Letters to Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Statement by Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine Regarding “Victims of Terrorism” Vigil

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Statement by Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine Regarding “Victims of Terrorism” Vigil

Letters to the Editor do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. We, students, alumni and, community members at Boston University, condemn Boston University Students for Israel (BUSI) and Hillel’s event “Vigil for Victims of Terrorism” and call on Boston University administration to take strong measures to address the […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Sept. 22 Editorial

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Sept. 22 Editorial

Thank you for your well-written and thoughtful op-ed. You say you need to draw the line on discrimination. But your line is itself highly discriminatory. You discriminate profoundly against the core American value of Liberty. In our private spaces, like our homes, clubs and businesses, we have the natural right of liberty. We can choose to hang out with whomever […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Openness, nuance needed in conversations on race

In the past year alone, the inconvenient matter of race has made itself an unavoidable topic of discussion in our country. These issues are uncomfortable for all of us, and, yet, the events we now witness with regularity in our nation tell us that we can no longer circumvent the problems of difference with strategies of silence. I regret that […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Open Letter: How BU fails sexual assault victims

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Open Letter: How BU fails sexual assault victims

To my fellow Terriers: This is probably going to sound familiar. College administrations’ mishandling of rape and sexual assault cases is old news by now, but the sentiment I’ve heard from many of the students at this school is: “Not here. Not on my campus.” I wish that were true. I wish I could say that the Boston University administration […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to Keuler’s “Divestment — well-intended but ineffective”

Andrew, thank you so much for your very well written editorial, but I fundamentally disagree. Divestment is a crucial step BU must take — as should every other major institution with an endowment — and is ineffective when privileged institutions like our own put our short-term concerns higher on our list of priorities than our long-term concerns. If the Board […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to DFP’s welfare reform story

Dear Editor, I was disheartened yesterday to read the article in the Free Press about welfare reform and Massachusetts’ alleged poor showing in a state-by-state comparison. Was your writer aware that the source of the report, the Heartland Institute, is a conservative and libertarian think tank that has also published reports attacking climate science and the medical implications of second-hand […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to DFP’s March 30 Editorial

In an editorial March 30, 2015, “Mental Illness Stigma Still Up in the Air,” editors directed the term “stigma.” Your words are too facile. You intend to speak about prejudice and discrimination, instead you employ both. Why you direct a “stigma” ought interest you. It does me. The simple answer to why you do is, as with earlier examples, you […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to “Israel Peace Week”

We, Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine (BUSJP), take issue with multiple claims made in an op-ed from BU Students for Israel (BUSI) regarding your article on “Israel Peace Week” and our own group’s nature. Firstly, BUSI claims “Israel Peace Week” (IPW) is not political. In reality, IPW is a nationwide pro-Israel response to the global “Israel Apartheid Week,” […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Regarding gays marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Regarding the controversy surrounding homosexuals marching in the St. Patrick’s Day parade: In a way, weren’t we here a couple thousand years ago? The ancient and primitive Greeks and Romans crassly valued homosexual relations. But eventually the people wised up and realized that was a mistake (e.g., Plato condemned homosexual activity), and homosexual activity was again logically deemed unethical and […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why we chose to walkout and why BU students should know

The Daily Free Press did a great job covering the events of Israel “Peace” Week and Israeli Apartheid Week. However, I think there were a few very important things that were left out. As mentioned in the article “Students host awareness weeks to address Middle East conflict,” BU Students for Israel (BUSI) hosted a presentation on Arabs in the IDF […]

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