Spring 2019 Editorial Board
City Council’s inaction and undue amendments trample on the last hope to protect what little remaining community Northwest Auburn’s residents have.
Alabama’s budget is sorely needing sources of funding. No longer can the state face more budget cuts, and Alabama’s politicians are unwilling to increase the state’s main tax sources.
Auburn’s basketball program is now one of the best basketball programs in the SEC, and five years ago, nobody would have guessed that would be the case. Auburn's a basketball school now.
The Auburn City Council was given an opportunity to prevent this encroachment of student houses into historically single-family neighborhoods but instead chose to table a vote on an ordinance pertaining to ADDUs, thereby prolonging gentrification.
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.