Letters to the editor
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.
BY DENISE E. BROGAN-KATOR
I am a 2006 graduate of the Law School. My partner is also a graduate of the Law School. We work in the Ann Arbor area and are on campus regularly. I am a member of the Spectrum Center’s Speaker’s Bureau and regularly speak to University classes about LGBT issues, specifically related to transgender status since I am a transgender woman.
BY FAHAD FARUQI
Ari Parritz’s column Friday — although well argued and well reasoned — failed to provide any justifiable reason why the Israeli Defense Force is blockading humanitarian aid to Gaza Strip (One Qassam too many, 11/20/2008).
BY MEGHAN ROTARY
Without even trying to seek out news on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, it came to me in at least five different ways on Thursday. I got e-mails from friends and student groups about it, received notifications and messages through MySpace and Facebook, saw some stickers around my house and heard coverage of it on Free Speech Radio News.
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