A “safe space” does not have to bear the name for it to be one — it is what the space does for its community that matters.
It is not conducive to intellectual discourse to capitalize on the term “trigger warning” and demand them in every instance of public discussion of sensitive issues.
Rape is not a product of short skirts or too much alcohol — it is a product of toxic masculinity, entitlement and a misunderstanding of sex and consent. More jail time will not solve these deep-rooted, dangerous attitudes about sexual violence.
Though arguments against voting for third parties have persisted throughout many recent elections, voters — and organizations representing voters — should not be cut off from expressing viewpoints either for or against these arguments.
It is crucial that members of the campus community support each other during this time, and that the college prioritize love, support and comfort in the face of violence and despair.
A policy like this that targets alcohol paraphernalia does nothing to protect students against the dangers of drinking. This rule against having alcohol paraphernalia in a dorm room is misdirected in trying to promote safe drinking, and will neither motivate more students to be cautious about drinking nor deter them from drinking.
It is further imperative for committee members and the board of trustees to listen to the critiques put forth by former constituents of the candidates.
It is no longer enough for a small handful of professors — such as those in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity and professors of color — to be the only ones teaching students about social change and injustice in the classroom.
Continuing to make decisions that have a direct impact on educational opportunities with little student input paints the picture of a college that cares little about its students’ holistic learning.