Letters to Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An Open Letter to Robert Brown and the Presidents of all Area Colleges and Universities

Dear President Brown: The death of Michael Brown is only one of the latest in a long line of killings of unarmed black men by vigilantes and police officers. In many cases, police officers and private citizens who have shot and killed black men have been investigated, but rarely has justice been served by their conviction when convicted prison sentences […]

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LETTER: Ensuring People Make the Right Decisions

This letter is a response to “Manipulate Me: The Booming Business in Behavioral Finance,” published by Bloomberg.com, and  can be found at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-07/manipulate-me-the-booming-business-in-behavioral-finance.html. Behavioral economics has opened a new world as the field answers some interesting questions on how people make decisions. We are bombarded by an incredible amount of information every day, and yet we still find people are not […]

LETTER: A Reexamination of Rape Culture: How I Became 1 in 4

What does it mean to be the victim of rape or sexual assault? It seems like a simple question, but in fact, it is not simple at all. The problem isn’t the question itself, but the range of answers we get when we ask it. Was I raped? It seems strange that something as horrifying and traumatizing as rape doesn’t […]

LETTER: Insurance companies adjust coverage to methadone clinics

In the April 27 edition of The Daily Press, an article about opiate addiction treatment in Massachusetts (“Addicted to Profits: Insurance companies adjust coverage of methadone clinics”) contained a number of misleading statements and negative speculation about for-profit programs in general, and the Habit OPCO network specifically. Habit OPCO has a long history of providing quality care to the people […]

LETTER: Financial aid for international students

Some students might think applying for financial aid is easy because all they need to do is choose a right program and fill out a piece of paper. But this process is certainly much more complicated for international graduate students. Last week, I received an email from COM Director of Student Services Bill Taylor reminding us about the approaching deadlines […]

Letter to the editor

As an avid reader of The Daily Free Press, I look forward to the crossword puzzles, enjoy articles written by friends and find humor in some of the ridiculous police reports. Yet, as a student-athlete, the main attraction for me every week is the sports section. I love reading sports columnists’ opinions, especially Patrick McKay’s column, “Foul Shots.” After almost […]

LETTER: Response to Teach for America editorial

As an alum of both Boston University College of Communication 2003 and Teach For America D.C. 2004, Thursday’s editorial “To Teach For America or Not to Teach For America” caught my eye. The piece critiques the program that led me to a career in education — one that started at COM, carried me to sixty 1st graders in D.C., then […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The International Monetary Fund

While approving assistance to Ukraine last week, Senate Democrats tried and failed to include an agreement to changes in the International Monetary Fund. Adding unrelated “riders” to legislation is not always the best practice, but in this instance it reflects the United States’ embarrassing inability to agree to these crucial reforms. The IMF promotes international cooperation on economic issues and […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An alumnus’ plea to save BU Wrestling

I am writing this letter to thank The Daily Free Press and the student body for their support of the wrestling program in our time of need, and also to outline why we need your continued support. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the university’s administration to mount a compelling defense of their decision to discontinue the wrestling program on […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recommendations made to achieve green goals in Boston

LETTER TO THE EDITOR:  Green goals in Boston   As a Boston University student, it was commonplace for me to see recycling bins alongside trash bins around campus. To my surprise, this is not the case around the rest of Boston, as only 18 percent of the city’s waste ends up recycled. This is not even close to the standards […]