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Sky high prices exploit students

THE UNIVERSITY should not exploit its students' need for food and medicine. But take one look at the Bookstore and Root Cellar and it becomes clear that the University understands the power of the captive market. First semester first-year students are forbidden from bringing cars to Charlottesville.


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Fight NCAA scholarship stipulations

THE JEFFERSON Scholars Foundation's fundamental mission, according to its annual report, is "to attract the most promising students in the nation and to give them sufficient financial support so that they are free to develop their talents and to use them for the good of the University community." The program has had great success in finding students "who excel in a wide range of endeavors and who show promise of becoming tomorrow's leaders" and luring them away from Ivy League and other quality schools with an honor that some consider the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the world. The Office of Financial Aid assists students "who cannot attend the University without financial assistance," and except for Athletic Grants-in-Aid, some loan programs and a few specific scholarships, all aid awarded to students is need-based.


Opinion

Pursue excellence with narrow focus

RECEIVING advice is an indispensable part of a college education. It has little to do with the learning we get from textbooks, but it has everything to do with the education we receive outside the classroom -- an education that is at least as important as book learning.


Opinion

Politicos are a good thing

THOUGH Larry Sabato's American Politics 101 class lies seven semesters in the past, I still have the sticker I received from him that proclaims, "Politics is a good thing." Webster defines politics in several ways, among them: "the science and art of political government; political science" and "factional scheming for power and status within a group." The first of these definitions can, with little argument, be considered a good (or at least innocuous) thing.


Opinion

American math adds independence

THIS IS a response to Diya Gullapalli's March 28th column "American math methods don't add up." As students of mathematics education in the Education School, we feel it is necessary to address some of the issues brought up by Ms. Gullapalli. When deciding what educational policy to apply in the classroom, one must first decide on the purpose of teaching and learning mathematics.


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