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Letter to the Editor: University professor justifies a century of American aggression

Letter to the Editor: University professor justifies a century of American aggression

David Green
February 22
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

This letter is provoked by a disturbing commentary in the Champaign News-Gazette on Feb. 19 by History professor Kristin Hoganson, titled “Requiem for the American Century.” My political identity is as an antiwar activist and socialist. Hoganson laments the passing of an American Century characterized...

Letter to the Editor: We can’t talk about fraternities in trouble without mentioning sexual assault

Letter to the Editor: We can’t talk about fraternities in trouble without mentioning sexual assault

Mary Grace Hébert, Elisabeth Larson
February 13
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On Feb. 9, a Daily Illini article described how a handful of fraternity chapters had been revoked of recognition. This article ran the same day as one titled, “Police release second notice in a week for sexual assault at a fraternity.” Yet, the former Daily Illini article failed to mention any of the sexual assault a...

Letter to the Editor: Bilingual education key to reducing academic prejudice

Letter to the Editor: Bilingual education key to reducing academic prejudice

Shiwei Zhang
December 1
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As an immigrant student, I am deeply moved by columnist Shankari Sureshbabu’s piece, “Immigrants Can Use Big Words Too." In her article, Sureshbabu responds to the unfortunate case of Tiffany Martinez, a Latina student from Suffolk University in Boston who was falsely accused of plagiarism due...

Letter to the Editor: Students must remember bus safety practices

Letter to the Editor: Students must remember bus safety practices

Alexandra Carrier
November 28
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With most of our attention focused on the presidential election, we forget about the small things that impact our lives greatly. As students of the University, many modes of transportation are at our fingerprints. With winter around the corner, busing will be a very popular way of travel. Our safety shou...

Letter to the Editor: University should accommodate e-textbooks

Letter to the Editor: University should accommodate e-textbooks

Zongnan Chen
November 28
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Dear Robert J. Jones, I am a freshman at the University. This is a supereminent school; I know it's worth the price. But still, I was overwhelmed by the expensive cost of college education imposed on my parents and me. The prices of college textbooks are incredibly high in the U.S. The College Board ...

Letter to the Editor: Trump should not end Trans-Pacific Partnership

Letter to the Editor: Trump should not end Trans-Pacific Partnership

Daniel Austins
November 28
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

When President-elect Donald Trump upset former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, much of the world was devastated. Clinton, who was predicted to be the winner, was going to continue the progress President Barack Obama began. Instead, the Trump presidency has sworn to...

Letter to the Editor: Students should support Illinois Access Bill

Letter to the Editor: Students should support Illinois Access Bill

Luis David Cabrales-Vasquez
November 16
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The purpose behind this letter is to raise awareness for the Illinois Access Bill SB2196 for Higher Education in State Student Aid. The bill is being voted on Wednesday. Although the post-election political climate may cause some polemical anxiety, the need to address the significance of this legislature...

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s election requires action

Letter to the Editor: Trump’s election requires action

Alexander Montero
November 10
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Last night, we elected a president who, to his credit, reflects how the rest of the world sees America — rich, full of swagger and totally unapologetic. Many people, including myself, are disappointed in the results, disappointed in the low voter turnout and disappointed that this long election stress...

Letter to the Editor: “Safe Roads” amendment must not pass

Jarn Denijs
November 7
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Illinois, a once-proud state known for the late former President Lincoln, corn, gerrymandering and its “political boss” Michael Madigan, has planted a surprise in this fall’s voting ballot. Not only will we all vote for who we think is the lesser of two evils in this election, we will also vote...

Letter to the Editor: Country’s future lies in classroom

Letter to the Editor: Country’s future lies in classroom

November 2
Filed under Opinions, Your Opinions

For many Illinois students, November will mark the first time they cast a ballot in a presidential election. In just a few days, students will be lined up outside the Ike or the YMCA to pull a lever that will determine the course of our nation—no pressure for you first-time voters! As a recent Illinois grad...

Letter to the Editor: The Daily Illini should not run High Caliber shooting range ads

Letter to the Editor: The Daily Illini should not run High Caliber shooting range ads

Elly Hanauer
September 14
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Dear Editor, I was deeply disturbed to see an ad for “International Student Night” at Urbana’s High Caliber shooting range in a recent print edition of the Daily Illini.  Just as many venerable media outlets have taken stands against advertising tobacco and alcohol products, I would expect ...

Letter to the Editor: A letter to Josh Whitman

Letter to the Editor: A letter to Josh Whitman

Ron Colgan
February 18
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Dear Mr. Whitman, I am excited. By all accounts, your capabilities, desire and loyalty set you up to succeed in your new role of Director of Athletics. As for my background: I am an alumnus, I am an I Fund member, I am a season ticket holder and I want Illinois to win the right way, in the wors...

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