The Sundial

Bookstore advertisements condescendingly goofy

Guest Columnist

February 22, 2005

A phrase as simple as "Wrong book: them, right book: us" seems to be an almost primitive tactic in the world of marketing. But it is apparently enough to sway even the most business-minded student into purchasing a provocatively overpriced book. Walking into the bookstore, students can see Efollett...

Bloggers become new watchdogs in the media

Guest Columnist

February 21, 2005

E ason Jordan's resignation from CNN has seemed to make many people aware of a new revolution that's taking place. And much like Gil Scott Heron predicted in the 1970s, this revolution will not be televised, and it will not be brought to you by corporate sponsors. Instead, this revolution, against th...

Churchill: The new American provocateur

Guest Columnist

February 17, 2005

Recently, Dr. Ward Churchill has been getting a lot of media attention for his book "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens." The section of the text garnering the most negative press is Churchill's analysis of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, in which he compares workers killed in the World Trade...

Free speech becomes partisan game for academia

Guest Columnist

February 17, 2005

Academic freedom, rightly understood, is necessary for the function of a university. As investigators, professors must be able to question claims made by conventional wisdom in order to determine the truths behind those claims. They must be free to ask questions without fear of retaliation. Thi...

Women’s ‘obligations’ expose shortsightedness, sexism

Guest Columnist

February 17, 2005

A friend once told me he didn't think women were entitled to equal rights. "The feminist movement is inconsistent," he said. "On the one hand, they demand the right to vote, equal pay, and equal opportunity in the work place. On the other hand, they don't want the same obligations as men." Specifical...

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