Letters to the Editor articles

Letter to the Editor: Response to article about journalism courses

Dear Collegian, It is unfortunate that some journalism students are “cautioned against taking on internships” (Heaton, Blakely. “Covering Communities.” The Butler Collegian 24 February 2016) during the semesters they take JR 212, JR 312, or JR 412. As former Collegian Editor-In-Chief Matthew VanTryon posted earlier this week on social media from his internship at The

Letter to the Editor: Flood Project Could Doom Rocky Ripple

Dear Collegian Editor, Sacrificing the town of Rocky Ripple for the sake of completing a 30-year-old flood project is neither good nor responsible government. This is the message once again being sent by the town board of Rocky Ripple, a small village nestled between the Central Canal, White River and Butler University. In Mid-December Indianapolis

Letter to the Editor from Nancy Whitmore, Director of Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism

Much has been said and written lately about the change in advisers at The Butler Collegian. While I am reluctant to add to the discourse about what is a private employment matter, I feel compelled to briefly respond to concerns surrounding the question of editorial independence and freedom of speech at The Butler Collegian. For

An Open Letter to CCOM Dean Gary Edgerton and President Jim Danko from Bill Watts

Bill Watts, Butler Senate parliamentarian and chair of sociology and criminology, submitted the following letter for publication. An Open Letter to Dean Gary Edgerton and President Jim Danko, I write to express my concern about the dismissal of Loni Smith McKown, the faculty advisor to the Collegian, and the national attention this has brought the

Collegian piece may not have addressed full issue.

In response to the Collegian’s “Like a Rolling Stone”: I am a proud member of the ranks of Butler University alumni. I am also close to joining the ranks of University of Virginia alumni. I’ve seen, first-hand, the deep concern of its undergraduate students in the wake of the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on

Ending sexual assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual assault is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. It ranges from verbal sexual harassment to unwanted sexual contact. Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. There