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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Letters to the editor

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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Letter to the Editor: The University can help Detroit by divesting

BY MARION BERGER AND MARISSA SOLOMON

On Dec. 7, members of The Divest and Invest Campaign will be taking a Toxic Tour of Detroit, and we request that you join us.

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Letter to the Editor: Engineering may need reform, but difficult courses are necessary

BY CHARLES VINK

There will always be, and should always be, courses that are difficult not for the sake of difficulty but for the sake of preparing students for problems they are more likely to encounter outside of their undergraduate education.

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Letter to the Editor: Focus on men’s mental health in ‘Movember’

BY TODD SEVIG

I urge all of us to create a caring community and to do something to help support this focus on men’s health and to make it easier for men to ask for help.

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Letter to the Editor: Gains of learning language outweigh chance of misuse and commodification

BY ROBERT HAVEY

While I agree with Charara that awareness of the misuse of language in politics is essential, she seems to be unaware of her ironic use of stock political phrases in place of actual evidence or argument.

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Letter to the Editor: City council elections are an opportunity to voice progressive values

BY TREVOR DOLAN

Election Day is our opportunity to voice our progressive values. The Democratic candidates have proven to be allies of students and rely on our support in elections.

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