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Letters to the Editor

Professor Paul Bracher: Letter to the Editor

Professor Paul Bracher: Letter to the Editor

October 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

Re: A Letter to the Editor Regarding an Article from Your Sept. 25th Issue    Dear Editor,    Being physically disabled, I read your September 25th story on the Allies of Inclusion exhibit with great interest. I arrived at SLU just over one year ago to teach and conduct research […]

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Letter to the Editor: Greek Response

Letter to the Editor: Greek Response

September 18, 2014 at 11:21 am 2 comments

After reading the Opinion article in last week’s paper, I feel a responsibility to respond. I have been noticing on social media, mostly on Facebook, that many within the SLU community are disrespectfully attacking the article, and I feel that it’s undue. The section under which the article was written […]

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Response to The Oriflamme revolution

Response to The Oriflamme revolution

September 11, 2014 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Personally, I feel as if the message portrayed in the Sept. 4 article gave a sincere misrepresentation of the purpose of Oriflamme. Oriflamme members are more than happy to give of themselves freely for the betterment of the University and its students, and to help new members of SLU call […]

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A response to the mandatory sexual assault talk for the Greek community

A response to the mandatory sexual assault talk for the Greek community

January 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

By Becky Killian, Junior, Urban Affairs major in College of Arts and Sciences   Presentations concerning sexual assault frustrate me. The audience at these “dialogues” is always defensive and, at the end, the spoiler that a heavily intoxicated victim cannot give consent always proves to be subject for debate. While […]

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Jesuit discloses letter criticizing Biondi

Jesuit discloses letter criticizing Biondi

May 2, 2013 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

On July 4, 2010, I sent a letter to the Jesuit leadership of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus regarding my experience as a faculty member in SLU’s Department of History and as a Jesuit living in Jesuit Hall from fall 2001 to spring 2010. My disclosure at […]

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Unfairly overlooking big business, despite its benefits

Unfairly overlooking big business, despite its benefits

May 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

Despite the common misconception that large businesses only have negative effects on small businesses, they actually do tremendous amounts of good. Creating a large quantity of jobs and selling products at a lower price are only two benefits of many that large businesses have to offer. Large businesses, also known […]

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A plea for civil discourse amid leadership crisis at SLU

A plea for civil discourse amid leadership crisis at SLU

April 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm 0 comments

I’d like to make a plea to those most engaged with the debate over the leadership crisis at SLU. Perhaps in some instances over the last several months, those advancing criticisms of the upper administration and the board of trustees have stepped over lines of civility and fairness. However, recent […]

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Drilling practices pose danger to nation’s health

Drilling practices pose danger to nation’s health

April 25, 2013 at 11:04 pm 0 comments

I am very concerned with our government’s current, lax regulations on certain natural gas-drilling practices, especially hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The fracking industry has repeatedly received exemptions from environmental regulations such as the Safe Drinking Water Act. This lack of regulation puts the health of nearby communities at risk. We […]

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SGA president emeritus sets record straight

SGA president emeritus sets record straight

April 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

In his April 11 commentary (“Fr. Veltrie responds to Dr. Parker”), Fr. Jim Veltrie, SJ, a family friend, mentioned me as representative of people who have moved on from the no-confidence vote in 1999 (over which I presided as Student Government president) and, by implication, “forgiven” Fr. Biondi and his […]

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Jesuits seek to transform University in spirit of Gospels

Jesuits seek to transform University in spirit of Gospels

April 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm 0 comments

In “Biondi No ‘Scrooge on Christmas’” (April 4 issue of The University News), Prof. Ken Parker understandably invites Jesuits to take a clear public stand during the present situation. We are fully dedicated to the mission of this university, and we are doing everything we think will be effective to […]

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