As faculty members in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, we believe that no student at Auburn University, or at any educational institution, should encounter language or practices that devalue their personhood or humanity. While the recent article focuses on one particular faculty member, the problems highlighted are present throughout the Auburn University community.
As too many Auburn students know, sexual assault is a prevalent threat on campus, and the subsequent trauma from an assault can ruin families, lives and futures. SGA’s newest initiative, a fundraising campaign to train and certify a team of six sexual assault nurse examiners, is an absolutely positive development for Auburn.
The First Amendment was specifically written to protect political speech, without which a self-governing people cannot make well-informed judgments. Our best hope of advancing public knowledge in a university depends on dispassionate advocacy supported by evidence, which allows investigation and dialogue.
Instead of fossil fuels, we should switch to clean, renewable energy, such as solar and wind power — with storage. Other states in the southeast are taking positive steps. I am unaware of similar actions in Alabama. We need discussion, planning and action without delay.
Up until now, most of the journalistic and public discussion has been focused on the logo change itself, but in focusing too strictly on the slight design difference between the two logos, we lose sight of the bigger problem
As political voices continually trade jabs and soundbites on social media, in-person debates such as the Great Debate, are essential to having a thoughtful and involved public.
Universities should not place their student athletes on payroll; however, the fact that the NCAA forbids players from receiving endorsements and profiting off their own names and likenesses is not only unfair — it’s offensive.
I decided to come to Auburn from a small, rural high school for many reasons, but mainly because of the stories I heard from older friends about their experiences of finding their passions and leadership potential through campus involvement. I was also drawn by the beautiful, walkable campus and the supportive, empowering atmosphere.
We have to express our concerns at council meetings and by reaching out to our representatives. In the same way that voting is a duty, this kind of in-between-election participation should not just be appreciated — it should be utilized.
Republicans have a pretty good playbook for dealing with dead children, but they haven’t used any of their trademark excuses this time.
Watching football should be a part of that experience that every Auburn student can enjoy. Right now, without adequate handrails in Jordan-Hare stadium, I am having to focus on an anxiety that I shouldn’t have to.
Even if Leath had gone on to have a lengthy and stable tenure at Auburn, the opaqueness surrounding his hiring would be disgraceful. However, given his hasty resignation and $4.5 million farewell gift, that opaqueness is untenable.
For a school in Alabama that has often been labeled as a cow college or a sports school, this is a large step in a different direction for Auburn.
So is it actually cool to Juul in Auburn? Or is it indicative of bigger problems worth discussing.
While everything else can look bleak, the goodness of people is what you see the most. That’s what I will remember about Auburn — a community made up of good people, people with flaws, but good people nonetheless.
There is a nationwide problem with survivors not feeling comfortable enough to report.