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Letters To The Editor


Opinion

Restore our Rotunda

The General Assembly's refusal to extend funding to the restoration of the Rotunda is a discouraging oversight of our duty to protect this historic site as citizens of Virginia, the United States and the world. The reasons for restoration are both symbolic and utilitarian.


Opinion

Give Brown a chance

Bennett Sorbo's "parting shots" at the University ("A shot across the bow," March 3), while excellently showcasing why he was not allowed to write any columns earlier, saddened me with its depiction of Brown Residential College. In the words of a former resident, Brown is "a place for the interesting and the interested." Because of its many conveniences and unique reputation, people of all types apply to live in Brown every semester.


Opinion

Animal rights and wrongs

In response to your article "A fur-vent debate" (March 2), I would like to send high praise to Ashley Chappo for exposing what's at stake for animals killed in the meat industry, the skin trade and other businesses that seek to profit off the abuse of animals.


Opinion

A laissez-faire wage

With regard to your lead editorial "Taking care of our own" (Feb. 25), on what grounds can you justify your claim that the dining hall and janitorial employees at the University of Virginia are underpaid?


Opinion

Broken trust

We are members of a valued and highly regarded community of trust. We live in a community that is driven by a common decency, moral respectability and honor system.


Opinion

Thank you

It may not mean much, and I have only 250 words or less to say it, but from somebody who's outside of University academia and a next door neighbor living in Fry's Spring: Well done on your Jan.


Opinion

Get smart

The lead editorial "Book Smart" (Feb. 1) was a blatantly inaccurate debasing of the Commerce School curriculum.


Opinion

Grilling the chicken

I was distressed to learn that Chik-fil-A's charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, funds and praises anti-gay organizations like Focus on the Family and Pennsylvania Family Institute.


Opinion

Friends abroad

Having just returned from the University's study abroad program in Valencia, Spain, I was surprised to read in "Going International" (Jan.


Opinion

Upholding tradition

I cannot argue, nor would I, with the reasoning of arguments against the "Rugby Road" song/cheer. Was it written by a bunch of males?


Opinion

Dangers of being

It is Wednesday night - or should I say Thursday morning - around 1:30 a.m. I emerge from an empty classroom in Bryan Hall where I had sequestered myself for upwards of six hours studying for a symbolic logic exam.


Opinion

Rightist remarks

The news story "Top Schools Get Subpar Ratings" in the Dec. 2 Cavalier Daily does not mention - but readers ought to know - that the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which criticized U.Va.'s curriculum and that of so many others, is an organization dedicated to the promotion of conservative values in academe.


Opinion

A different drum

Nearly 8 years ago, the University athletics department exiled the student-governed Pep Band, the only student band that the University had known at sporting events for the previous 33 years.


Opinion

Marriage dispute

Roraig Finney's Opinion column, "What is love," (Nov. 22) was interesting, as he attempted to find a balance between how liberals and conservatives generally conceive of - or rather, have misconceptions of - marriage.


Opinion

On early action

I am writing in response to two Opinion columns in the Nov. 19 edition of The Cavalier Daily. The columns, "Early action: a step back" and "Early admission redux," both pertain to the recent decision by the Office of Undergraduate Admission to offer an early action plan for prospective students in 2011. For the past six months, the Admission Office has been studying the possible impact this decision could have on high school students, particularly low-income and minority students.