Each and every point made by Senator Palpatine, including the personal attacks, we have made in person. In dining halls, we laugh off “SMD is crazy,” but over email, we trip over ourselves to suspend people for violating the Fundamental Standard.
Only a few things can stop this campus in its tracks, stopping each and every one of us, busy and stressed in our own unique way, if for only a few moments.
Let’s talk for a moment about the pushback — or lack thereof — against Mr. Limbaugh from prominent Republicans.
I know that the Senate meets regularly and works very hard to discuss important issues that affect all of us. But neither I nor my fellow freshmen know what any of these issues are.
Which is why it came as a great disappointment to me that Mr. Christie rejected the State Assembly’s bipartisan bill legalizing gay marriage on Friday, calling for a statewide referendum on the issue. The veto itself was a disappointment, if predictable. But his call for a referendum was a surprising display of cowardice from a man I have grown to expect far more from.
It’s such a shame, really, that this is the state of freshman-year humanities at one of the world’s top-ranked humanities schools. Because whether we like IHUM or not, the humanities should play some role in every college student’s education, no matter what you want to do or who you want to be.
This week marks two years since the tragic car-accident death of Brendan Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke and a student video assistant for the Miami University (Ohio) hockey team. Brendan also happened to be gay.