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Swipe Out Hunger is Not Enough to Swipe Out Hunger

Contrary to what the emails distributed by the Swipe Out Hunger campaign might suggest, one meal swipe donated to Swipe Out Hunger unfortunately does not equal one meal swipe donated to a student experiencing food insecurity. In theory, one would expect that the entirety of their donated swipe—equating to around…

Asian-Americans in Higher Education: A Perspective on Affirmative Action

When the words Asian-American and education are combined in any way, a familiarly stereotypical image of a hardworking, intelligent and high-achieving student may come to mind. This is exactly the image evoked in the discourse of the affirmative action debate, which has firmly placed Asian-Americans at center stage. Anti-affirmative action…

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About a week and a half ago, I had just finished working a lunch shift at the Burton dining hall when I opened a seemingly routine Communications email. To my surprise, the 900-word message subsequently outlined several significant changes to COVID policies that would redefine the very definition of what…