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Why the NYC Mosque debate is misguided

August 26, 2010

By Eric Soble Opinions Editor It is popular in parts of the media concerned with commentating and editorializing to claim that a debate produces “more heat than light,” or to assert that the mainstream dialogue is “fruitless.” The planned building of an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zer...

France moves to ban the burqa

May 27, 2010

By Chris Giglio Contributing Writer As French lawmakers move to enact further bans on the burqa—an article of clothing many Muslim women wear—they should consider what they are really trying to solve. Burqas were banned from public schools in 2004, and in January of this year, a government-appoi...

Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2010

An extraordinary opportunity lies before us. This summer, the University bookstore will move downtown to a new location on Market Street. The move will open up 12,000 square feet for which the student body must act decisively to claim its sovereign right. Among the University's few structural weaknesses...


April 14, 2010

College students can be incredibly creative when it comes to finding ways to save money. Take the students who use Bostwick Marketplace's "Take-Out" program as an example. The program allows students to substitute one of their meals inside the cafeteria for a to-go meal. Students are given two plastic...

Obama needs stronger human rights policies

April 12, 2010

On Jan. 22, 2009, President Barack Obama carried out his promise to end torture and human rights abuse by issuing an executive order to shut down Guantanamo Bay and the military tribunals overseeing affairs.  The implications of this order are far-reaching and will change the United States' legal...

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