Letters to the editor
BY MELISSA GREEN
Recently I read William Petrich's Personal Statement about his experience living in Baits I (Baits won, 11/19/2008), and I would have to say that I am horrified that the Daily would print an article so full of lies. First, I worked at the Baits front desk, and I remember the author. As he described in his article, Petrich did receive a lot of mail, but most of it was letters.
In response to Megan Madison’s recent letter to the editor encouraging students and the Daily to take more seriously student government elections (Daily should play part in informing student voters, 11/25/2008), as a senior, here are the things about our student government that I can remember over the past three and a half years:
BY ERIC SAUCK
I agreed with Bryan Kolk’s recent column about how universal healthcare would make U.S. companies (not just auto companies) more competitive (Healing the Big Three, 11/24/2008).
BY NIKHIL KALOTHIA
The Daily’s recent article about students living on only $1 per day for food for an entire month was very inspirational (Cheap eats: students set $1 food budget for charity, 11/24/2008). It takes a lot of courage and dedication to set out on a difficult and very demanding task like these students did.
BY AKSHAYA VARGHESE
In the wake of India's struggle for independence, Rabindranath Tagore, one of India's greatest poets, wrote about the image he sought for India in his poem “Where the mind is without fear.” In the aftermath of the attacks in Mumbai, these are bittersweet words for India but still words worth remembering. For so many of us, Tagore's poem is our plea.
BY CAROL TELL
I was disappointed by the recent article in the Statement about the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (About Campus: The secret of Lloyd island, 11/25/2008).
BY ADAM MAEL
I love Michigan. I love the people I’ve met here, the experiences I’ve had here and, most of all, I love Michigan football. Not 10 minutes after the clock ran out against Ohio State, my Facebook newsfeed was littered with comments like “Rich Rod is blowing up all kinds of records” and “What a fabulous record-breaking season” on their statuses.
BY DANIEL HOROWITZ
In response to the Daily’s recent editorial about the forum co-sponsored by the American Movement for Israel and Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (Extending the olive branch, 11/20/2008), I’d like to commend the two student groups for working together in order to foster dialogue and growth.
BY AARON WILLIS
I want to express my appreciation for the Daily taking notice of the significance of the American Movement for Israel and the Students Allied For Freedom and Equality sponsoring an event together. Whatever one's personal politics, anyone familiar with the debate on campus knows that this is not an everyday occurrence.
BY MEGAN MADISON
It’s hard, though not impossible, to increase voter turnout, get things done that matter to the student body and be transparent about our governance without the Daily’s coverage, be it critical or supportive. That’s why it is unfortunate that LSA Student Government’s election was completely ignored by the Daily.
Letters to the editor
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