The Spectator

Letter To The Editor

Letters to the Editor, Author

January 14, 2015

Dear Spectator Staff, While I appreciate your mentioning that Seattle University has passed a fair trade resolution in the Dec. 3 Spectator issue, it is just that, a resolution. That resolution entails a list of requirements that SU has completed. If you read the resolution you’ll find that Seattle U must have a minimum of two fair trade products...

Guest Op-Ed: Streaking is Not Sexual Harassment

Letters to the Editor, Author

June 15, 2014

If you haven’t heard the buzz about Senior Streak at Seattle University, here it is. It is a timeless tradition where seniors share their excitement about their amazing accomplishments and have a bit of liberated fun. I remember being pleasantly surprised at the end of my freshman year to see happy, naked seniors dancing around on their last day of...

Guest Op-Ed: We Should Be Angry

Letters to the Editor, Author

June 15, 2014

Though I was not able to participate physically in the senior streak, as I was traveling home that day, I feel as though I participated in conversation with my fellow students. As a student who feels as though I am fairly active on campus I think the streak happened for several reasons and I think that this sort of student motivation needs to continue....

Guest Op-Ed: A Week-Long Game of Cat and Mouse

Letters to the Editor, Author

June 15, 2014

The Senior Streak has, since its inception, been a mindless and innocuous (provided participants don’t trip and fall) event. It neither seeks nor wants University approval—isn’t that, at least in part, the point? Moreover, its primary goal is celebratory in the same vein as the naked bicyclists at the Fremont Solstice Festival: good people doing...

Letter To The Editor

Letters to the Editor, Author

May 21, 2014

To the Editor: As Seattle University students, we are concerned with the continuing topics of discussion regarding contingent faculty on campus. As students, we offer a perspective different from those previously expressed, and therefore appreciate the opportunity to join this conversation. Underlying the opinions and actions of each of us, as students,...

Letter To The Editor

Letters to the Editor, Author

May 7, 2014

The Single Greatest Challenge to Our Community It is with a sense of urgency that I write today about what I believe is the single greatest challenge to the community of Seattle University that I have experienced in my 30 years here—unionization of the adjunct faculty. There is good reason for adjuncts to want more. I know because I was one...

Letter To The Editor: Rebuttal of a Rebuttal

Letters to the Editor, Author

April 23, 2014

As a published author and graduate of Seattle University, I was very interested in the article titled “Starving Artists: How Seattle U Could Be Failing Its Creative Community,” and the responses it received. It is clear that the English/Creative Writing Departments were upset by the piece. Anytime an entire department agrees to write a complaint to Th...

Letter to the Editor: The Many Strengths of SU’s Creative Writing Program

Letters to the Editor, Author

April 10, 2014

This letter was written in response to the article “Starving Artists: How Seattle U Could Be Failing Its Creative Community.” We are writing in response to Caroline Ferguson’s article “Seattle U Could be Failing its Creative Community.” Ferguson presents a surprisingly narrow perspective of the work of the Creative Writing Program, its faculty an...

Letter to the Editor: How Best To Prepare for a Life as a Writer

Letters to the Editor, Author

April 10, 2014

This letter was written in response to the article “Starving Artists: How Seattle U Could Be Failing Its Creative Community.” This letter was written in response to the article “Starving Artists: How Seattle U Could Be Failing Its Creative Community.” Following the publication of Caroline Ferguson’s recent article “Seattle U Could be ...

Letter to the Editor: Apathy Lies With Students, Not Faculty

Letters to the Editor, Author

April 10, 2014

This letter was written in response to the article “Starving Artists: How Seattle U Could Be Failing Its Creative Community.” Dear Editor, As a recent graduate of the program, I’m sure you can imagine my surprise at the “State of the Arts” piece you recently published regarding the Creative Writing program, and Seattle U’s Fine Arts in general...

Letter to the Editor: SU is ‘Solidly Supportive’ of the Arts

Letters to the Editor, Author

April 10, 2014

This letter was written in response to the article “Starving Artists: How Seattle U Could Be Failing Its Creative Community.” Dear Editors at The Spectator, I’m glad to take this opportunity to respond to a recent article you published regarding the creative writing community at Seattle University. The article unfolds around a conversation bet...

Letter to the Editor: The Power of Six

Letters to the Editor, Author

April 9, 2014

This letter was written in response to the article “Starving Artists: How Seattle U Could Be Failing Its Creative Community.” In the last Spectator, a student complained that in the Narrative Poetry class “we only turned in five or six poems.” Yet if you tell an experienced poet that in ten weeks a student finished six poems they would say...

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