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SVSU made a great decision in hiring Jim Collins as the new football coach. Athletic Director Mike Watson must have an excellent eye, as Collins will join another superb Watson hire in Frankie Smith of the men's basketball program. Collins comes from Division III Capital University in Ohio, where he transformed an average squad into a divisional powerhouse that won 45 games over the past five years. »
Someone killed the Chicago Manual of Style. Considered one of the "big three" style guides for academic and scholarly writing, Chicago is rarely seen on campus, while MLA and APA loom disproportionately over the student body. Why is that? »
I have no complaint with the Vanguard's coverage of events leading up to the recent contract agreed to by the University and its Support Staff. It is unclear whether your opinion piece of December 3, 2007, regarded unions in general or the Support Staff Association in particular. Speaking generally, I must point out that unions everywhere are doing their very best to hold onto the middle class vanishing from this country. The quality of life that so many of you and your families have enjoyed for decades is owed in great part to unions. Unions have done more than negotiate salaries. They have set high standards for humane, clean and safe working conditions. Unions have brought equity and due process to employment. Unionists have risked their lives and their livelihoods for the opportunity to have a say in their work lives. If nothing else, you can thank unions for weekends. »
SVSU needs a centralized testing center so students can take make-up exams under academically fair conditions. As it is, make-ups are proctored haphazardly across departments with various levels of faculty supervision and awareness and university oversight. »
Feminism is basically the other F word.
And I'm not sure why.
Some readers saw the word "feminism" in this article's headline and cringed, fearing someone would catch them reading it. »