This is in response to Ebuni N. Mosleys letter Jackson cartoon was degrading (SN 1/26). I have to begin by saying that Mosley completely missed the point of Justin Bilickis cartoon in last Wednesdays paper. Bilickis cartoon in no way depicts black people in a negative manner.
I was recently disturbed by Ebuni N. Mosleys letter, Jackson cartoon was degrading (SN 1/26). What you fail to realize is Bilickis cartoons poke fun at those in the political spotlight, regardless of race or ethnic background. Your letter illustrates a growing problem in America.
The Residence Halls Association has been leading the fight to have peepholes implemented into the residence halls for over ten years. I personally have been involved in many intense discussions and debates concerning the battle for peepholes the last two years - last year as an Akers Hall representative, and this year as the Asian Pacific American Student Organization representative for RHA. We have spent countless long, hard hours working with the Department of Residence Life, University Housing, the administration, Michigan State and East Lansing police departments and many other groups and institutions to get where we are today - to ensure that peepholes could be installed in all of the residence halls. The State News must stop sensationalizing its stories.
President Bushs plan to allow faith-based programs to be federally funded opens the door to discrimination against a variety of religious groups.On Monday, Bush signed two executive orders establishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
I would like to quickly address the issue that was raised with regards to RHAs lack of effort on the issue of peepholes (Safe living, SN 1/24). First, I would like to begin by stating a few facts. One, the resolution that RHA passed supporting peepholes was passed unanimously in fall of 1999.
The addition of new Integrative Studies in Arts & Humanities classes is long overdue at MSU.Undergraduate students are required to take two IAH courses unless they are enrolled in the Honors College, James Madison or placed out of the requirement.
This is in response to two letters that have been printed in The State News last week: Christ deserves day off like MLK (SN 1/22) and Christs beliefs not felt by all (SN 1/23). The first letter, by Eric Bjornstad, argued that our university should recognize Jesus Christ as a public servant in a way similar to the events that took place on Martin Luther King Jr.