President Barack Obama has had a rough week, culminating in the withdrawal of two potential Cabinet members because of their respective tax problems. Pundits and analysts have been calling this the roughest start to a presidency since William Henry Harrison, who ended up dying in office a few weeks after his inauguration.
Letters to Editor
While the impending closure of the Sargent Center for Outdoor Education is a shame, it falls short of tragedy. I have been to the SCOE five times since arriving at Boston University as a freshman in 1998.
Upon hearing Boston University’s plan to close the Sargent Center for Outdoor Education, I asked, ‘why’. The decision surprised me; the answer to my question didn’t. It’s the economy.
Yesterday’s editorial (‘A Call for Peace,’ Jan. 15) does not seem to focus on discussing peace and avoids many realities on the ground. Since the conclusion of the Six Day War in 1967, Israel has offered numerous opportunities for the Palestinians to exchange land to be used as a country for peace.
In the course of discussing political events across the globe, it is easy to lose sight of the human element involved in all military and political struggles. Therefore, it is no surprise that in a letter to the Daily Free Press yesterday (‘Israel must end its brutality,’ Jan. 14) Hassan Awaisi ignored the fact that for years, Israelis have lived in fear of rockets ripping apart their homes and causing chaos and death.
Gaza: A recurring nightmare is haunting the inhabitants of this crammed, impoverished strip of land. For too long, the Palestinian people have suffered under the heel of a brutal oppressor that boasts one of the world’s most technologically advanced and well-funded militaries.
Recently, medical students began circulating a petition to express, as the letter states, their ‘outrage at the brutal Israeli attacks and subsequent humanitarian disaster that is occurring in Gaza.’ This petition maintains that Israel is crushing the nearby Palestinians and causing a human rights crisis.
I am writing this letter to request that the members of the BU sports marketing department give an apology to two groups of very talented Boston University students: the Boston University Dance Team and the Terrier cheerleaders.
What an apt title for Christopher Santarelli’s column (‘A City Upon a Hill No More,’ Dec. 1, p. 5). The United States will certainly never claim this Winthropian title again if we pursue the kind of foreign policy Santarelli proposes.
Christopher Santarelli started his column (‘A city upon a hill no more,’ Dec. 1, p.6) by saying how angry he is after the recent Mumbai terrorist attacks.