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A recent opinion piece by Reid Scott described the Green New Deal as something that has “really ambitious and, in reality, impossible goals for the country.” This argument is flawed and poorly researched. If anything, the Green New Deal is not ambitious enough and proposes entirely possible goals for the United States.
I am at a loss to know what to do with certain thoughts and feelings following the mid-term elections.
I am writing to respond to the frequent claim made by conservative-Republicans that Democrats in the Congress and in the liberal part of the news media support "RECKLESS SPENDING" by the federal government on programs that help people.
I seem to find myself in the minority in today's national Democratic Party.
In the United States, whether in the outpouring of support or the critiquing of that support for Paris, the tragedy there has quickly become a tool of political and social agendas. Seeing as how there were also two separate terrorist attacks in Beirut, Lebanon and Baghdad, Iraq, why were those locations not mentioned to the same degree? This was due to some kind of racism, to Western-only sympathy, then quickly adapted for presidential candidates’ newest method of bigotry.
The Eastern Michigan University Collections Department is currently practicing a policy that creates an unnecessary hardship to students who are forced to file for Federal Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Federal Chapter 7 bankruptcy entitles citizens who are experiencing a dire financial condition to seek relief from creditors who threaten court action upon them to collect a debt that has not been paid. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is intended to give citizens a “fresh start” financially. The EMU Collections Department is not allowing this “fresh start” to occur because their policy is to flagrantly violate Federal bankruptcy laws by not discharging debt claimed during the bankruptcy process.
I would like to respond to the boycott article in the Thursday, April 3 Eastern Echo. As a long time university supervisor (hire date 1989), I have been responsible for placing the early childhood education student teachers throughout the area of southeastern Michigan, from Howell to Monroe and from Troy to Downriver and all parts in between. Each semester, I place from 18 to 48 students depending on the enrollment. This winter semester has proven to be the most difficult.
Dear Eastern Echo,
When I came across the announcement in Eastern Michigan University’s web portal of the upcoming Genocide Awareness Project, I was expecting to read about an event that would draw our attention to acts of violence against groups based on religion, race and ethnicity. Instead, I was shocked to find the student organization behind the exhibit was comparing genocide to abortion.
Editor’s note: More than 500 copies of this open letter, bearing original unique Eastern Michigan University faculty, staff and student signatures, were received by The Eastern Echo on April 10.
By EMU alumnus Michael Marotta
I decided to contact The Echo because of a rather offensive comment in the graduation edition. I was reading the Restaurant Guide and when I reached the review for Dalat, a Vietnamese restaurant downtown, one line jumped out at me:
The recent publication of Jason Promo’s Sept. 27 comic illustrating several characters dressed in hoods, a tree with a noose, and one character saying to the other, “Honey, this is the tree where we met” horrified me. It is not just unbearably offensive, but incomprehensible to me that something like this would even make it into print.
I would like to clarify statements made in Pet Stores, Puppy Mills Cause Bad Behavior (7 April). The animals who come through PETA’s doors — not counting the thousands we sterilize at our low-cost clinics and return to their guardians — are only a tiny fraction of the estimated 6 million to 8 million homeless dogs and cats who enter shelters every year. By the time these animals come to PETA, they are often beyond hope. Unlike “no-kill” shelters, we never turn away an animal in need, no matter how sick, elderly, or feral they are or how horrific their injuries. We don’t want these animals to suffer one second longer than they have to.
Eastern Michigan University’s Dean of the College of Education, Vernon Polite (1949-2010), will be remembered as a scholar, mentor and activist – particularly for his groundbreaking work on the education of African American males. While Polite had many accomplishments before and during his time at EMU, the ones that had the most powerful impact on me, and I believe on many others, were the summits he organized: the first was on “The State of the African-American Male in Michigan,” the second was on African-American women.
To Whom It May Concern,
What attributes of a university does every incoming freshman look for when choosing a college to attend?
Dear Mr. Hendricks,