Opinion

Student-professor conflict lacks transparency

In response to Dan Lawton’s criticism of a ‘left-leaning’ faculty (“A Vast Disparity,” ODE, 6/1/09), Tim Gleason, dean of the University’s School of Journalism and Communication, assures us that those criticisms “were … fully investigated and appropriate action was taken.” Question: In that neither Lawton nor Gleason identified the professors …

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Opinion

Think before running, appointing

In the past two weeks two student senators resigned their positions without ever really starting their jobs. The ASUO president is now constitutionally obligated to appoint replacements to the two seats­ – one representing graduate and law students and one on the Athletics and Contracts Finance Committee ­­­- a reminder …

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Opinion

A spectrum of ideas

Patrick Finney During a 2005 debate, former Bush legal adviser John Yoo was asked: “If the president deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, is there a law that can stop him?”  Yoo’s answer: “No treaty,” and depending on the president’s …

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Opinion

Silver lining in higher tuition

Now that the tuition increase for fall term has been finalized, most stakeholders seem to agree that things could have turned out worse. Higher education funding in difficult economic times is a delicate balance between continuing to provide a quality education and pricing students out of college, the former and current ASUO presidents said.

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Opinion

Fusion voting step in right direction

Before the Oregon Legislature ended its session at the end of last month, it passed an electoral reform bill that will only help make our state a little more democratic.

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Opinion

Even today, Schultz is still True Blue

Anyone concerned about the so-called everyday students’ access to the needlessly insular world of student government could look to ASUO Sen. Nick Schultz as a potential champion for opening up campus politics to students who haven’t been involved since they came through IntroDUCKtion.

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Letters to the Editor

America’s treatment of Jackson unfair

At 5 years old, Michael Jackson was immediately the leader and star of the Jackson 5. His father was very severe with his kids, especially with his most talented one. He forced Michael to practice every day for a dozen hours, beat him up when he was tired or made mistakes, and banned him from playing with other kids.

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Opinion

A summer break from political strife?

It’s not that summer is actually a restful time in campus politics. There are just fewer newspapers published, inexperienced students still figuring out their jobs and alliances, a dip in political theatrics.

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Opinion

Lariviere must learn from history

This week Richard Lariviere will begin his new job as the University’s 22nd president. It’s a prestigious occupation in this state, with attendant monuments all over campus to prove it: former Presidents Johnson, Carson, Campbell, Erb and Straub all have buildings named after them.

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Letters to the Editor

Society should encourage religious thought

I am visiting your university from out of state. I enjoyed the thought-provoking guest commentary, “Beware of Godless Liberals” (ODE, 6/22/09). I have a few questions. In a country without crime or any other problems, how long should we expect people to live? Let’s say about 80 years.

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House should pass wilderness protection bill

Last week, Rep. Peter DeFazio introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would protect one of the most rugged and wild areas left in the Oregon Coast Range. This bill would create a wilderness area for the Devil’s Staircase, an area of 30,000 acres near Reedsport.

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Beware of Godless liberals

I’m deeply concerned about the direction this country is going in. Extreme far-left-wing nuts are trying to transform our great Christian nation into a European-style secular socialist welfare state filled with godless vegans, cyclists and gardeners. I picked up former Duck and current Pitzer College sociology professor Phil Zuckerman’s book “Society without God,” thinking it was about his time spent in Eugene.

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Opinion

How the ASUO should spend its summer

Summer term is a quiet time in the ASUO. Two of the three branches of student government are not functioning at normal levels. There are currently only two justices on the Constitution Court, and there is no Senate to fill the vacancies. Summer Senate committee does not have the power to confirm executive appointments or pass resolutions, and barely controls enough money to fund a single issue of Ethos magazine.

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Opinion

Reflecting, moving forward

In the last year, the nation has witnessed the print newspaper, considered by many a staple of democracy, fizzle to a dying ember. There is much talk about the future of the newspaper and where the industry is headed, and as anyone with an Internet connection can now become a “citizen journalist,” many fear for the integrity of the craft.

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Cheney guilty of war crimes

Dick Cheney is a war criminal. The lie nurtured by corporate media that torture “kept us safe” won’t mask Cheney’s criminality no matter how many Sunday news shows he parades around on. Besides, he failed us on 9/11. Torture is a war crime. It is explicitly stated in the U.

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Jemmali lacks balanced, unbiased argument; concern for all civilians in conflict necessary

Mohamed S. Jemmali’s letter to the Daily Emerald on Jan. 12 (“Approach freedom of speech with care”) is a classic case of Orwellian logic. In “Animal Farm,” all animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others. According to Jemmali, freedom of speech is guaranteed to everybody, but only if he approves of what those people are saying.

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EditorialsOpinion

Editorial: Legalized Marijuana

A lot of people have been getting pretty self-righteous since the Eugene police started cleaning up on the nasty old marijuana smokers, especially since some of them were among the “hippies” we defended last week. A lot of people keep saying “see, see, nasty, nasty.” We say: Baloney.

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Some Questions For. Mr. Frye

The Emerald editorial board has a number of questions about the decision of Lane County District Attorney William Frye to subpoena four editors of this newspaper to find out about drug use on campus.

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