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Letter to the Editor: Response to “Sex work not safe for college students”

December 7, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

 I am writing to comment on your conclusion to the article about sex work being unsafe for college students.  You wrap up by claiming “sex work is a legitimate job choice for those who have fully considered both the consequences and benefits.” I take strong exception to the idea that sex work is a ‘legitimate’ job choice.  Sex work is exploitation, and sex workers are the victims.  I know folks sometimes think s...

Response to coverage of the cancellation of Story Week

By Courtney Zellars

November 30, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As a second year Fiction MFA Candidate within the Department of Creative Writing with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism, I am concerned by the lack of research that went into your Front Page article. The journalists exerted little effort in looking for various sources to give at least the appearance of a well-rounded article. The bulk of the article is substantiated only by Randy Albers. Last year’s Story Week atten...

Response to coverage of P-Fac’s vote-of-no-confidence

By P-Fac Steering Committee

October 12, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

We are writing in response to your Front Page story of Oct. 5, “P-Fac: ‘No confidence’ in college administration.” The story is biased, unfair and an attack on P-Fac.The paper takes the angle of blaming P-Fac for not including the staff, full-time faculty and Student Government Association in the no confidence vote. Why is it P-fac’s responsibility to organize the other employees at Columbia to take part in the vo...

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

By Andrew Causey

May 5, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

President Kwang-Wu Kim’s State of the College address, presented to the Columbia College community on April 18, was a careful blending of innovative plans and practical considerations about the future of our school. As I have pondered the address during the past three weeks, I am moved to write with cautious optimism in response to what I heard.The president’s unrestrained embrace of our mission statement’s intent t...

Iymen Chehade, Letter to the Editor

March 31, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

This letter was sent by Iymen Chehade to The Chronicle on behalf of the Campaign to Respect Academic Freedom at Columbia College: Palestine is No Exception.Columbia College Interim Provost Louise Love has issued a form letter in response to the growing campaign for academic freedom at Columbia. The campaign was prompted by Columbia’s retaliation against instructor Iymen Chehade after a student complained to Humanities, Hi...

Debbie Hillman, Letter to the Editor

March 17, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I happened to pick up the Feb. 24 issue of The Chronicle at the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston and really enjoyed reading the entire issue. I plan on making it a regular habit from now on.One article caught my eye because it speaks to a major reason why we are so bad at solving our regional problems: We don’t think regionally.Specifically, the article on “Grocery chains acquire vacant Dominick’s stores” on Page 37 deals only with empty...

Burning is only solution for rural Scott County leaves

By By Tom Bowe as featured in the Quad-City Times

November 19, 2009

Filed under Letters to the Editor

In response to the Nov. 13 letter “Ban burning throughout Scott County,” I admit that I am one of the leaf burning culprits who doesn’t live within city limits. I live in a beautiful peak season color area in the county as evidenced by the fall car and motorcycle traffic.Providing an area for people to enjoy comes with the responsibility of figuring out how to get rid of the leaves when the beauty is gone. I have a on...

Don’t let shooting foment anti-Muslim sentiment

By Rabbi Henry Hay Karp

November 9, 2009

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Now that it has been reported that U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected shooter in the Fort Hood attack, was a devout Muslim who supposedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire, we can brace ourselves for another spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric and activity across our nation and perhaps even in our own community.Before we permit ourselves to slip into that dark chasm of prejudice, I wish to call upon all of us to ...

Parents vital to kids’ emotional health

By Fritz Fuhas

November 9, 2009

Filed under Letters to the Editor

During more than 30 years as a middle school counselor, one situation bothered me more than any other. I saw students sitting in the classroom unable to focus on learning because they were trying mentally to answer unanswerable questions concerning their biological parents. When children reach puberty, they think about what kind of adult they are going to become.They instinctively know they are part Mom and part Dad and they ...

Don’t ignore experts’ research

By Gillian Zaharians Miller

November 9, 2009

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Climate science is enormously complex, and irresponsible commentators like Patrick Buchanan (Oct. 17 Times column) hopelessly muddle the facts. Here are three red-flag arguments used by those who grossly misunderstand global warming or aim to mislead.1. Pointing to an unusually chilly season. Average temperatures must be examined over many thousands of years. Looking at only a year - or 10 - is like making investments based ...

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