Viewpoints

From rockstar recovery advocates to atypical college students — whether we’re singing songs on stages or speaking out on campus — we’re just warming up our vocal chords and would love to add your voice to our choir.

We should be leading in the process of the renewal of public higher education. Increasing pay transparency is a small gesture, but small gestures can send powerful signals.

We will stand up to the University and won’t back down until they commit to divest and join the hundreds of other institutions and universities that are on the path to divestment.

We should promote a culture where all students are heard and encouraged to become America’s future leaders.

It’s our responsibility to at least try and help these migrants achieve the same freedoms and happiness as we enjoy, for they’re in dire need of a helping hand.

Resilient. Strong. Smart. Those are the words that describe my kids, my family and my community. It’s time for their country to know it. It’s time for their voices to be heard.

It is imperative for us to critically examine individuals who are held up as examples worthy of emulation yet fail to represent the values of our institution and the ideals that are central to the practice of medicine.

Let’s not forget that continuous, uninterrupted sobriety — even in college — is possible when the support is there both tangibly and through social and political empowerment.

Last Thursday, I sat in Hill Auditorium along with thousands of other Greek life members listening to the University’s top administrators. I sat next to my best friends and role models, whom I love and respect, but when my gaze wandered past the faces around me, I was ashamed to be a member of the entire Greek life population.

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