Letters to Editor

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 […]

LETTER: On Obamacare

I voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because he promised to sign a universal health care law. This aligned with my ambitions to become a doctor who treats patients based on their medical need, not their ability to pay. Finally, the time had come for us to fix our inequitable system and offer our citizens the human right to health. […]

LETTER: On Robin Thicke at Agganis

Dear Boston University Administration, On Tuesday, March 4, Robin Thicke will be performing on Boston University’s campus at Agganis Arena. Such a popular artist is certain to accrue a lot of publicity for BU, which is likely an enormous economic incentive. However, Thicke’s current celebrity status is not due only to the buzz surrounding his music, but also his misogyny. […]

LETTER: Roe v. Wade anniversary

To the editor, Jan. 22 marked exactly 41 years since Roe v. Wade made legal abortion the law of the land. Yet, politicians across the country continue to chip away at access to abortion. This concerted effort by politicians whose goal is to eliminate all access to safe and legal abortion is unacceptable. My generation simply won’t stand for it. According […]

LETTER: Humanism at Boston University

To the Editors: In your feature on Marsh Chapel [“A Ministry of Hospitality”, Nov. 15] published before Thanksgiving, the DFP quoted Rev. Langsdorf as saying: “Students are at a place where they’re okay to say … I’m not sure if any religion is absolutely correct — but there are all of these options for me to explore right in front […]

LETTER: Really worth it?

Varun Jain scored a perfect score on the SAT when he was only 14 years old. Jacob Rice has been putting shoes on underprivileged members of his community since age 10 through a non-profit he started. But you probably haven’t heard of them. Allison Riddle spends her days teaching 5th graders math, science, literature and other life skills. When her […]

LETTER: The fears of ‘catching’ suicide

I was in a conversation with a peer when I asked them, “Well, do you think that asking people if they are suicidal will make them suicidal?” that I discovered that the conversation on suicide had yet to begin. I think of it this way: if I was to stop you in the middle of our conversation and say, “Well, […]

LETTER: Renaming the Lu Lingzi Scholarship Fund

In the past year and a half, 12 BU students have died. Monday, April 9, 2012. A graduate student was found dead at her home in an apparent suicide. Friday, April 20, 2012. A graduate student was fatally shot near his Allston apartment. Saturday, May 12, 2012. Three undergraduate students studying abroad were killed in a van crash in New […]