letters

Some thoughts on liberal education and the current climate

Last November’s election was particularly polarizing. It revealed deep divisions and antagonisms in our culture inspiring everything from fear, panic, and disbelief to optimism and solidarity. I for one admit to having felt the impact both intellectually and emotionally. I’ve struggled, as I think many have, with the question of how to approach the deep divisions we face both reasonably and productively.

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Common Ground: A shared challenge, not shared beliefs

A thoughtful column by Claire Fisher, published in the Monday, Jan. 23 issue of the Lanthorn, responded to a dialogue held by the Hauenstein Center in partnership with the Division of Inclusion and Equity. This dialogue, “Race and the American Dream,” featured Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine and Jason Riley of The Wall Street Journal.

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Guest column: My first encounter with Trumpism at GVSU

The University Academic Senate was discussing Grand Valley State University's commitment to its own principles Friday, Dec. 2, those of equal opportunity and inclusion. In light of the recent election, should the senate issue some kind of statement? I wanted to make the point that, given Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants, women, Muslims and others, as well as the words and actions of his proposed cabinet and advisers, I think that...(I was then shouted down by apparent Trump supporters).

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Letter to the editor: The work ahead

Dear Editor, Thank you for the opportunity to offer some additional perspective on the Lanthorn’s Monday, Nov. 7 editorial on campus facilities, "Fighting for equal funding." I agree with the overall sentiment expressed in the editorial, namely that the university’s need for additional facilities is my priority, too.

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