Spring 2019 Editorial Board
Remnants of our violent, racist past linger with us today. They are not gone. The racism of today is generally more subtle. It is words spoken behind closed doors, sentences prefaced with, “I have a black friend” or “I am not racist, but,” and through empty apologies and denial.
Black History Month is a time to recognize the importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, their imperative role in the state of Alabama and the importance of ensuring they are well funded.
Auburn University’s Campus Safety and Security office did not send an AU Alert or a public safety notice after the police chased Mitchell Lee Stewart across campus, alarming students. This silence opened the door for rumors to swirl around campus and persist with fervor until the campus safety office finally made a statement, via an email hours later, insisting that there was no threat on campus.
The Gogue Performing Arts Center is a means of community outreach for the University and will undoubtedly be a cultural hub for Auburn.
EDITORIAL | University, city should accept responsibility for Northwest Auburn gentrification, displacement
Growth of the University and the city are inevitable — and a good thing — but it must be done in a way that protects everyone in the city, not just those who have the time and the influence to sway city officials.
If the University of North Alabama’s actions are allowed to stand, it will have a serious chilling effect on student editors and student media advisers in the state of Alabama.