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Letter to the editor: American ‘Useful Idiots’

April 20, 2017
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At a time when talk of Russian spies among us is on many lips, it was an interesting coincidence that documentary filmmaker Richard Wormser ’55 returned to campus last week to show his new film “American Reds,” a very partial history of the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA). I attended...

Letter to the editor: A response to ‘‘Black Lives Matter’–But does the movement?’

April 6, 2017
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To the editor: A piece was published in the March 31 issue of The Bucknellian titled “‘Black Lives Matter’–But does the movement?” The piece was written by Robert Naylor ’17, and warrants response. You start with a trigger warning, I respond with empathy and respect. We both share...

Letter to the editor: Remember where you were on March 8

March 30, 2017
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Dear Bucknell Students: I just want to thank those of you who turned out on March 8 for the Men’s Patriot League basketball finals. You made the atmosphere in Sojka electric! It was a scene that many of us who have followed Bison basketball for decades have come to expect, but sadly has been missing...

Letter to the editor: A response to ‘The Isolation of College Libertarians’

March 9, 2017
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To the editor: On Feb. 28, Tom Ciccotta ’17 got an article entitled “The Isolation of College Libertarians” relating to Bucknell published online in the Op-Ed section of The New York Times, and, since the Times does not publish responses to Op-Eds, I thought it pertinent to publish a response...

Letter to the editor: At Bucknell, the ‘marketplace of ideas’—not the administration—should be the arbiter of appropriate speech

March 2, 2017
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To the editor: The first sentence in the concluding paragraph of the Feb. 16 Bucknellian Editorial: Free speech cannot be conditional on political beliefs says “Universities are under the obligation of being spaces for free speech and intellectual discourse.” Unfortunately, recent developments on campus have led me to believe this is just...

Letter to the editor: Where is everyone?

February 23, 2017
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Dear Bucknellians: To those of us who are long time fans of Bucknell basketball, the absence of a rowdy student body in Sojka Pavilion is perplexing. In case you haven’t noticed, both your women’s and men’s teams are leading the Patriot League, each with only one loss and streaking towards...

Letter to the editor: Bucknell University Conservatives Club response to criticism of ‘factual feminist’

February 23, 2017
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To the editor: On Feb. 9, the Bucknell University Conservatives Club had the distinct privilege of cosponsoring an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, a distinguished feminist writer and critic. Our objective was to provide a forum for conservative and libertarian viewpoints on feminism, the...

Letter to the editor: The Hoff Sommers talk was short on facts

February 16, 2017
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To the editor: Last Thursday night I had the interesting experience of listening to Christina Hoff Sommers, brought to campus for an open lecture by the Bucknell University Conservatives Club. I appreciated the opportunity to hear directly from Professor Hoff Sommers; I’d read some of her work,...

Letter to the editor: We stand in solidarity

Letter to the editor: We stand in solidarity

November 17, 2016
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To the Editor: Many of us are deeply disturbed by the results of our recent national election, and profoundly concerned by the tacit approval and open support expressed by the president-elect of bigotries and oppressions that we have worked so long and hard to eradicate. While we struggle to understand the...

Letter to the editor: Bucknell Arts Council

November 17, 2016
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To the editor: The Bucknell Arts Council, on behalf of the campus arts centers and departments, stands in solidarity with our students and colleagues in working towards an inclusive community. Our stages, studios, rehearsal halls, galleries, and classrooms offer creative spaces committed to communication,...

Letter to the editor: Overreaction

November 17, 2016
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To the Editor: Since the results of the 2016 presidential election, I have been told too many times that I am overreacting. I have been told that in every election one candidate must prevail and that I should try to accept this outcome with hope for the future. However, I refuse to be complacent and...

Letter to the Editor: Voting for your future

November 3, 2016
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To the Editor, There is not a lot that unites us politically right now, except that roughly half of Americans are going to wake up Nov. 9 with an incumbent president they won’t be able to stand. I hope I will not be included in said group. Therefore, I know precisely what I’m going to be doing...

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