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Letter to the Editor - page 4

The meaning of intergenerational equality: The impressive resilience, growth and impact of Swarthmore’s endowment

To the editor, As an alum and an independent school finance officer, I read with great interest Peter Collings’ two op-ed pieces and Suzanne Welsh’s response on Swarthmore’s endowment spending. They have raised interesting questions about the meaning of intergenerational “equity,” but they have not hit the nail squarely on its head. Intergenerational equity is… Keep Reading

In defense of introductory courses

To the editor:  Your recent editorial about co-taught introductory courses (“Bias 101”, March 20, 2014) suggests that professors from one academic sub-discipline bias introductory courses by emphasizing the doctrine or methodology of that sub-discipline at the expense of alternative perspectives. While some professors certainly do privilege their own subfields, many are also excellent at providing… Keep Reading

Macroeconomic illiteracy

In his February 24th article, “A critique of the Federal Reserve System,” Eric Yao provides some seriously disturbing, frankly catastrophic, prescriptions for central banking in the United States. In his critique, Yao channels century-old Austrian economic theories that are unfortunately still espoused by a conservative minority. While it is hardly a point of contention that… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor/Opinions

Rape-related graffiti article concerning

We are glad that the Phoenix covered the rape-related graffiti found in the lodge basements. However, we are concerned about the nature of its coverage. Firstly, a “trigger warning” should have been added, rather than starting the article with the words “Rape dungeon.” Secondly, we are disappointed that a good portion of the article seemed… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor

I am frustrated and saddened at the level of disrespect the Swarthmore community showed alum Robert Zoellick ’75, resulting in his withdrawing from speaking at Commencement. To my mind, the issue at stake here has nothing to do with Zoellick’s politics. Whether or not he had anything to do with starting the Iraq war, whether… Keep Reading

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