As college students, we’re prone to making mistakes. It’s part of growing up, but drinking and driving isn’t the same as oversleeping for a class or tripping on the sidewalk outside of Skybar. Don’t let someone say, “it’s not that big of a deal.”
This past Saturday’s game between the No. 17 Auburn Tigers and the No. 13 Kentucky Wildcats was one of the most highly anticipated games in the history of Auburn basketball. With College GameDay coming to Auburn for the first time in the program’s history, the hype surrounding this game reached another level entirely. While the game itself lived up to the hype, the 12-15 hours that some fans experienced before the game did not come close.
Gameday’s arrival last weekend was something that fans should recognize its impact for Auburn, just like how they should not take the rise of Auburn basketball for granted. It was just a few short years ago when Auburn could only dream about having a nationally televised game or making the NCAA tournament.
This faltering start has created chaos for this crowded Democrat field. The confusion that ensued is one that will only benefit President Trump. As all the candidates question each other’s internal numbers and even the official figures, President Trump is campaigning on issues that matter.
There are 30,420 students on this campus. Only 903 of them are black women. And one of them just became SGA president.
Homophobia is not a difference of belief. Homophobia is being opposed to someone’s freedom, simply because it does not align with yours.
As encouraging as it is to see others standing up against harmful language and ideology, it is also still disheartening to know that their request for inclusion is taken by some as stifling to diversity of thought. Inclusiveness only asks that we foster ideas that are constructive for everyone, eschewing those ideologies that reinforce uncomfortable, harmful environments for the marginalized.
I want you to know that we, the undersigned Black faculty and staff at Auburn, see you and all of the beauty and complexity of your young human selves. And more than anything else, I want you to know that we are here, that we are here with and for you.
In claiming that there is only one “religious” point of view, Dr. Murray is not only telling students and faculty what to do with their bodies, but also how to read their Bible. That I cannot abide.
In person, Dr. Murray is rather mild-mannered, and I’ve never heard him say anything offensive. So, I pulled up his Facebook page to review his comments, and I got a shock. I was left wondering how many people who are so offended have actually seen his page.
Student Affairs issues a statement expressing their support for Auburn's LGBTQ family members.
If you are upset about the lack of available on-campus housing, get involved with SGA. If you care about how your school is represented to the rest of the state, get involved with SGA. If you want to stand up for your fellow students, make your voice heard and be a force to enact change, you should get involved with SGA. Applications for next year are open until Nov. 20 and can be found at aub.ie/elections.
It is surprising and discouraging that the University’s administration has not yet issued a formal statement addressing the issue. Remaining silent on this issue is unacceptable; indifference reverberates in widening circles and is felt by each of us.
A couple of weeks ago, AU associate professor Bruce Murray was called out for publicly expressing homophobic views. Since then, Murray has publicly defended his views with appeals to science, nature and ethics. In other words, he has tried to justify homophobia with scholarship. Here’s the thing — his scholarship is poor.
It is time for Auburn University, and specifically, the College of Education, to take a stand to support LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, and community members. As a group, we have crafted a list of action items that we believe are important next steps to address the long-standing issues that LGBTQ+ people face at Auburn University and within the College of Education.
183 Auburn employees sign letter expressing "wholehearted support for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty."
The goal of attracting a rich diversity of students and faculty will not be advanced by imposing uniformity of thought. A campus without mutual respect and the free exchange of ideas, especially about core questions of sexual ethics, will be less welcoming to students with conservative and religious convictions.
In this week's Auburn football notebook, sports writer Harrison Tarr opines on a closer-than-expected Tigers win over Ole Miss, and questions why Jordan-Hare's student section was half-empty in the fourth quarter of a tight SEC game.