Letter to the editor:
This Undergraduate Student Government election, undergraduates at Ohio State will have the opportunity to make their voices heard and vote on an issue that has become increasingly important nationwide: divestment for Palestinian justice.
On campuses across the country, including Stanford, Depaul, Loyola, Oberlin, UCLA and UC-Davis, among others, students have campaigned successfully for the divestment of university funds from companies enabling human-rights violations against the Palestinian people. Modeled after the successful international divestment movement against Apartheid in South Africa, these campaigns have highlighted the struggles of the Palestinian people and demanded greater transparency and accountability on the part of university administrators.
At Ohio State, this movement… Read more
Many of us are familiar with that feeling of despair that comes each semester when new textbooks drain our already low bank accounts. The National Association of College Stores estimated the average student spent about $370 on course materials for Fall Semester 2013, which is only a fraction of our financial burden as college students. We rent, borrow and sell back books to soften the blow, but this becomes impossible when classes require textbooks that are created specifically for that course.
These professor-built textbooks have to be bought through Ohio State and, unlike noncustomized textbooks, we often can’t rent or sell them back because they frequently change from semester to… Read more