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In defense of Esterlit

Braden argues in his piece that since David served in the IDF, he is not fit for office at the University. This broad and sweeping generalization and rejection of all that the Israeli military accomplishes and stands for is tantamount to a call for its abolition.


Our need for a students’ speaker series

Together, the diversity and brilliance to be found in our student body represent an untapped resource of knowledge and understanding the University can no longer afford to leave unrecognized.


A response to "The absence of allies"

Instead of speaking to the necessity and urgency of the event, Sippy’s condemnation does little more than to reaffirm the extreme belief that the event shouldn’t have happened in the first place or was inherently anti-Semitic.


Maternal mortality: how do we rank? And why?

Tammy Murphy’s crusade to improve maternal outcomes is urgently needed. Yet, misleading characterizations about the magnitude of the maternal mortality crisis, however big or small, can hamper that urgency. 


A condemnation of Finkelstein’s conduct from members of AJP

Conversations about Palestinian rights far too often become centered on unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism. While this event was perverted by Finkelstein’s genuinely anti-Semitic and offensive remark, which we condemn without reservation, we are at the same time dismayed that his comments have made this necessary condemnation the focus of the event’s aftermath. 


Letter from Whig-Clio student leaders regarding the visit of Amy Wax

Decisions regarding the re-invitation of Wax are and have always been out of our hands. We condemn the idea that we owe professional courtesy to a white supremacist. However, given both the Trustees’ absolute control over Whig-Clio’s budget decisions and the ephemerality of student leadership relative to the Trustees’ long-lasting tenures, a disinvitation from us would be futile.


Stop and think before you celebrate the new Woodrow Wilson marker

Tomorrow the University will unveil a new marker on campus about Woodrow Wilson called “Double Sights.” In the meantime, inside the school that bears Wilson’s name, students are waiting for the administration to fulfill its commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is not a time to celebrate; when viewed in the proper context, the marker emerges as a monument to the University’s moral failure in dealing with Wilson’s legacy and should be seen accordingly.  


What is a belief?

 We cling tight to the innocence of our beliefs because we think they make us who we are.


Media

Film -- The Humanism in "Her"

By: Barbara ZhanThe premise of “Her” is that a lonely man named Theodore, played in an extraordinarily nuanced performance by Joaquin Phoenix, falls ... Read More