Monthly Archives: March 2011

Flordia AG thinks civil rights must be earned

Smita Ghosh  One can imagine, in Florida, applying for admission to UF or to get into some of the State’s other hot spots. But “applying” for one’s civil rights is harder to envision.  Indeed, it’s hard to imagine the anxiety arising from an application process in which much more is at stake than your ability to “go gator.”…

Student Representation and Local Government

Yevgeny Shrago Residents of DC’s posh Georgetown neighborhood have succeeded in keeping most urban disturbances out of their little bubble: the Metro conveniently misses the neighborhood and they have successfully fought to close down any restaurants that made noise. But they still have one enemy ruining their idyll: the students of Georgetown University. As they can’t eliminate the university entirely,…

UN Resolution on Libya Awkward for U.S.

Marshall Thompson Last week the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously “in swift and decisive action” to refer Muammar Qadhafi’s violent suppression of Libyan protests to the International Criminal Court. As the French delegate put it, the Council’s action will ensure that crimes against humanity won’t go unpunished. It’s a hopeful day for the future of international human rights,…

Early Admissions Makes a Comeback at Harvard, Princeton

Jay Willis Harvard and Princeton made news this week when each school’s administrations announced a reinstating of an accelerated application process for incoming freshmen. Accelerated application programs can include binding early decision (ED) programs, like Columbia and Penn’s, which allow applicants to apply earlier in the application cycle on the conditions that they do not apply ED to any other…

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