Letter: How much difference does divestment really make?
To the Editors: The UMass Graduate Employees Union (United Automobile Workers affiliated) is now currently debating and voting on a resolution as to whether their organization should join the “BDS movement,” a campaign to isolate and stigmatize Israel based on a one-sided and radical perspective on the Middle East conflict. It is disappointing to us as faculty that the University of Massachusetts graduate students are considering this misguided and polarizing action. These resolutions, which blame one side entirely for a complex historical conflict, do not promote peace and dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis. They encourage polarization by stigmatizing any engagement…
People must remain open to hearing other viewpoints.
Casey Tylek writes in a letter that a recent review of Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’ published in the Daily Collegian was political grandstanding that stereotyped video game players.
Julia Seremba writes that millions of people are affected every year by antibiotic-resistant bacteria
March 10 marks the 57th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising.
Erika Civitarese argues Lucas Coughlin’s previous article that college should be free.
Mark Schmidt, vice president of community relations for the UMass Interfraternity Council, responds to accusations made in a January editorial.
In the wake of recent climate talks in Paris, UMass sophomore Sarah Jacqz writes that the Board of Trustees has an opportunity to make a statement.
UMass SJP refutes claims made about the goals of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in an op-ed written last week.
UMass RA’s and PM’s call for due process
Michael Berner refutes claims made in a prior column that free higher education is not an attainable goal.
Letter to the editor: Students coming together to make demands for more affordable higher education Thursday
At the Million Student March, members of the UMass community will advocate for tuition-free public college, cancellation of student debt and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.
Michael Berner writes that the wireless connectivity has continued to degenerate and lag behind considerably.
The faculty senate is looking to recruit students to join a variety of councils and committees.
Michael Havlin writes the deal establishes a bureaucratic monopoly, amongst other things, and questions whether it helps students.
Ron Gordon pens a poem regarding Deflate-gate and says only the air knows the total truth.
Editor’s note: This letter contains graphic language. A concerned student told me this week that the privilege to use a collective artistic space on campus had been unjustly annexed. This was a Central Living Area wall that had been the subject of a racially-fractious dialogue. In the age of social media, it was easy for me to remotely verify this student’s claim. A mural bearing the phrase “Black Lives Matter” was changed to read “All Lives Matter”. The logic of the “Black Lives Matter” slogan is that all lives matter, but Black lives are undervalued, as indicated by a higher…
To the editor, I am writing on the subject of the recent shockingly unexpected shutting down of Max Shea’s new music radio program “Martian Gardens” on the WMUA. As an American composer of contemporary music who has been living in France for some years, I am shocked and dismayed that Mr. Shea’s new music program has been driven off the air for reasons that seem to have nothing to do with the musical interest of this program or with the quality of Shea’s work. In effect, Mr. Shea is one of the few persons in the U.S. who follows closely such important new music…