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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Misunderstanding democracy

BY CLAYTON MCLAUGHLIN

The Michigan Daily’s recent article (“From the Daily: Restore Democracy” 4/16/13) calling for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission is frustrating, to say the least.

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Letter to the Editor: When did college become a place to "survive"?

BY JENNA FOTI

In May 2016, I hope to grab my diploma knowing not only that I survived, but that I experienced my four years to the fullest both academically and personally. Today, in April 2013, this seems an unlikely outcome.

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Letter to the Editor: Approval of union and recreation space upgrades deserved a student vote

BY THOMAS BEINDIT

It’s disappointing to see an administration that consistently speaks out about trying to lower tuition costs, especially during campaigns, approve such a measure.

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Letter to the Editor: Regents’ report on tuition equality should be made public

BY JACOB HUSTON

Like past actions organized by the Coalition for Tuition Equality, today’s demonstration at the regents’ meeting serves to remind University leaders of the groundswell of support for immigrants’ rights in Ann Arbor.

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Letter to the Editor: Tragedy in Boston brings together community

BY KEVIN ALLPORT

Again and again the same three words keep running through my mind: “Who does this?”

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Letter to the Editor: youMich and Brody must apologize for an overtly racist video

BY ANDREW BRADLEY

The Defend Affirmative Action Party condemns the actions of Lucas Brody, youMich and all those associated with the party's video feature the minstrel character Da'Quan Carter.

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Letter to the Editor: Women don’t need special consideration for to be commementment speaker

BY NICOLE MILLER

I found Anjali Bisht and Chelsea Jedele’s viewpoint “Where are all the women?”, 3/19/13) extremely frustrating. I fundamentally disagree with the idea that, in the year 2013, the committee that chooses commencement speakers should take immutable characteristics into consideration when making its decision.

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Letter to the Editor: Viewpoint about IDF talk is inaccurate depiction

BY LITAL

StandWithUs 'Israeli Soldiers Stories' is designed to foster dialogue about the conflict and to help correct this kind of erroneous information. Ari and I were honored to speak at the University and to be so warmly received.

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Letter to the Editor: University's Coca-Cola contract violates Code of Conduct

BY CLARA HARDIE

Coca Cola's environmental and human rights abuses broke international law. The University should follow its Code of Conduct and cut contracts with the company.

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Letter to the Editor: “Free” software isn’t about price

BY RICHARD STALLMAN

The "free" in free software refers to freedom, not price. Therefore, please describe me as a "free software advocate."

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