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Letter to the Editor: Chris Ladd

Letter to the Editor: Chris Ladd

February 27, 2019

A recent opinion piece in The Chronicle opposing Andrew Yang's universal basic income is welcomed by the Universal Basic Income community. What benefits us most is exposure, as Alexandra Yetter's Feb. 21 ...

Letter to the editor: Black history call for action

Letter to the editor: Black history call for action

February 13, 2019

Black History Month is a time to remember, and honor all those who gave their lives and made grave sacrifices to change things for the betterment of all Americans. I am proud of my black heritage. I'm proud...

An open letter to the C-Fac Steering Committee

By Kathie Bergquist

December 5, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Preface: On Nov. 9, C-Fac members Carey Friedman, Gitanjali Kapila and Michele Hoffman received notice of summons to a heretofore unknown union “Integrity Committee” based on charges that were submitted anonymously, accusing the above of working against the union for personal gain. On Nov. 23, I filed charges against [a] Steering Committee member, as detailed below. Subsequently, I also received anonymous charges from the “Integrity Committee.” Dea...

In response to ‘Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices’

By Jon Camp

November 27, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

It’s heartening to see Chicago citizens urging McDonald’s to adopt better environmental policies. As your article stated, not only does McDonald’s get an F on the U.S. Public Interest Research Group report card, McDonald's also gets failing grades when it comes to animal welfare.Chickens raised for McDonald's are bred to grow so fast and grotesquely large that they suffer crippling injuries and deformities. If humans grew ...

Support needed for dissenting adjunct faculty in C-Fac union

By Jennie Fauls

November 21, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Because C-Fac members are now being harassed by their own leadership, staff and full-time faculty need to speak out for them.When C-Fac announced their new "Integrity Committee," it was accompanied by threats to members. An eight-item resolution says the beatings will continue until morale improves. Fall in line.It states that any member can be called into a mandatory C-Fac Committee hearing, without representation, for alleged "cond...

In response to ‘Chicago, environmental activists not McLovin’ McDonald’s eco practices’

By Victoria Higgins

November 20, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the editor,The Chronicle recently reported on the Rally for Clean Water that Mighty Earth hosted in front of McDonald’s headquarters in the West Loop. The rally was intended to draw attention to the fact that McDonald’s purchases meat from Tyson and Cargill, some of the most notorious polluters in the meat industry. Full disclosure: I am Victoria, one of the organizers who orchestrated the event. I was pleased to see...

In defense of Dr. Kim—what OurColumbia isn’t telling students

By Matt Coyle

October 29, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

It is no secret the campus has become high strung. Last year with the part-time faculty negotiations and now with the evolving faculty as a whole getting in on it, things look pretty grim on paper. What students aren’t seeing is that OurColumbia is a vocal few who do not have a leg to stand on.OurColumbia’s demands are ludicrous. The words they use are written specifically to instigate students’ emotions and to get them fire...

In response to Feb. 26 article: ‘SGA Redefines Blackness’

By Khai Clardy

March 5, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am writing to the editor and senior staff of The Chronicle to share my grievances on the cover story of this week’s issue. Initially, I was offended with the headline, “SGA Redefines Blackness,” as it implies several things, none of which being the point of the story. The headline implies that SGA is doing something for Blackness—which it isn’t, even if it was then the article should reflect that, and this Q&A...

In response to Feb. 19 Letter to the Editor

By Danny Woodruff

February 26, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Associate Dean of Student Life Kari L. Sommers’ letter in the Chronicle, though well intentioned, wasn’t warmly received by veterans. As a student veteran of Columbia, I understand all the offerings of the Student Diversity and Inclusion area. However, using student veterans as an added amenity SDI offers and to enrich the life of other students is not our purpose on campus. Don’t get me wrong, we will still enrich ...

In response to Jan. 29 article: ‘Student veterans search for renewed camaraderie, group recognition’

By Kari L. Sommers

February 19, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I would like to clarify the reasons behind Student Life’s decision to create a new space for student veterans at the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion. Student Life relocated the student veterans’ office to the SDI after a year of examining the benefits that this would provide to student veterans—and to the student body at large. Student Life staff had observed that fewer student veterans were utilizing the stu...

In response to Dec. 13, 2017, P-Fac email on strikebreakers

By John L. Sutton

February 5, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

On Dec. 13, 2017, I received an email from the steering committee of the Columbia part-time faculty union, the last paragraph of which reads as follows:“Strike breakers: On a more difficult note, it has become clear that some of our members crossed the picket line.  Some of these people were in the minority and against the strike, but others—amazingly—voted for the strike, but somehow rationalized the need to teach their c...

In response to Student Veterans Society closing

By Jackie Spinner

February 5, 2018

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I was dismayed to read that the college has taken away the dedicated veteran student space on campus. Veteran students come to Columbia with unique skills and experiences that are vastly different than our other students. One of the reasons I teach a war stories class in J-term is to help students understand what it’s been like for their peers to go to war, a war that the United States has been fighting most of their li...

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