Letters to the editor
BY GENI HARCLERODE AND KERIN BORLAND
In response to Laura Veith’s viewpoint (Paying for Internships, 02/10/2009), enlisting the services of an internship company is not paying for access to internships. It is paying for the convenience of finding one. Those who choose this alternative are electing to invest money rather than time.
BY DENISE MURESAN
With regard to a recent article about women’s tennis (Doubles woes continue at No. 3 in weekend split, 02/09/2009), I am very disappointed in the Daily’s inability to convey correct information. I also want to state my anger with the Daily portraying a rough start to a season in the wrong light.
BY SARA VOS
Many people in this country see Valentine’s Day as an excuse to demonstrate devotion to loved ones. However, this February I am going to dedicate my time and energy to help raise awareness about the relationships that may need the most help: those of young people.
BY GEOFFREY HICKS
Will Grundler's satire of an MSA meeting (An ordinary day for MSA, 2/10/2009) was the funniest column I have read in the Daily in a long time. It was also one of the best. He captured the ineptitude we've seen from MSA lately (or should I say the whole time I've been here?). The column represents two things the Daily needs more of: humor and insightful commentary.
BY MICHAEL PATTON
I've decided to share something really exceptional that occurred in Storrs, Conn. on late Saturday afternoon. And no, it didn’t even happen at the game. Because we live in New York City, my brother and I thought we would take a trip to Connecticut and show our support for the Michigan men’s basketball team.
BY JONATHAN SLEMROD
Some items that Valerie Bieberich and Choonboon Tan forgot to mention in their support of the stimulus bill (A look at the stimulus bill, 02/06/2009): $850 million for the never-profitable Amtrak, $600 million to buy cars for government workers, $75 million for FBI salaries and an $87.7 billion no-strings-attached bailout to states. I suggest a more accurate name for H.R.
BY ERIC KUMBIER
In Sam van Kleef’s Letter to the Editor (Federal stimulus plan will only worsen the economy, 02/04/2009), he claims that the laissez-faire capitalism practiced in the Reagan Era prevented the 1981-1982 recession from worsening.
BY SHAUN MCGIRR
Thursday’s front-page story on the continuous enrollment proposal by Rackham (Rackham dean pitches new enrollment policy, 2/4/09) correctly notes that the policy “would require a student to register every semester, from matriculation to degree completion.”
BY ZACHARY MARTIN
In order to justify his opposition to the proposed economic stimulus package, Vincent Patsy marshaled a host of statistics to suggest that both the New Deal and World War II failed to pull the United States out of the Great Depression and, instead, made it worse (Recession and depression myths, 2/3/2009).
BY ASA SMITH
In the wake of Tom Daschle's withdrawal from his director of the Department of Health and Human Services nomination, and as other high-profile political officials such as Bill Richardson and Nancy Killefer have been forced to drop out of the limelight due to similar scrutiny, isn't it time we examine our officials before they come under review for high-profile jobs?
Letters to the editor
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