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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Letters to the editor

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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Letter to the Editor: Search committee is not representative of University community

BY IAN MATCHET AND LIZ DELISLE RODRIGUES AND ISMAIL ALI

We respectfully request that the University take the opportunity to strengthen the Presidential Search Advisory Committee by including members who are undergraduates, graduate students, non-tenured instructors and staff.

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Letter to the Editor: The Athletic Department has program in place to protect children

BY DAVID ABLAUF

That said, background checks of all kinds — whether handled personally, by coaches or through database reviews — are important, but they are just one way to keep kids safe. A multilayered effort is needed, and that’s what we have in place.

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Letter to the Editor: Give full refunds on basketball tickets

BY ZACHARY ROBOCK

By offering season ticket refunds, the Athletic Department is tacitly acknowledging that they broke the rules when they materially changed the ticketholder agreement after the time of sale. But refunding my $200 does not put me back where I started six months ago.

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Letter to the Editor: Academics a priority over basketball

BY ELI TEMKIN

I'm disappointed by this policy. The University of Michigan is a wonderful academic institution. The fact that it is also a great basketball school shouldn’t threaten the University’s academic focus.

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Letter to the Editor: We need to acknowledge the blind spots in the abortion debate

BY CARLY MANES

We further contend that some of the rhetorical strategies deployed in the resources provided by The Planned Parenthood Project at yesterday’s demonstration illustrate blind spots in the contemporary abortion debate.

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