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Editorial: Campaign to increase police patrol has flaws

January 25, 2012


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Across Tulane's campus, the "It's Not Enough" campaign is questioning why the Tulane University Police Department is not doing more to protect students off campus. The campaign calls for Tulane President Scott Cowen to address the safety concerns of students and has resulted in a petition demanding mo...

Letter to the Editor: Professors’ attendance rules are fair

January 25, 2012


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Dear editor, In Tad Walters' column, "Loyola resembles high school in several ways," I only found one point that I agreed with. This point is that the freshman visitation rights are stupid. In this aspect, I thoroughly agree with him. Freshmen should not have restricted visitation because there is ...

Column: Ron Paul exemplifies Catholic values

Column: Ron Paul exemplifies Catholic values

Walter Block

January 25, 2012


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For whom should Catholics vote in the Republican primary? Who should they support this November? If this community stands by its principles, there is an overwhelming case for favoring Congressman Ron Paul. Anti-abortion Dr. Paul has delivered 4,000 babies. Early in his medical career, he was shocked a...

Column: College life generates sports fans

Column: College life generates sports fans

Kylee McIntyre

January 25, 2012


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A year ago when I started attending Loyola, I came to a realization: college has a funny way of making football fans out of people who'd never really come near a sport in their entire lives. I came here with a couple of people from my high school — think the artsy kinds of kids who got picked la...

Column: Studying abroad elucidates American culture

Column: Studying abroad elucidates American culture

Chad Landrum

January 25, 2012


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"Distance makes the heart grow fonder," some wise old poet once said. And, while this usually refers to being away from a loved one, in my time studying abroad I have come to realize this also applies to the love I have for my mother country the good ol' U.S. of A. Being abroad made me realize just how much ...

Column: US lags in HIV awareness

Column: US lags in HIV awareness

allison derrick In My Opinion

January 18, 2012


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Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the world today. Botswana, where I spent last semester, suffers from a staggeringly high rate of infection; United States Agency for International Development estimates that roughly 25 percent of Batswana are infected. That is one in four people and could be anyon...

Column: Tenure plays a crucial role at Loyola

Column: Tenure plays a crucial role at Loyola

Alice V. Clark on the record

January 18, 2012


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It has become popular in some circles to argue against the practice of tenure in today's world. Tenure was originally instituted to protect the academic freedom of faculty members whose teaching and/or scholarship was controversial, who were therefore at risk of being fired for their beliefs alone. It...

Editorial: University response to threat raises questions

January 18, 2012


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News of the bomb threat made last semester has raised much concern around campus. Perhaps more controversial, however, is the lack of information given to members of the Loyola community about the incident. It took nearly a month for students and faculty to hear of the threat to shoot five professor...

Letters to the Editor: Barefoot living can improve medical health

January 18, 2012


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Dear editor, As the author of "The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes," I was thrilled to read Leslie Gamboni's article. Barefoot running and barefoot living is definitely a growing trend, and I see this as a positive development. Most people assume that shoes are protective and good ...

Column: Austrian economics can mesh with Catholicism

Column: Austrian economics can mesh with Catholicism

edward seyler Op/Ed: Opinions of Ed

January 18, 2012


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Some members of the Loyola community perceive that a Catholic institution should not have an Austrian economics master's program because such a program would frustrate the university's obligation to propagate Catholic social teaching. I perceive, however, that outside of the economics faculty and a ...

Letters to the Editor: Student finds boundaries ambiguous

December 6, 2011


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Dear editor, As a queer here at Loyola, I appreciated Marie Tupper's letter to the editor, "Take caution when choosing biblical quotes." She pointed out many aspects of sexuality that I have never considered. For example, why is marriage necessary? Apparently, "by nature, men and women together propaga...

Editorial: Student Health requires more staff and resources

December 6, 2011


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Before they graduate, most Loyola students will pass through Student Health, whether it be for a simple cough or a more serious condition. Situated conveniently, the health clinic provides a number of quality services that not only help keep students healthy, but also ensure students are receiving th...

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