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Sexual assualt education program needed at NYU

Sexual assualt education program needed at NYU

August 24, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Sexual assault on college campuses is nothing new. However, the issue has only recently dominated national news, making conversation unavoidable. Fueled by years of ignored pleas for help and rejected appeals for justice, sentiments on college campuses have evolved from hushed frustration to resounding anger. To preserve image, American universities have been quietly complicit in the ... Read more »

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

May 1, 2014
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The proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was blocked in the Senate yesterday. The 54-42 vote came in spite of much public support for the legislation. As is too common for Congress, biting partisanship superseded the responsibility to serve the American people. Attempts at compromise... Read more »

Careless reporting misconstrues ‘I, Too, Am NYU’ editorial

Careless reporting misconstrues ‘I, Too, Am NYU’ editorial

April 30, 2014
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The controversy that has surrounded last week’s editorial is the product of a misunderstanding that was fueled by careless and inaccurate reporting. With a series of inappropriate Facebook comments and an inflammatory article posted on NYU Local, it became clear how quickly individuals are prepared to assume the worst rather than think critically about dissenting opinions. In response... Read more »

Bratton right choice for improving NYPD’s image

Bratton right choice for improving NYPD’s image

April 29, 2014
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The New York City Police Department debuted the hashtag #myNYPD on Twitter last week as the start of a public relations campaign meant to develop a sense of community and confidence in the city’s law enforcement. Almost immediately, thousands of Twitter users took the opportunity to post pictures of... Read more »

Student protest deepens Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Student protest deepens Israeli-Palestinian conflict

April 28, 2014
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The fake eviction notices that were distributed in the Lafayette and Palladium residence halls last week were designed to promote active dialogue about human rights concerns in Palestine. Yet the press coverage from this past weekend shows that they did little to “draw attention to the reality that... Read more »

‘I, Too, Am NYU’ should expand to include allies

‘I, Too, Am NYU’ should expand to include allies

April 23, 2014
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The social justice campaign “I, Too, Am NYU,” which has so far portrayed the challenges of over 150 students of color through images, recently received a great deal of attention. Using the previous Harvard and Oxford University projects for inspiration, the pictures feature students holding boards ... Read more »

Inmates deserve ethical treatment in execution

Inmates deserve ethical treatment in execution

April 22, 2014
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The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed two executions on Monday in response to the growing controversy regarding various states’ intentional concealment of execution methods. Despite a ruling by an Oklahoma district court judge in March that found the secrecy laws unconstitutional and the citing of a deat... Read more »

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

Columbine anniversary should inspire revisitation of gun laws

April 21, 2014
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On April 20, 1999, the mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado shocked the nation and ignited a fierce debate about the Second Amendment that has raged in Congress and state legislatures ever since. Fifteen years after two armed students took 13 lives and then their own, this country continues... Read more »

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

NYPD rhetoric on Muslim surveillance must be met by policy change

April 17, 2014
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The New York City Police Department dropped its surveillance program that placed undercover detectives in Muslim neighborhoods on April 15. Formerly called the Demographics Unit, the Zone Assessment Unit has been a secret weapon in the NYPD’s counterterrorism efforts since 2003. The program’s exi... Read more »

Pay inequity hurts female college graduates

Pay inequity hurts female college graduates

April 16, 2014
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The recent defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act has revived the national debate about the gender gap. Despite the Democrats’ push, the legislation fell six votes short of passing in the Senate. In a recent memorandum, the GOP called the PFA a “desperate political ploy” that lacked “real solutions.” Republicans also questione... Read more »

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

E-cigarette commercials for children must stop

April 15, 2014
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A new study by the Democratic members of Congress has demonstrated what many in the public health community feared about e-cigarettes: companies are now actively marketing to children and teenagers. E-cigarette companies are heavily promoting the new devices to teen non-smokers by introducing fruit fla... Read more »

New York City arts education under siege

New York City arts education under siege

April 14, 2014
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The Office of the New York City Comptroller recently released a report detailing the inadequacy of arts education provided for students living in the five boroughs. The State of the Arts report included shockingly low figures for the presence of art rooms, partnerships with arts organizations and f... Read more »

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