An open letter to Dean Leavitt from a class of ‘77 alum

­Dear Dean Leavitt, I am writing to you to express my deep disappointment with actions taken by you with regards to extending Psi Upsilon’s provisional status until 2013. My son, Sam, was just initiated on Oct. 31, 2011 to Psi …→

Letter to the Editor: professor defends students right to write

This letter was written in response to last week’s letter to the editor by Professor Jeffrey Corbin. To the editors: While I am delighted to see faculty interact with students on the pages of Concordiensis, I am surprised to see …→

Letter to the Editor: Golub’s response to previous Concordy coverage

After reading the article that appeared in the Feb. 9 edition of the Concordiensis entitled “Price Chopper Protests,” I must address the misrepresentations and assumptions made by journalist Nicholas Brenn. When Brenn and I spoke prior to his writing the …→

Union faculty speak out against female stereotypes

It is currently National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and March 1 marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. Both are intended to raise people’s awareness about important issues regarding women in our society. In this spirit, we offer the following …→

Letter to the Editor: Is that really how I want to impress a guy?

I am writing a response to the article “HOW TO: Impress a guy you want,” published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Concordiensis, instructing the heterosexual female student body on how to get their “guy.” I am torn on …→

Letter to the Editor: Decriminalization offers a better alternative to legalization

“Why is the legalization of drugs still a controversial issue?” by Jonathan Parent in the Feb. 16 issue of the Concordiensis asserts criminalization of drugs can no longer be justified. I agree. While the history of drug criminalization shows good …→

Letter to the Trustees: Psi Upsilon asks to be reinstated

The following is a letter from Psi Upsilon to the Board of Trustees following Dean Stephen Leavitt’s decision to extend their provisional status for another year. Members of Union’s Board of Trustees; let us first begin by thanking each of …→

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Diversity awareness at Union

The Jan. 17 ‘Simply Izzy’ blog written by Isabelle Edwards ‘15, “Good Intentions; Bad Outcomes,” and the Jan. 20 Daily Gazette article by Justin Mason, “MLK menu offends some at Union College,” misrepresented the focus of the Martin Luther King …→

Greetings from Benitez

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jason Benitez and I am Union’s new Director of Multicultural Affairs. I am excited at the opportunities and possibilities that Union has to offer and I am looking forward to working …→

Letter to the Editor: The importance of Union College Greek life

When Union College’s administration looks at their yearly statistics and finds that the transfer rate for rising sophomores and juniors is significantly higher than years previous, it is possible that they will be the only ones surprised. One need only …→