We as a society share some collective aftermaths of the pandemic. Whether it is the continued social distancing, virtual learning, vaccinations or reduced business hours, we all feel some of the same burdens and inconveniences.
A few weeks ago, I came across a funny video on YouTube. It was a TikTok video of Tom Cruise striking a golf ball with his club and joking, “If you like what you’re seeing, just wait ‘till what’s coming next.”
It is hard to imagine getting rid of a nearly 250-year-old institution that is a fundamental part of our country’s history. Who are we to disparage the hard work and monumental achievement that is the Founding Fathers’ magnum opus, the Constitution?
Forgive me, for I will be speaking from a place of anger. I say anger because I heard just about every horrendous story you can think of, from the brutal bloodshed whippings that killed our ancestors, to our grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts and uncles being sprayed down with frigid sewer water as if they were rats or abnormal beings.
The staff editorial in the March 9th edition of The Slate clearly described the high stakes in the selection of the next president. It also offered a cogent argument against any merger of universities that would render Shippensburg University a junior partner following a shotgun wedding.
Once again America finds itself grappling with not one but two mass shootings in a matter of days. A man killed 10 people at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store on March 22. Another man killed eight people in a series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16.
According to the Asian American Journalists Association, the shootings targeting Asian spas and businesses in Atlanta on March 16 killed eight people. Six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women. At least four of those killed were of Korean descent.
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to The Slate Speaks Staff Editorial that appeared in the March 2 edition and online at theslateonline.com titled, “The Slate Speaks: Students, faculty must work together in online learning.”
In 1787, in the sweltering midsummer heat of Philadelphia, the founders pieced together the Electoral College in the Constitution, which would become the cornerstone of a new nation that had never been seen before.
Shippensburg University is going to go through a lot of changes in the coming months. SU President Laurie Carter announced her plans to leave the university to take the same position at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) redesign is in full-swing and will impact SU and our sister schools.
I am sure the majority of us have heard of the name Dr. Seuss. Over the course of his life, Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and illustrated dozens of classic books that have immortalized his name in children’s literature. And to celebrate what would have been his 117th birthday today, I would like to talk about his famous book “The Lorax” and its 1972 short film adaptation.
When the COVID-19 coronavirus first gripped the nation, educators across the nation had to quickly adapt to a continuously changing world. Students needed to continue learning but traditional delivery methods were not an option.
Shippensburg University made many personnel and organizational changes in the past year with minimal communication to students. As an institution of higher education, the university has a responsibility to serve and engage students, and the university does that through its faculty and, more frequently, through its student affairs staff.