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Or coerced support?

THE STUDENTS of the University pay numerous fees to the University. From the Comprehensive Fee to parking fees to the Student Activities Fee, the administration finds numerous ways to extract money from the students. The most odious is the SAF, which violates students' constitutional liberties and is inefficient to students' wishes.


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Crucial subsidy

IMAGINE a University without Madison House, the Pep Band or The Declaration. Imagine no student groups with Lawn tables, no flyers covering the bulletin boards in Cabell Hall, and few opportunities for first-year students to get involved in anything, since they can't rush a fraternity or sorority, of course.


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Disparate salaries, double standard

UNIVERSITY administrators should not get rich by forcing students into debt. While the University drops in the rankings and faculty members eye higher-paying jobs at Ivy League schools, too many administrators take home princely sums in salaries and benefits, all the while blaming Richmond for their institution's lack of performance. During the Casteen administration, the University's student population has grown by 326 students.


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Eliminating the personal touch

ALL YOU want to buy is a loaf of bread and a quart of milk. But from the way the grocery store cashier is moving, the bread will go stale and the milk turn sour before you actually get through the checkout line.


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Character education benefits children

IT SEEMS that mankind consistently thinks things were better in the past. Whether arising from wist- ful nostalgia or the simple failing of our brains, this rosier picture of yesterday always seems to seep into the collective consciousness.


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Microsoft finding not factual

IT'S HARD to believe that Bill Gates could have a bad day. If you're the richest guy in the world, a leading technological mogul who is sitting on a corporation with a nearly half-trillion-dollar market value, it's tough to fathom much of anything that could ruin your financial afternoon.


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Ten step program for successful students

AS CHAIR of the Faculty Senate, I am charged with speaking for what we in the faculty have come to call intellectual community, that is, the experiences students have in and out of the classroom which add up to the overall education you receive at the University. With that in mind, I have crafted the following Top 10 list of accumulated wisdom that you might consider as you begin planning your courses for next semester. Rule 10: Come at the last possible minute to get a signature.


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Drunkards dispense life's lessons

ONCE, DURING my senior year of high school, my friends and I huffed three cartridges of model airplane propellant and tried to go to a football game really high because we heard a few seniors had done it the year before.