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The Guardian welcomes letters from its readers. All letters must be addressed, and written, to the editor of the Guardian and sent to opinion@ucsdguardian.org. Letters are limited to 500 words, and all letters must include the writer’s name, college and year, department or city of residence. A maximum of three signatories per letter is permitted. The Guardian Editorial Board reserves the right to edit for length, accuracy, clarity and civility and reserves the right to reject letters for publication. Due to the volume of mail we receive, we do not confirm receipt or publication of a letter.

Peace-Washing Orgs Fail to Condemn Massacres

Dear Editor,

Occupations are illegal, immoral and violent and I’m with Students for Justice in Palestine as they recognize that and organize against it.

Israelis and Palestinians Each Need Own State

Dear Editor,

In last week’s Thursday issue, a letter to the editor referring to J Street U at UCSD misrepresented both what our organization stands for and the actions we have taken in pursuit of an end to the occupation and a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Letter to the Editor

Satirists’ Poor Taste Will Hurt Their Job Prospects Dear Editor, We understand that there is quite a controversy over the small satire publication, the Koala, which was recently profiled by the New York Times. We at...

Chancellor Scholarships Do Not Diversify UCSD

Dear Editor, The U-T story should read “UCSD accepts more foreigners,” not “Local billionaires back Chancellor Khosla promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through $40,000 scholarships at UCSD!” (or the usual U-T persiflage).

Economic Problems Even Hurting Harvard

Dear Editor,

“We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.” – President Barack Obama, referring to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.  

 The whole point of going to Harvard for the past decade has been to get a job on Wall Street.

Israel Fosters Peace and Democracy in Mideast

Dear Editor,

In his recent letter to the Guardian, Nikolai Smith suggests that Israel is a “systemic threat to peace and democracy in the region.” The reality is that Israel is, in fact, the region’s only bright spot for peace and democracy. Several respected non-governmental organizations (NGOs) produce annual reports which rank the human rights, both civil and political, that each country provides its citizens and all of these NGOs give Israel the highest marks, by far, among the 22 countries of the Middle East including the territories governed by the Palestinian Authorities such as Gaza, which is ruled by Hamas and areas within the West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority governs.

UC Employee Benefits Must Be Improved

Dear Editor, As the people who cook, clean and care for the students and the campus, the work we do is essential to the University of California’s ability to provide students with a world-class education.  Our work isn’t glamorous, but the purpose of our work is to support the students — our future — and we take real pride in that.

Dr. Mariscal: Letter to the Editor

The recent anti-Mexican chalking across campus does not constitute a UCSD crisis. The same graffiti appeared at UC Santa Barbara and has popped up around the country. It is a coordinated prank coming out...

Kholsa Needs to Prove Promises Have Substance

Dear Chancellor Khosla,

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature as well as an affiliated faculty of Ethnic Studies and the Critical Gender Studies Program.

Cancer Is About People, Not “Boobies”

Dear Editor, This is addressed to the men I saw on Library Walk today wearing bras stuffed with dollar bills, to the student next to me with a “I love boobies” bracelet and to everyone who organized or attended Sixth College’s “Sixth <3s boobies” event.

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