THERE IS a lot of talk at the University about our peer institutions and how we rank with our top academic and sports competitors.
THEY'RE an interesting thing, these primaries. Above all, it's fascinating that in the age of television and the Internet, politicians still must go around the country, campaigning from state to state as if they were snake oil salesmen traveling on the carnival circuit.
IT'S ALL too common at this University -- on these pages, especially -- that the administration's actions are greeted with the question, "What's in it for me?" We all want to know what the administration has done for us lately.
WE MAY HAVE won a victory, but we haven't won the war. This past fall, the Board of Visitors voted unanimously to uphold the University's current race-conscious admissions policy, despite outside pressure from right wing groups, specifically the ironically named Center for Equal Opportunity, to eliminate the policy.
AS A RESULT of his offensive comments in a December interview with Sports Illustrated, relief pitcher John Rocker has been suspended from baseball, put on the trading block by his team - the Atlanta Braves - and has become a pariah in sports and society in general.
STUDENT COUNCIL has a reputation as a do-nothing body among students. Lately though, not only has Council been proactive, but for once it has gone too far. On the upcoming ballot, Council has decided to put the question of the formal rush date before the students.
I'LL ADMIT that lead editorials urging readers to vote for particular candidates make me nervous.