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October 23, 2016   |   Ithaca, NY


Letter to the Editor: Nov. 5 editorial deemed “exclusive”


Upon first glance, I was somewhat misled by the headlines inviting the community to “write to IC Board of Trustees” in the 5 November 2015 edition of The Ithacan. It initially impressed me to see an impartial suggestion to enlighten the Board of Trustees on all aspects of the issues intended to aid them in making an informed decision. After taking a closer look and reading the piece, though, I was surprised to see that was not the case. The students here at IC, no doubt, have serious concerns and I applaud their self-advocacy. However while the student editors have the prerogative to explicitly share their own opinion(s) in their publication, it does not seem right to solicit one-sided input from their readers. Written by a subscriber, this would be understandable; coming from the editors themselves, it just seems … exclusive.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Haase
Administrative Assistant
Philosophy and Religion Department
Rothschild Place 140