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Hunter Campbell
Senior Writer


Let Alfie Evans fight

I fundamentally disagree that the hospital is in any position to decide whether a little boy who is fighting for his life should be allowed to continue his fight, or whether he must accept death as inevitable. 

The problem with room draw proxies

As we enter room draw and draw times are released, many will find that their draw time(s) are at inconvenient hours, specifically from 9 a.m. through 7 p.m. on weekdays. During these hours, most students will either be in lecture, lab, precept, or another prior commitment, creating a high likelihood of conflict. Many students feel forced to get proxies to cover for them during their draw time, which can be inconvenient and stressful. This nuisance can be prevented through simple policy changes. 

Don’t be afraid to cancel class

The University needs to be more willing to cancel classes in the event of inclement weather. Waiting until the weather is so bad that it is dangerous to navigate campus poses a great risk to the safety of students and faculty alike. The University’s Emergency Management website tells students to stay indoors during a winter storm, but we cannot do that if it means missing mandatory classes, nor should we need to choose between attending non-mandatory lectures and our safety.

Is our campus really safe?

Harvard, Yale, Penn, Brown, and Cornell—the other schools in the Ivy League which possess their own campus police—have already made the choice to give their sworn officers handguns and effectively defend their campuses.

Powell ’17 to Appear on ABC's "Shark Tank"

Brooks Powell ’17 will appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Sunday, pitching several products by his company Thrive+. The main product of Thrive+, “After-Alcohol Aid,” which Powell developed as an undergraduate at the University, has two key benefits: it reduces short-term alcohol withdrawal and assists the liver in processing alcohol. Ultimately, it reduces alcohol’s negative next-day side effects.

Arthur Liman Fellows Announced

The University program in Law And Public Affairs has chosen five undergraduate students, Kabbas Azhar ’18, Joy Dartey ’18, Steven Gomez ’19, Alice Mar-Abe ’18, and Jessica Quinter ’18 as the 2017 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law.

News & Notes: U.S. Court of Appeals rules student-athletes not employees

The 7th U.S circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against several former student athletes, claiming that they deserved to be financially compensated for their participation in their college’s athletic program.  The court ruled in favor of a February 2016 case where the student athletes’ claims were dismissed.