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University needs to listen closely to students’ concerns, make changes

January 25
Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to the article published in Tuesday’s edition: “Students and staff share thoughts on campus improvements.”Dear Editor:I  really like that attention is being brought to the student body about some of these issues because, to be quite frank, it seems i...

Penn State coach’s legacy dies along with him

By Lauren Leone
January 23
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Listening to the feeble whispers of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno in his first interview since his firing — and the last before his death — does not change my opinion of the man who could have done more to stop Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant coach who now faces more than 50 crimin...

Climbing economic ladder in America is deteriorating into an impossible dream

January 18
Filed under Opinion

 Elisabeth ReichertProfessor of Social WorkThe common American belief that one individual can improve his or her economic status is deteriorating into the impossible dream.A recent article in The New York Times discussed how Americans now enjoy less economic mobility than peers in Canada and much of...

Anti-piracy bills should be revised to protect constitutional rights

January 18
Filed under Opinion

Our WordTwo controversial anti-piracy bills under review by Congress do not adequately address the issue of online piracy without infringing on our constitutional rights to free expression on the Internet.Both bills, the House of Representative’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Senate’s Protect IP...

You can’t save face by censoring others

By Leah Stover
December 14
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When I took over as editor of the Daily Egyptian in the summer of 2011, I could not have imagined the First Amendment lessons that lay ahead – the university’s stonewalling DE reporters, its refusal to turn over the memo detailing the new media access “policy,” the strike called by tenured p...

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