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Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Signaling support for survivors of sexual violence

BY ERIN KWEDERIS

The response has underscored the support for sexual assault survivors on this campus, but the University’s support is less clear. Without more explanation for the University’s four-year timeline, it seems reasonable to ask: what message does this send to women on campus?

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Letter to the Editor: Students must demand answers from ‘U’

BY ALA ALSAIDY

To say I am disappointed with how the University handled the sexual assault accusations against former kicker Brendan Gibbons would be a massive understatement. I have never been more ashamed of the University I have so long proudly called my own.

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Letter to the Editor: A full explanation is required

BY CELIA RHOADS

Until this administration offers a full explanation of its actions and takes necessary steps to remedy its plainly defective sexual assault procedures, I plan to withhold financial support from the University and will not return to campus.

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Letter to the Editor: Republican response solidifies gender norms

BY KATIE KOZIARA

As a moderately conservative female at the University of Michigan, I am oftentimes isolated from my peers. The GOPs remarks only empower Republican leadership to continue marginalizing females, leaving my comrades and me to continue fighting the War on Women alone.

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Letter to the Editor: A yellow decision by the Maize and Blue

BY DAVID WATNICK AND WILLIAM PETRICH

The decision to cancel classes is a betrayal to recent graduates who proudly recall braving temperatures significantly below zero on their way to classes in February 2007 and February 2009. This is a yellow decision by the Maize and Blue.

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Letter to the Editor: MLive article criminalizes the battle for equality

BY KALEAH MABIN

Criminalizing this group of Black activists shows that everyone, especially the University of Michigan, has a lot of work to do in the social justice department.

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Letter to the Editor: Snyder should better protect Great Lakes

BY MARISSA SOLOMON

I hope Snyder will discuss tangible and strong energy proposals during the coming months with Michigan’s environment, youth and our future in mind.

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Letter to the Editor: Fear mongering and bully tactics hinder progress

BY BRAD SUGAR

The stunt pulled by SAFE this past week demonstrates that unfortunately, not much has changed in the anti-Israel camp at UM in this same period of time. Fear mongering, bully tactics and shock theater are no substitute for real dialogue or progress.

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Letter to the Editor: Court dismisses student parking citation with no policy action

BY JEREMY KEENEY

In October, a University of Michigan law student represented himself in court and successfully argued that the judge should dismiss his $25 parking citation.

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Letter to the Editor: Being white means holding myself accountable

BY BLAIR SUCHER

After reading through some of the thousands of #BBUM tweets, I’ve been challenged to think about what being white at the University of Michigan means to me.

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