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...

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...

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...

Letter to the editor: Why can’t I use the Rec?

Zachary Rasey
April 15, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

This letter is to notify your enterprise about the misallocation of money, in the manner of fees, towards endeavors not in the best interest of student wellness. More personally, I recently went to the Student Recreation Center to work on enhancing my own personal health and was told that I had to pay...

Letter: Hands off Venezuela, no to sanctions

Derek Ide and Robbie Abdelhoq
April 1, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

One year ago a small cabal of Venezuelan students on campus decided they would slander the legitimate government of Venezuela. They draped a banner in the Student Union that read: “S.O.S. Venezuela.” Blood dripped from the words, implying that the government had drowned the “opposition” (confined...

Letter: Venezuela benefits from sanctions

Valentina Diaz Trejo
March 25, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Sanctions taken by the US government against the Venezuelan government brought back the hope that thousands of Venezuelans had lost over the past years. Those sanctions are against those who have committed violations over the rights of the Venezuelan citizens. There has been evidence that shows how the...

Letter: You should go to the International Dinner

Shagufta Sami, IC Columnist
March 18, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

The International Student Association invites all students, staff and faculty to the 39th-annual International Dinner gala on March 21 in the Student Union Auditorium at 7 p.m. The great thing about college is that everybody is different. Each individual creates a diversity that exposes you to cultures...

Letter: UTDivest

Students for Justice in Palestine
March 5, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

We at #UTDivest have overcome much adversity in bringing our divestment resolution to the student body. Though our movement has been misrepresented and slandered as aggressive and discriminatory, we simply are here to promote ethical investments by the University of Toledo. As students, we have a right...

Letter: ‘Truth-Telling Weekend’ in Ferguson

Carla J. Pattin
March 4, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

As a graduate student in Theory and Social Foundations Program, I want to invite all UT students, faculty, and staff to “Truth Telling Weekend” in Ferguson and downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The dates are March 13-15, 2015. My classmates and I encourage our UT family to use this alternative spring...

Letter: The new hiring plan will lead to excess work for lecturers

Linda Rouillard
February 4, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

To the editor: I wish to add to the comments I made to the IC last week ("UT Plans for Loss of about 100 Professors"). While I appreciate some characteristics of Provost Barrett's hiring plan, I remain concerned about other aspects, namely the consequences of potentially replacing too many tenure-track...

Letter: The university should review policies after terrorism

Douglas Oliver
January 14, 2015
Filed under Letters, Opinion

Many in USA and Europe are mourning the deaths of the French cartoonists who were assassinated by radical Isalmists. The cartoonist's offenses were creating cartoons that offended the assassin's Islamic sensibilities. Both American and French citizens and institutions reacted by affirming the necessity...

Letter: Transgender Day of Remembrance for support and solidarity

Letter: Transgender Day of Remembrance for support and solidarity

Jack Alferio
November 19, 2014
Filed under Letters, Opinion

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a day set aside to remember transgender individuals who were murdered throughout the year. The people being remembered were murdered because of their status as a transgender person. Being a transgender individual is just now coming into the mainstream world,...

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