The 2008 presidential election has been over for months, but former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers is still causing controversy. Boston College’s decision to rescind its invitation to Ayers to speak at an event titled ‘The State of Democracy in America’ shows that BC is more concerned about its own image rather than the academic interest of its students.
Americans are still simmering about AIG’s misuse of bailout funds to give out employee bonuses, but when it comes to the bailed-out auto industry, the public may have reason to put down their pitchforks. President Barack Obama’s new tough-minded approach to dealing with the auto industry represents unprecedented government intervention in the private sector, but is the right way to make sure taxpayer money is being put to good use.
We, the three-headed dachshund that is ThingFight, are afraid of almost everyone. Authority figures, people handing out Honest Tea, friends motioning to give us high-fives . . . you name it, we are afraid of it.
On behalf of WTBU, we were happy to see the coverage of Boston University’s annual Dance Marathon on the front page of The Daily Free Press’s website this morning.
The options presented to Boston University students for this year’s Student Union elections are slim, even if the candidates are younger than usual. This year’s Union has disappointed by failing to enact policies that really matter to BU students with any sort of promptness or timeline, and students deserve a wide range of choices to reverse this course.