Bend it like an ally

Sam Novack's Tuesday column on the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan (Feb. 28, "Apology unaccepted") highlights the problem with how so many of us view the U.S.


Opinion

Steps in the right direction

For some time now I have been following your campaign for a living wage at the University. I am a professor of American history at the University of Texas in Austin and an alumnus of the University of Virginia where I was an English major in the late sixties.


Opinion

Helping out financial aid

The Board of Visitors Finance Committee's proposal to reduce the amount of financial aid to out-of-state students would eliminate the minute specks of diversity already existing at the University.


Opinion

Getting schooled

I am the School of Continuing and Professional Studies representative on Student Council, but let me emphasize that I do not speak for that body; rather, I speak to you as a full-time University employee, probably the only primary stakeholder in this entire discussion of a living wage. Jared Brown, in an email which I gladly will forward, calls us on Council apathetic and too ignorant to even read a local, let alone national newspaper.


Opinion

Who is a person?

The Virginia legislature's House Bill 1 would define a fertilized egg as a person and House Bill 462 will force women to submit to an invasive, transvaginal ultrasound without their consent before seeking an abortion.


Opinion

Laid off

The nation has been abuzz of late concerning new legislation which would mandate employers fork over the cost for their employee's contraception.