Letter to the editor: What’s the point of a zero on a late assignment?

Letter to the Editor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

We all know the saying “better late than never” so why then do some teachers believe it’s better not to accept late work whatsoever? Being a student, I completely understand the trials and tribulations one encounters on a daily basis. That being said, sometimes students are just unable to complete... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Hillary is bad for America

Letter to the Editor: Hillary is bad for America

Letter to the Editor
September 27, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

I believe Hillary Clinton is bad news for America, and I’ll briefly tell you why in this short letter. Hillary promises free college, but free college would cost taxpayers $350 billion over 10 years and increase our national debt. That is the same scam as Obamacare.  Hillary would give the federal... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Forgiveness sets us free and gives us peace”

September 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

This letter is a response to your article of September 14 on the topic, “Forgiveness sets us free and gives us peace.” We discussed your article here on campus, at the Speech Language Pathology Clinic, where I regularly attend the group therapy sessions of a University of Toledo-sponsored support... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The promise of a Trump presidency

August 23, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

I am a UT alumnus; as recently as 2003 I was a Master’s-level student majoring in Counseling Psychology. In 2000 I graduated Magna cum Laude with a degree in Psychology from one of the nation’s best Psychology departments, UT’s. I am addressing current UT students about a candidate to the Presidency... Read more »

Nieszczur: Why UT shouldn’t encourage fueling up on “empty calorie foods”

Kerri Knippen, Guest Columnist
April 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Last week UT students and faculty members received an advertisement via email that included some mixed messages about stress, focus and health. The advertisement came from the University of Toledo Barnes and Noble Bookstore. You may remember seeing this ad, which is pictured here. The heading for the... Read more »

Decrease the gender pay gap

Jennifer Thurau, Guest Columnist
April 13, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Dear Editor: Many think getting a college education is the key to closing the wage gap, but it is not. In fact, the wage gap actually widens as women pursue jobs requiring higher education. That is why Equal Pay Day, celebrated on April 12 this year, is important as it brings to light many economic... Read more »

Trump planting seeds of an all-against-all civil war

Ricardo Oscar Martinez, UT Alumnus
April 6, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Dear Mr. Abayateye, As a UT alumnus, I want to thank you for your article, “Don’t spread hate, spread love”: you did hit the mark about what Trump’s message is all about. So I want to make a few more points about it. Trump is not acting alone; there are foreign interests, related to re-emerging... Read more »

Acknowledging our mistakes

Amanda Pitrof, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Admitting mistakes is always a hard thing to do. It’s awkward, extremely uncomfortable and usually comes about because someone else was affected. It happens to the best of us, and even to journalists at The Independent Collegian. Our story last week, “Job search struggles,” affected those in the... Read more »

Career Services helps students and alumni prepare for and launch their careers

Shelly Drouillard, Director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services
January 20, 2016
Filed under Letters, Opinion

We editors at the IC requested this letter to the editor from Career Services, as one of our stories last week caused some distress in that department. The story in question is no longer available online. We did not intend to report any information we feel could misrepresent any person or institution. Students... Read more »

Letter: Let’s raise the smoking age to 21

Brittney Thames
November 18, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

The fact that the percent of adult smokers who begin smoking around age 18 is close to 90 percent should raise some policymakers’ eyebrows. Also taken into consideration is the average cessation age for those who start smoking at a young age is 33 years for males and 37 years for females. That means... Read more »

Letter: An unapologetic call for peace

Kristin Leuchtag
November 11, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Several days ago I was told by a good friend that he was warned not to come near me. That I was dangerous, aggressive, conniving and that I would inadvertently stab him. I don’t know the person telling him this. They don’t know me. We’ve never seen each other. The only thing they knew about me... Read more »

Letter to the editor: Creating your own internship opportunity

Joan McLachlan
September 9, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

More and more employers today want, or even expect, college grads to have had one or more internships during their college career. If internships are not a formal part of your college or university curriculum, you will need to find them on your own. And this means knowing not only where to look but how... Read more »

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