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Opinion

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.


Opinion

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.


Opinion

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.


Opinion

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.


Opinion

Hate groups hamper higher education

COLLEGE is an interesting environment to analyze. During this tumultuous transition from adolescence to adulthood, elders take a big step back and students run a great deal of life in and around the University on their own. While students sometimes play only a small role in decision-making at the University, we are given the responsibility of deciding what behavior is and is not acceptable in the University community.


Opinion

Law kicks student interest to curb

LIKE MOST college towns, Charlottesville exists largely because of students. Students support the city economically, and we're the reason most Charlottesville businesses thrive. The city, however, does not allow students to support and benefit from the city's real estate business.


Opinion

Fraternities must adapt to survive

NOBODY should be surprised that the Inter-Fraternity Council sent a letter to Dean of Students Penny Rue last week, requesting that she open negotiations with them about moving formal rush back to the fall.


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