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Debate stalls on Hemings Street

EVERYONE needs a hero. Everyone wants someone to honor. Some members of the Fifeville Neighborhood Association have decided that for them, that person is Sally Hemings, one of Thomas Jefferson's slaves.


Opinion

Band-Aids worsen racial wounds

A QUICK fix is just that. Nevertheless, affirmative action advocates routinely gloss over the cracks in the foundation of the educational system, instead trying to cover up with policies that do nothing to solve the larger problem. After the University of California system stopped its race-preference admissions policies, affirmative action advocates decried the drop in minority enrollment.


Opinion

Timorous policies risk democracy, life

ONE MILLION in Rwanda. Ten thousand in Kosovo. A few hundred in East Timor. These are the estimated death tolls of intra-state war in the 1990s. Rwandans got no state-sanctioned assistance from foreign powers despite atrocities occurring there; Kosovars received aid after a few months of genocide; East Timor now calls for help.


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Making good on bad message

IT'S RARE to see a column inspired by hot dogs. Wurst of any kind usually don't get much press. But last week a few hot dogs did some damage to first-year students' image of the University Judiciary Committee. The wieners in question appeared on a flyer the Committee posted and distributed in first-year residence areas.


Opinion

Working out self-governance woes

ON SUNDAY night, two friends and I went to work out at the Aquatics and Fitness Center. Unfortunately, preparations were underway for the annual first-year bash and we were unable to get in.