In last week’s article, “Greek life review committee reports,” amidst several quotes about recognizing the role of Greek life on campus and not wanting it eliminated, Dean Burns expressed an aberrant view that I don’t feel is acceptable. He was quoted as saying that with several sources for advice on how Greeks should act (including himself), “God help them if they don’t get the right advice.” This is the wrong attitude to publicize at a time when the administration and Greeks need to have greater and more productive dialogue. Is the dean implying that our alumni, parents, and Greek leadership are providing shoddy advice? Why such harsh phrasing, as if the punishment for taking that bad advice would require God’s help? Is it possible that there are often several ways to see an argument and many acceptable options to explore when leading a diverse organization? I think that God is a little busy right now. Maybe as an associate dean, it’s Mr. Burns who should help them if they don’t get the right advice. Or Director of Greek Affairs Monica Smalls could lend a hand. Maybe Dean Asbury could weigh in occassionally. When did it become OK to let an organization drift until the administration simply had enough? It’s time to stop polarizing those with different opinions and time for Greeks, administrators, and alumni to meet with each other and work, in Dean Asbury’s words, “towards setting some standards.” If we can’t do that like adults, God help us.

Graduate Student Collective voices financial grievances in town hall

On Tuesday Feb. 21, over 50 graduate students from across the University filled the Humanities Center for a town hall…

The village on the other side of the Pacific

It is a dream to let the love rooted in my heart, from the people I cherish and the land I belong to, grow prosperously. 

An interview with ChatGPT

ChatGPT will never consider itself an “evil AI that will conquer the human race.” But, it will consider roleplay.