Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

'Nutty Professor' defines UI hiring

To be employed as a dishwasher in a student dormitory, one must pass the civil service test and a background check. The dishwasher then has a lengthy probation period and can be fired at any time during his employment.

We should all be thanking officers

These days it seems as though wearing a police offer's badge puts a target on the back of self-sacrificing individuals, of whom the vast majority are honest, nonracist and duty-defined people willing to literally "give all" to protect and serve.

The recent assassination of Deputy Darren Goforth in Texas is a case in point.

Fire AD before UI athletics ruined

I am a loyal alumnus who for the last few years has been wondering who is shaping the policy of our University of Illinois?

I have been the laughingstock of my adopted home since Illinois decided to do the following:

1. Competing in the Big Ten by downsizing our beloved Memorial Stadium.

2. Firing proven recruiters and hiring second-tier coaches.

God calls on us to stop violence

It is a pity that we live in a society where children and adults are fighting among one another. Humanity needs to come to its knees and ask for forgiveness. Violence needs to stop. It seems like we are killing each other.

NRA can't answer these questions

Gun rights advocates are quick to offer advice following each gun killing, usually in the following order:

1) Don't mess with the Second Amendment, even though many gun control advocates vow that they are not arguing for Second Amendment change.

2) More guns are needed to combat gun violence (NRA's position). Apparently, more than 300 million guns in this country are not enough.

Congressman not following Lincoln

I was present at a Rep. Rodney Davis' event where he was questioned about the Iran nuclear deal, but I wish The News-Gazette's story (Aug. 22) had included my question to the congressman: What do you think will happen if Congress disapproves the deal?

Parking lot owners should make deal

Fluid Events Center in Champaign is a welcome addition to the community for an affordable place to host receptions and other such events. One thing our community is lacking is sufficient, affordable space to host larger groups.

Chancellor sought, received opinions

The UI's Aug. 7 supplemental release of email communications shows that I contributed to online conversations with then-Chancellor Phyllis Wise regarding the Steven Salaita case.

UI plagued with so many problems

My wife, Sally, and I came to the Champaign-Urbana area in 1958 and have lived here ever since. I have followed the trials and tribulations of the University of Illinois. Over the last few years, it seems as if the UI has been involved in all sorts of them.

UI AD should be held accountable

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas fired head football coach Tim Beckman before all the facts are in. He should have known about all this already, if true, so he should be fired too. That's his job right?