I've claimed in these pages that only after the Board of Regents informed the St. Olaf community as to the reason it canned President Christopher Thomforde can we move on to welcoming our new president. This is another occasion on which I must eat my words. Since the Board continues to be about as forthcoming on that topic as an introverted clam (although it did deign to inform us last week that we had a new president), it's time to move on despite them.
Whats irritating about the recent proposal to allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense certain prescriptions is that it essentially gives people permission to pick and choose which parts of a job they are willing to perform.
The last issue of the Counterweight goes beyond acceptable civil discourse and is an embarrassment to real conservatives. I am writing to the Manitou Messenger rather than to the editors of the Counterweight because Id like to express my concerns to the wider St. Olaf community.
While watching the French news for a class last week, I saw footage of Parisian streets filled with tens of thousands of students who had left the Sorbonne and taken to the streets in protest. But I could only stare in disbelief as the scenes turned violent, showing the clash between students and police decked out in riot gear.