Category: Letters

Letter to the Editor: Preserving the past

To the Editor: During a recent visit to campus, I was walking around marveling at all the construction. It’s exciting to see how the College continues to expand while keeping…

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Letter to the Editor: Engaging with diversity

To the Editor: In light of recent national critiques suggesting a lack of intellectual diversity at the College, it is worth noting that the College does offer courses that promote…

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Letter to the Editor: Moose College?

To the Editor: I read in The New York Times on Sunday that Amherst is considering changing its mascot from the Lord Jeffs to a moose. This is reportedly because…

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Letter to the Editor: On censorship

To the Editor: Olivia Goodheart [’18] and Marissa Levin Shapiro [’18] write, “Students already encounter anti-feminism every day at the College, and no matter your opinion on free speech, uncomfortable…

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Letter to the Editor: In pursuit of intellectual diversity

To the Editor: The controversy involving Suzanne Venker brought to mind a relatively old (1991) quote from a well-known liberal attorney, author and professor named Alan Dershowicz, who was so…

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Letter to the Editor: Creating a safe space

You claim that “[T]he College should not allow speech that challenges fundamental human rights and devalues people based on identity markers, like being a woman.” Well said! Consider a modest…

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Letter to the Editor: The importance of gratitude

To the Editor: A popular young professor wrote 60 letters of recommendation last fall. Guess how many students thanked him? Zero. This bewilders me. It bewildered but did not sour…

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Letter to the Editor: On Ensler

About Eve Ensler at the ’62 Center: Eve Ensler made it clear. It takes love to be great. To shape an insightful social critique, you have to care. You have…

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Letter to the Editor: Just eat your food

To the Editor:  Last week’s article, “Exploring food waste,” written by Michael Ding ’18, explains the premise and take-home messages of my new favorite documentary, Just Eat It!: A Food…

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Letter to the Editor: Calling for accuracy

To the Editor: This is not the first criticism of fact-checking at the Record, but it is a necessary one. After playing such a prominent role in the College Council…

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