Letters to the Editor Archives
DEVERSITY PRESENT AT MIRTHDAY, BUT NOT IN PAPER'S COVERAGE: I was pleased to see the Mirthday article pointing Out "variety and "diversity." However, I was extremely surprised not to see any mention of the six international booths.
READER COMFORTABLE WITH BELIEFS, NOT OFFENDED BY OPPOSING VIEWS: When I first saw the anti-abortion advertisement with The Current (April 20) I assumed that some outside organization put it there without The Current's knowledge.
EDITORIAL MISSED POINT OF FACULTY SURVEY: I would like to respond to your editorial about the Student Government Association in the April 27 issue.
ANTI-ABORTION ADVERTISEMENT OFFENDS READERS
NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT 'IMMORAL' POLTICKING: Mr. Peacock I am happy that you voted and I am sorry that the turn out was not to your satisfaction. Although this election reminded you of high school, your paper reminds me of just plain negativity.
EDITORIAL MISSED POINT OF FACULTY SURVEY: The editorial published last week misses the main point of the Faculty Council survey. The 1998 survey results are so much at odds with that of 1996 that a longitudinal comparison begs explanation.
THE CURRENT BIASED IN ELECTION COVERAGE: I happen to have seen the editorial in the April 20 edition concerning the campaigns of the candidates for last week's election, and was shocked by the overwhelming and heavy-handed bias unusual even for The Current. To denounce the Progressive Slate for dirty politics, while praising their opponents, who, by the way, started whatever nastiness was involved in this election, with their claim that if the Progressive Slate were elected, the student body would be screwed, shows the student body how slanted and distorted the viewpoint the person who wrote this article, and The Current who ran it, is toward the candidates for that election.
STUDENT CLEARS HER NAME FROM 'DEROGATORY' EDITORIAL LETTER: It is unfortunate that my name has been associated with a derogatory editorial printed in last week's Reader Response.
'69 NOVA WAS MISSED ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR UM-ST. LOUIS: The article titled "Speaking his 'Vernacular'" (April 13) forced me to think about missed opportunities.
CHANCELLOR, EDITORIAL, CARTOON WERE'HURTFUL' TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFERS AT UNIVERSITY: This is in response to your editorial of March 23 and the accompanying cartoon in the same issues concerning a new CBHE proposal with respect to community college articulation.
RECENT MOVES IN NURSING COLLEGE MET WITH 'SADNESS': Graduate students enrolled in the master's of nursing Adult Nurse Practitioner program learned this week that coordinator Dr. Linda Steele is to be replaced.
READER SENDS WRITER A SPIRITED RESPONSE TO COMMENTARY: Hey Bill Ruffles (rolfes). Why the hell are you representing us at the University?
SGA CANDIDATE UNHAPPY WITH CURRENT COVERAGE: I would like to commend The Current for the coverage of the Student Government Association elections in the last two issues.
CAREER TESTING AND COUNSELING AVAILABLE: Bill Rolfes' article, "Mapping the future" (March 16), was helpful in drawing student's attention to the importance of career choice.
ELECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: I am writing to commend The Current on doing a great job on covering all of the candidates running for student government (at least those who responded).
NEGATIVE COLUMN AND CARTOON CONFUSES STUDENT SENATOR: I am writing in response to Bill Rolfes' comments in the March 30 issue, "Questioning Validity of SGA Committees."
POOR POLL POSITION PORTENDS ILL FOR SGA: Once again, UM-St. Louis students need only to look to the Student Government Association for examples of violations of democratic principles.
PROFESSOR STRESSES THE VALIDITY OF PRO SPORTS ECONOMICS: In a recent commentary M. Ethel Myers questioned the academic content of a course entitled The Economics of Professional Sports.
STUDENT URGES EVERYONE TO TAKE SGA ELECTIONS SERIOUSLY: As a representative on the Student Government Association and a student senator on the University Senate for a number of years, I wholeheartedly agreed with last week's editorial "Guidelines for next SGA president."
UM-ST. LOUIS SHOULD BE PROUD OF CHANCELLOR: Recently I received in the mail a reprint of an article from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It was sent to graduates of UM-St. Louis by Kathy Osborn, vice chancellor for University Relations.
STUDENT URGES REPRESENTATION IN SGA ASSEMBLY: Do you want to make UM-St. Louis a better campus? Then, you can have a chance by becoming an elected representative in the Student Government Association assembly.
RESPONSE WAS OUT OF LINE:I want to commend M. Ethel Myers for her much-needed grievance concerning the insolent Professor J. Martin Rochester and his unacceptable comments toward the unimportance of "Queer History" as well as Mr. Bill Rolfes.
REFUTING PROFESSOR ROCHESTER'S COMMENTS: Bill brought forth questions many students worry about as they are completing their higher education - can I get a job? With the influx of youth out of school and into the dwindling job market, I believe Bill has a legitimate fear.
ADVISER CREDITS COACHES AND TEAM LEADERS: First off, I would like to thank both University Relations and -The Current- for continually reporting the results of the UM-St. Louis Forensics and Debate team.