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Letter: Polite's impact felt across EMU

(04/07/10 8:03pm)

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.

Letter: Animals that reach PETA 'often beyond hope'

(04/18/10 5:28pm)

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 to 8 million homeless dogs and cats who enter shelters every year.