Letter to the Editor: Concerning the 60+ Audit Program

Michael Kirschner

August 22, 2013

My wife and I are local retirees who learned about and took advantage of FAU’s wonderful 60+ Audit program last year.  For those unfamiliar with it, this program allows residents over 60 to audit selected FAU courses—if there is room—at no charge.  We do not seek or receive any credit, but the idea for us is just the sheer enjoyment of a cl...

Letter to the Editor: “Regarding FAU Students for Justice in Palestine Statement”

Liz Jackson

August 13, 2013

Dear Editor, Thank you for publishing “What is the administration trying to keep you from hearing?” I am shocked and dismayed at FAU's violation of these students First Amendment rights. Unfortunately, intimidation of Palestine solidarity organizers is not limited to FAU, but is a national trend. Civil rights groups nationwide are conc...

Letter to the Editor: “Confusion and disappointment over human rights activists being disciplined at Florida Atlantic University”

Hal Smith

August 13, 2013

The following letter was sent to FAU President Dennis Crudele, then forwarded to the University Press by it's author. [divider type="thin"] Dear Florida Atlantic University President Dennis J. Crudele, Today I was surprised to read in the University Press about the university's decision to severely discipline five university students who part...

Letter to the Editor: “FAU Students for Justice in Palestine Statement”

Nadine Aly, Noor Fawzy, and Renata Glebocki

August 11, 2013

“What is the administration trying to keep you from hearing?” by Nadine Aly, Noor Fawzy, and Renata Glebocki In April of this year, Israeli Col. Bentzi Gruber spoke at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). His speech was propaganda, touting the ethics of the Israeli military. He offered a defense of his own actions in Operation Cast Lead, an Israel...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

February 22, 2013

Dear Editor, I wanted to share a message that I sent to Dr. Saunders regarding the naming rights agreement with GEO Group for the football stadium. Thanks for your consideration: Dear Dr. Saunders, As a student in the FAU MBA Sport Management program from January 2010 to August 2011, I eagerly followed the progress of the new football stadium...

Letter To The Editor

January 23, 2013

Dear Editor, I just wanted to offer you the email I just sent to Professor Tracy: Professor Tracy: I am an FAU Alumni and I took a communications course that looked at film critically, including the President Kennedy assassination. As a writer, I support free speech, critical thinking, and skepticism. I believe encouraging the development of...

Letter to the Editor

Jeffrey Morton

December 4, 2012

Fortunately for all, the armed gunman who robbed a FAU student and set off a campus-wide security crisis on November 29 did not harm anyone. The next time, we may not be so fortunate. College campus shootings across the nation have caused irreparable harm to victims, universities, and communities. Text messages and automatic telephone calls went...

Op-ED: Rachel Corrie

Elana Kashti and Noor Fawzy

September 11, 2012

By:  Elana Kashti Israel Coalition on Campus Grinspoon, Intern Florida Atlantic University   In recent months many have speculated about the tragic and accidental death of a 23-year-old woman from Olympia, Wash. named Rachel Corrie on March 16, 2003. Ten years after the fatal accident, many ask if justice was served, or if Corrie w...

Letter to the Editor

Boris Bastidas and Jaclyn Broudy

April 14, 2012

What a week! It was just another day at FAU when we found out that the President of the United States would be visiting our University to talk about the economy. From that point on, the excitement about the event drove students into a frenzy. Hundreds of students rushed for days trying to obtain tickets through a lottery process, while others hunted...

Letters to the Editor: Obama Edition

Jeffrey Arnold, Eric Lupo, and Noor Fawzy

April 12, 2012

Instead of More Politics From President Obama, We Need Jobs President Obama will be on campus Tuesday to talk about the economy and more specifically to make the case for the so-called 'Buffet Rule,' which is a tax increase on high income earners and small businesses. I guess I'm a bit confused about the whole situation. If he's visiting c...

Commentary: OwlTV station manager tweets nearly nude photo of FAU student without her permission

Mariam Aldhahi

February 20, 2012

Two administrators talked for two hours Monday morning about the mostly nude photo of a student — and talk is all they did. Terry Mena, associate dean of students, and Michael Gaede, director of student media, knew the picture would be a problem only after the subject of the photo claimed that OwlTV Station Manager AJ Jordat violated her privacy. The 20-year-old fe...

Letter to the editor

Amy Milin

October 28, 2011

From Amy Milin Received 10/27/11 Dear editor, FAU is currently one of two state universities in Florida that do not protect sexual orientation in its anti-discrimination policy. This may, however, change in the near future. On November 16, a final vote will be presented to the board of trustees. As an FAU student and an author of the proposed...