Letters to Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to DFP’s Israel Week article from 3/5

I first would like to thank the entire Daily Free Press staff for taking the time to write the article entitled, “Students host awareness weeks to address Middle East conflict.” This week, Boston University Students for Israel (BUSI) held its annual “Israel Peace Week” on campus. Similarly, Israel clubs at universities around the country partake in this initiative to support […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boston 2024: Athletes May Win, but Commuters and Residents Will Lose

How long should it take to drive 13 miles? Thirty minutes, maybe less? Sure, if you live in New Hampshire. But if you’re talking about Boston’s bumper-to-bumper, mind-numbing traffic congestion during rush hour, the time spent commuting is closer to two hours. And that’s just on any given business day. Commute times will easily skyrocket if the city’s 2024 Olympic […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Animal Testing On the Rise

I was shocked to read that the number of animals used in experiments have sky rocketed in recent years, mainly due to massive increases in the use of genetically engineering mice, despite claims to the contrary espoused by both the government and experimenters (“Animal use in research on the rise despite government data, study finds” 3/3.) In recent experiments at Boston University, experimenters mimicked IED explosions […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In response to DFP’s Feb. 17 story regarding BU fossil fuel divestment

Thank you for your interesting report. Millions of us in America profoundly disagree. In fact, as opposed to divestment, we’d love to give a big hug and some medals to the great men and women around our country that bring us one of nature or God’s greatest gifts, namely fossil fuels. Fossil fuels have brought more dignified lives and wealth […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Path to Fossil Fuel Divestment for Universities

Should university endowments divest from fossil fuels? A public discussion of this question has included some university presidents issuing statements that they would not, that investments should not be used for “political action.” Many universities hold large endowments that have significant positions in fossil fuel companies and/or funds that hold fossil fuel assets. Universities consume fossil fuels in most aspects of campus operations. But universities also support most of the research that […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Response to DFP’s Feb. 6 Editorial

I agree we need strong new net neutrality rules (Bet on Net Neutrality, Feb. 6), but they should be enacted by Congress, not the FCC. The FCC regulations you favor face several difficulties. For one, the FCC’s plan to classify the Internet as a Title II service isn’t likely to survive court challenge. The FCC has always argued against this Title II […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Melodic inspiration in the blizzard

With the snow falling in sheets and driven by a blizzard force wind outside, it was an incredible experience to transport oneself from inside BU’s Hillel house to the Negev desert. Yet that is just what happened the evening of Jan. 26 as hardy music lovers attended Max Stern’s “Inspiration in the Desert.” Szu Ning Tai skillfully challenged the strings […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Response to DFP’s Jan. 28 Editorial

Thank you members of the editorial board. You expressed some interesting ideas. I respond with respect. I think you are profoundly wrong about our Constitution and medical system. I have read and learned much about our American values and the Constitution itself and have been a physician for decades. I think your views reflect the culture war we are having — a […]

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Letter to the Editor: In Response to DFP’s Question 1 Endorsement

In Monday’s The Daily Free Press, my fellow students and I were encouraged to vote yes on Question 1 or to “skip the question altogether.” Voting yes or not voting at all are reckless ideas. We came to Massachusetts to go to school here, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be good stewards of our community. We have a responsibility […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Note on Voting

As the saying goes, if you don’t vote, you can’t complain. Today it seems American voters jump at every chance to exercise their right to free speech while forgoing their place in the decision making process. To be fair, voting is not a process especially friendly to those with jobs, children, lack of experience, multi-state residency, demanding college courses or […]

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