Opinions

A letter from the University of Rochester community

We, the undersigned faculty and staff at the University of Rochester, are united against intimidation, violence, and bigotry.

Being a gay woman in Trump’s America

If we take Trump and Pence at their word, a vote for Trump effectively gave this government a mandate to enact policies that could set human and civil rights back decades.

“Embrace the suck” in winter, and life

Even when the weather gets bad (which it will—we all know Rochester’s snow is just waiting to wreak havoc), find new ways to appreciate your environment.

Avoid the echo chambers surrounding Palestinian Awareness Month

Rather, we are asking for holistic support that allows Jewish and Muslim students alike to express their opinions throughout Palestinian Awareness Month.

Recognizing a rise in Bias-Related Incidents

Over the past week, the College has experienced a large increase in the number of Bias-Related Incidents reported through the CARE system.

Blame the Democratic National Committee for President Trump

From the very beginning, pundits called this election “The Year of the Outsider.” Yet in the Year of the Outsider, the DNC buried the Outsider, in favor of an Insider.

Liberals can learn better ways to talk to conservatives

It may be cliché to say that we’re “stronger together,” but it’s true. The only way to effect lasting, meaningful change in policy and social convention is to rally the masses, and that will only occur when we’re united.

How to stay politically engaged in the post-election world

This fear is important and should not be disregarded, but an effort should be made to understand why people feel this way. As they are coping with grief, working through their anger, and dealing with the reality of this situation, the big question is: What comes next?

What can we do now?

This is not the moment to disengage politically—it’s time to engage even more. Votes elect people, and votes take them out, too.

In solidarity against hate

We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protesters who gathered for the “Not My America” demonstration on Friday. The event showed what strength and dignity, even amid fear, look like.