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Letters To The Editor


Opinion

Constructive criticism

I am pleased that the Board of Visitors has approved the renovations to the Rotunda and that the work will be proceeding next year.


Opinion

Coming clean

In her recent visit to the University's Law School, Carol Browner, former director of the Environmental Protection Agency, made clear that when it comes to combating global warming, the enemy is not carbon but our own apathy.


Opinion

Missing the extra points

I refer to the Nov. 10 column, "Beware the Paterno witch-hunt," in which Fritz Metzinger says he is not defending Joe Paterno, but rather questioning the ferocity of public judgment.


Opinion

A star pupil

What a pleasure to read an article in your paper written by one of my former students! The article is titled "When the Goins Gets Tough" (Nov.


Opinion

Waging peace

Tomorrow, the Board of Visitors will be meeting to continue its stewardship of our University. With this comes the duty to make sure that the University operates in a manner that is consistent with the core values of our community.


Opinion

Burning goals

I was born and grew up in Charlottesville while my father, Edgar Shannon, was president of the University from 1959 until 1974.


Opinion

Real voter choice

I read your interesting Oct. 18 article, "Poll reveals voter apathy." It was well reported and included full discussion of reasons for why voters choose not to vote. In our democracy one is free to vote or not to vote.


Opinion

A baffling continuance

The University Judiciary Committee/Honor Committee/Cavalier Daily debacle came to an end Tuesday night when the UJC ruled that it did not have jurisdiction with respect to a writer who published an article that mentioned a pending honor trial, potentially breaching confidentiality. This was something The Cavalier Daily had been arguing since the outset, but both days since the decision its leadership has continued to lambast the UJC despite the fact that the two groups are, for all intents and purposes, in agreement.


Opinion

Protect college women

Women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rates of domestic violence. Approximately 32 percent of college students are victims of dating violence.


Opinion

A positive energy

The University is one of the nation's finest institutions, and graduate students and undergraduates alike are lucky to be here.


Opinion

In memoriam

A great loss to the University community was felt upon the passing of Gregory Colomb of the English department on Tuesday, October 11.


Opinion

Burying people

Coal, the black diamond, is as its alias suggests a treasure to those who make a living off of it. The coal burned at the University's steam plant comes from one of the poorest areas of the nation.


Opinion

Legally bound

I am the coordinator of Montanans Against Assisted Suicide & For Living with Dignity. I disagree with Alex Yahanda that assisted suicide is legal in Montana ("The grateful dead," Oct.


Opinion

Law, not choice

I am an attorney in Washington state, where assisted suicide is legal. I am also president of Choice is an Illusion, a nonprofit corporation opposed to assisted suicide.


Opinion

A PSA for PSAs

As a retired urologist having practiced 35 years in Richmond, I am gravely concerned by the new recommendations of the U.S.


Opinion

Mining our minors

Younger generations have led the fight in every major social issue for the past century. Their voices have collectively determined the outcomes of national and international events such as the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, thus solidifying their position as a dominant social force. Today, the young people of the world have brought the fight to the dirtiest form of energy: coal.

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