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Editorial: JvA’s honeymoon is over

When the announcement was made that Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. would become our new president, the Fairfield community rejoiced at the prospect of having a president who was more visible, embraced diversity and supported the student body. However, Fr. von Arx's decision to cancel Alliance's same-sex marriage forum last week has made some students and faculty question his ability to do so.
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Editorial: Drug policy takes a hit

The puzzling remarks made by Senior Assistant State's Attorney C. Robert Satti Jr. implicating Fairfield University's Public Safety in illegally confiscating and holding drugs and drug paraphernalia (See story on page 1) could have far reaching effects for students on campus.
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Editorial: DiBuono’s responsibility

Jessica DiBuono '06 won the FUSA presidential election in a landslide victory on Tuesday night. However, with the lowest voter turnout in 20 years, it's questionable how much of the student body truly stands behind its new president elect. We congratulate DiBuono on her victory, but remind her that this is the beginning of a long road ahead.
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Editorial: Our choice for FUSA President

Too often in college politics, students are under-whelmed by their choice of candidates. However, this year's candidates represent a wide student contingency and include members from a variety of groups, including class council, campus ministry and club sports.
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Editorial: On the basis of sex…

This Women's History Month we rightfully celebrate the advances women have made, but note that a celebration of past events is not as good as victory over inequalities today, and finally (in a perfect world) not needing equalizing factors like a Women's History Month at all.
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Editorial: Something to be proud of

Over the past two weeks, we have seen some of the best and worst of the Fairfield student body. The vote for the new FUSA constitution took place the Thursday before spring break. After much effort done by FUSA to publicize the event, only about 130 students actually voted.
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Editorial: Cheers and Boos

CHEERS to Fairfield athletics doing so well in the NCAA's report from the 2003-4 school year in regards to graduation rates. At some of the bigger schools, such as UConn, athletics often take more prominence than the true purpose of college, which is education.
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Editorial: Completing the Constitution

The Fairfield University Student Association should be commended for finally completing and approving a new constitution, which works both to simplify and clarify existing policy, as well as instituting some new changes. However, it still does not go as far as we had hoped in order to create a completely transparent government open not only to the media, but the students as well.
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Editorial: Fairfield’s AHANA Dream

On April 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We, the students of Fairfield University, also have a dream. We have a dream that one day this campus will meet the Jesuit ideals of promoting both diversity and tolerance.
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Editorial: Closed doors, closed minds

According to a perfunctory survey done by Mirror staffers, students are mostly unaware that the Fairfield University Student Association (FUSA) functions as the student's government. They would likely be surprised that this government conducts closed-door meetings with no clear policy regarding them, as reported in this week's Mirror.