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Open Letter: Africana studies, philosophy essential to university mission

February 2
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A preview of this letter appeared in our print edition on Feb. 2nd, 2017. Dear President Glassman: We, the undersigned members of the Women’s Studies program at Eastern, protest in the strongest terms possible any proposal to eliminate major programs in Africana studies and philosophy at Easte... Read more »

Column:

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Sace Elder, and Nora Pat Small
November 17
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Two days ago chalking of “DEPORT,” “BUILD THE WALL,” and “LOVE TRUMP’S WALL,” etc., appeared on sidewalks across campus, edits to the chalking of “LOVE TRUMPS HATE,” “GAY AND SCARED,” and “#NOTMYPRESIDENT,” that appeared last week in response to Donald Trump’s election as... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Commit to paper, thought

Leonidas Miller
September 9
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Dear Editor: Alex Bonnott did well to point out that "going paperless has its downsides, too." Being totally paperless makes possible that I do "not even have to leave my bed," because I have "no need to go to class at all." What kind of education is happening when the students and their teacher fail... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Don’t begrudgingly vote Clinton

Jonathan M. Williams
September 9
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Throughout this campaign, we have all heard many reasons why we should not elect Donald Trump as our next president. Although, despite the intense anxiety the word “Trump” generates, the feeling on campus appears to be that students will hold their noses and choose Hillary Clinton as the lesser... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Good fences make good neighbors

September 1
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Said Nigel Farage recently: “I would not vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me to.” On June 23, 2016, the voters of Great Britain declared independence from the European Union. Rule Britannia! Nigel Farage helped voters to understand the issues. The Brits no longer wished to be under—yes,... Read more »

Letter: Suspending bylaws does not help

Jack Cruikshank, Senior political science major
April 18
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I would like someone to explain to me how organizations on campus are allowed to vote to suspend their bylaws to correct an infraction the organization itself has inevitably just committed. In my time at Eastern, I have seen numerous organizations partake in this undemocratic process in order to avoid... Read more »

Letter: Illinois is not properly represented

Leonidas H. Miller, Mattoon Resident
April 11
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Dear editor, With our billions in debt, Illinois is in trouble. Previous years have had troubles. This year the troubles have reached a heavier drama. Such troubles bring some to blame the governor and others the speaker of the house. It is seldom if ever we look at the problem as a constitutional,... Read more »

Letter: Reach out to your state legislators

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, Assistant Professor of History
April 5
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I was one of the contingent of EIU folks who traveled to Chicago on Friday for the Day of Action. As someone who prepares preservice secondary social studies teachers, I found the day to be a real-life lesson in civic engagement. One Twitter account used the phrase, “This is what democracy looks... Read more »

Letter: Find other businesses to support in the area

Jim Laughlin, Charleston Resident
March 31
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EIU Students and Staff, Two adages pertinent to our local scene are that politics makes strange bedfellows and that money talks. The bedfellows in Charleston are, of course, Gov. Rauner and our present State Rep. Reggie Phillips, who has some successful businesses supported by the citizens of Charleston. It... Read more »

Letter: Open letter to students in research conference

Jeannie Ludlow, Faculty Laureate
March 28
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Dear students, I am sorry to miss the important showcase of your work on April 1 (noon to 3:20 p.m., Grand Ballroom). I want to be there to celebrate with you. Instead, I’m going to Chicago—again—to stand with educators, students and families from around the state, to protest our politicians’... Read more »

Letter: Choose the right leader

Jonathan M. Williams, Political Science Graduate Student
March 23
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Dear editor and fellow students, This week we will be making the very important decisions as to who will lead our student body. The key race in this election is for executive vice president, of which the outcome could heavily influence the direction of our Student Senate. As a former student... Read more »

Letter: Illinois denied resources to help improve lives in state

Charles Delman, Professor of Mathematics
March 11
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*This letter originally was printed in the Wednesday March 9 edition of The Daily Eastern News  To the editor, Illinois is not broke. The people of Illinois have simply been denied the resources to improve their lives. Whereas Illinois is the 13th wealthiest state in the U.S., it is 47th ... Read more »

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