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Letters To The Editor


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.


Opinion

A clean coal-lective

Usage of the worst carbon dioxide emitter and overall polluter - coal - is still prevalent in our society in surprising forms.


Opinion

Giving credit

Thanks to The Cavalier Daily for your coverage of discussions on Grounds regarding local, national and international policymaking issues. In particular, we in Garrett Hall appreciated having The Cavalier Daily's Monday front-page story about the recent visit to the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy by Rudy deLeon.


Opinion

A bounced fact check

It is outrageously difficult to get a Jewish engineering student with unfinished problem sets to write something on the eve of one of the holiest days of Jewish calendar.


Opinion

Pedophilia is not humor

On Sept. 26, The Cavalier Daily ran a comic titled "Whoa" by Tiffany Chu. The comic featured two bears, one of them holding a heart-shaped box of what appeared to be candies, and another the so-called "Pedobear" with a caption saying "Sorry!


Opinion

In the right

As a faculty member who has tried consistently to support the honor system, I find the charges brought against The Cavalier Daily to be both mystifying and counterproductive.