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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Letters to the editor

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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Letter to the Editor: Nuclear energy is not the answer

BY JOHN RAMSBURGH

Simply put, the economics simply don’t support nuclear energy, despite efforts by those who back nuclear to load the policy dice.

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Letter to the Editor: Response to "Open letter to Provost Pollack"

BY AUDREY JACKSON

Being a woman of color with staying power at Michigan requires some sacrifice.

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Letter to the Editor: Lack of student on Presidential Search Advisory Committee a mistake

BY MATT NOLAN

I urge the Board of Regents (three of whom were on the board in 2001) to reconsider this decision and appoint a current student to the PSAC.

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