Letter to the editor : Bart Merkle encourages civil debate

Alas, there is a vitriolic tenor that has engulfed our society these days. Presidential year politics and world events have fueled partisan tones that are extremely adversarial and often hateful related to many issues, including: immigration, guns, abortion, race, police shootings, terrorism, religion, sexual assault, health care, inequality, climate change, gay marriage, affirmative action, education and freedom of expression, just to name a few. At the outset of the semester, I feel compelled to acknowledge this negative ambiance and to encourage all of us to rise above it.

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Breaking down the Fall Breather

This has reference to the front page article titled, “Taking a break,” in the October 15 issue of The Lanthorn where Dean Antczak requests faculty to, “plan to give no reading, no assignments, no homework for the weekend before the drop deadline (Oct.

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