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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Sexual assault in the military must be stopped

BY EILEEN ENRIGHT

According to recent statistics, one of every three women in the U.S. military are sexually assaulted by fellow soldiers during their service. Our military is letting convicted rapists walk free with punishments suitable for a misdemeanor, and honoring them as American heroes when they return home.

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Letter to the Editor: Hoekstra not best representation of Michigan

BY ROSS WARMAN

Regardless of his politics, Hoekstra has proven himself a bigot. He's not someone that I want, much less consider capable, of representing the great state of Michigan, and its residents of all colors and creeds.

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Letter to the Editor: ‘U’ must protect privacy

BY RAFE KINSEY

We don’t need more red tape or more antagonism between the various members of the university community. We need a culture where all parts of the university work together to uphold the university's core values.

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Letter to the Editor: Stop prolonging LGBTQ equality

BY JORDAN KILLINGSWORTH

It's only a matter of time before LGBTQ rights are finally attended to, and eventually become legal. So why not allow LGBTQ people their rights now, why prolong it? We, as a diverse community, can make that change, one vote at a time.

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Letter to the Editor: Don't knock Housing

BY PERRY ZIELAK

While I absolutely agree that the residence halls are a great place to build community at the University, Brennan paints too simplistic an argument when it comes to the cost of room and board.

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Letter to the Editor: Consider implications of Halloween costumes

BY SARAH BLUME

I know the topic of Halloween costumes doesn’t seem like a debatable topic or a topic that should be problematic to the students at the University of Michigan. However, like many students, as I thought about possible costumes for the upcoming festivities, I realized that there should be some discussion about what’s appropriate and not offensive.

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Letter to the Editor: Proposal 6 gives the people the power to decide

BY MICKEY BLASHFIELD

Proposal 6 is an opportunity for Michigan taxpayers to assert fiscal self-determination that thus far, the governor has been working to deny.

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Letter to the Editor: ‘U’ should utilize sustainable opportunities on campus

BY MICHELLE BUSCH

Ample opportunities exist that allow students to get more educated or involved in sustainable practices: EarthFest, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Planet Blue, Student Sustainability Initiative and the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program are just a few.

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Letter to the Editor: Engage in political science, not political silence.

BY WILLIAM ROGERS

Answering this question may, for some, be informed by moral or religious beliefs. Attempting to respond to this question from a normative position is, necessarily, partisan. But answering the first question requires only observation.

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Letter to the Editor: Consider the disabled on campus

BY LYDIA DEJONGE

I’d like to call your attention to an issue that I have been noticing around campus — the appalling lack of accessibility for disabled persons.

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