An Opt-In Gazette List Would Harm the Community

The Student Council survey distributed this week contains a question which is of existential importance for the Daily Gazette: whether it will be allowed to continue its opt-out policy for students on its mailing list, or be forced to change to an opt-in policy. We feel that an opt-in policy would be greatly detrimental to both the quality of the Gazette and to the community as a whole.

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Editors’ Note(s): Farewell

We, the graduating senior editors of the Gazette — Ramya Gopal, Jack Keefe, and Urooj Khan — are taking this opportunity in the last issue of the semester to bid our e-farewells to all the folks (both e- and real alike) who’ve contributed to making the Gazette community what it is, and, in turn, to reflect.

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“Three Days in Palestine” and the Purpose of Checkpoints

“Three Days in Palestine” has brought an incredibly important issue to the forefront of students’ minds at Swarthmore: namely, the difficulty of balancing a state’s legitimate security concerns with the vital work of ensuring universal human dignity and rights, and perhaps more importantly, the ways in which the system of Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, as well as its security barrier, may often fail to strike the proper balance.

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SFAP Statement to Board of Managers

The Student Financial Advisory Panel (SFAP) was formed in the Fall of 2009 to increase dialogue between students and the administration on matters of the Ad Hoc Financial Planning Group. SFAP has worked to gather student concerns on the recent budget recommendations through a series of forums and meetings held throughout the semester, and will present to the Board of Managers this Friday.

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