Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Helping to prevent cervical cancer

By Ann Reynolds

Physicians past the age of 60 remember cervical cancer as the leading cause of death from cancer in women in the United States. Happily, the annual Pap test for women has caused a huge decline in the number of deaths from cervical cancer, based on early detection and treatment of precancerous lesions.

Out of step on waste collection

By Dan McCollum

The News-Gazette of Aug. 15 and the efforts of young Eamon Kuo awakened some old memories regarding trash collection in Champaign-Urbana. I was concerned about the same problem as Eamon, beginning in the early 1960s.

Family doctors in short supply

By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps

All of us are getting older, but those of us at the bottom of the actuarial tables face particular challenges. Most of us lead full lives, but we worry about our increasing ailments.We also worry that small aches are preludes to something more serious.

Our individual problems are hardly unique. Over several decades, the nation's population has aged.

Speech can degrade intellectual community

The most vocal and visible public response to the Steven Salaita case has created an extremely uncomfortable environment on this campus and in this community for those of us who support the chancellor and the board of trustees' efforts to maintain an inclusive, thoughtful and civil — though not necessarily monolithic — academic environment at the University of Illinois.

UI precluded any honest debate

We are writing to respond to the recent opinion piece by Nicholas Burbules and Joyce Tolliver ("Salaita Case Calls for Honest Debate"). We agree with these colleagues that the case calls for dialogue, but note that this very possibility was foreclosed when the chancellor rescinded Dr.

Invest now in transportation infrastructure

We cannot let investment in our strong transportation infrastructure go the way of state pensions, putting it off until tomorrow — until it's too late.

Our transportation system is the jewel in the state's somewhat tarnished crown.

An alternative to ACA is needed

By Andrew Wilk

Illinois AAUP defends Salaita's academic freedom

By Peter N. Kirstein

Salaita case calls for honest debate

By Joyce Tolliver and Nick Burbules

Mission remains the same

By Greg Cozad

As a member of the Stevick Foundation board since 2007, I enjoy readers' comments about The News-Gazette and its related entities. The Stevick Foundation owns 100 percent of the stock of The News-Gazette Inc., and our mission, in part, is to try to provide a newspaper and radio stations that add to the quality of life for area residents.