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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Alum responds to Bush/Kerry commentary

To the Editor: I am a Fairfield University Alumni who enjoys reading the Mirror but last week's commentary piece by Michael A. Bond troubled me. The questions Mr. Bond raised seem off point in a post-9/11 environment where the major concern isn't about what one did over thirty years ago but about how one will handle the homeland security concerns of this nation.
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Letter to the Editor: Alumnus offended by Abbott’s remarks

To the Editor: As a graduate of the class of 2001 I take some offense to Professor Abbott's remarks toward grade inflation. Yes, I will admit that senior year I did not study every waking hour of the day and that my entire life did not revolve around school but I did study when I needed to and am proud to say that I graduated with honors.
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Letter to the Editor: Forget SparkNotes, try the library

To The Editor: Your Feb. 5, 2004 article entitled "A Quick Study: Online Sites Speed Up Reading" suggests that with the existence of such free Web sites as SparkNotes.com and PinkMonkey.com, students can find plot overviews, character analyses, major themes, and such with the click of a button.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grade inflation produces inadaquate graduates

To The Editor: In rejecting my proposal to combat grade inflation at Fairfield, Dr. Alan Katz stated that "as long as the standards remain high," we need not be concerned about grade inflation. Yet exit surveys of Fairfield seniors show that 68 percent of the class of 2001 (77 percent of the men), spent ten hours or fewer studying outside of class.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Student takes issue with Abbott’s remarks

To The Editor: I would like to address Dr. William Abbott's reasons behind his proposal to combat grade inflation ("Grades rise"). Drawing from the article, it appeared that Dr. Abbott based his proposal on information gathered from surveys. I would be interested in seeing these surveys, what questions were asked and what percentage of the Fairfield population was interviewed.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for cleaning up after us

To the Editor: It is now 4:30 in the morning. At around 2:30 a.m. myself and one of my roommates, Brian Hess, arrived at our room in Claver Hall after hearing the news of the fire. It was a soggy return. Upon opening our door, my roommate and I were all but enthralled to find our room floor under water.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We pay enough to have the snow cleared

To the Editor: I'm writing this letter to address something that I think everyone at Fairfield feels the same way about...the snow removal situation. Now, I completely understand that it's unusual to get this much snow in Connecticut, but come on, we couldn't even get out of our building on Sunday because the steps were pure ice.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wal-Mart: The fruit of free enterprise

To the Editor: I do agree with Mr. Bond in a recent editorial that we should personally choose where we want to shop. Yes, I prefer the local hardware store to Home Depot. But I have the choice. What really gets me upset is when small towns pack their zoning boards with local political hacks to stop smart and well-managed business like Wal-Mart from being successful.