Do we need another committee?
As you?ve probably already heard, the administration has once again gone committee-happy. By creating the new committee to review the university policy on controversial speakers, sparked by three such speakers last semester, University President Jared Cohon has created little more than a time-sink for the committee members and a diversion that will keep our community focused merely on symptoms of ...Forum | September 26, 2005
Breakthroughs in medical technology could give critically wounded soldiers crucial extra time to be moved into surgery. A chance for medics to move them off the battlefields and to a place where they can receive proper treatment instead of facing the nearly impossible task of performing transfusions and CPR in the line of fire. These soldiers, and other victims of circumstances in which medical he...Forum | September 19, 2005
Pa. state legislators bend constitution for pay raise
If there?s one thing more bothersome than living in a state whose lawmakers give themselves a hefty pay raise, it?s knowing that the underhanded politicians did it like real criminals ? in the middle of the night.Forum | September 19, 2005
Taser use reveals the shocking truth
The next time a peaceful public demonstration gets out of hand in Pittsburgh, don?t be surprised if the police don?t know what to do.
The Pittsburgh City Police has no policies guiding its officers? behavior during crowd or riot control. Such an oversight is surprising, considering the level of political activism this city has experienced in recent years and especially considering the infamous Hi...Forum | September 12, 2005
There is no doubt that Hurricane Katrina was a great tragedy. The loss of life, land, and spirit should not be taken lightly. However, Katrina and her aftermath were not the only important, life-changing events to happen in the last two weeks.
For the families of the thousand Iraqis who were trampled or drowned to death on a bridge as a result of a bomb scare, Katrina was not even on the radar....Forum | September 12, 2005