Letters to the Editor articles

Gov. Mike Pence Claims MLK Jr. His Hero

To the Editor, BUTLER COLLEGIAN: In Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s March 31, news conference, I was impressed with his saying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of his heroes and had been so since Pence’s high school days.  He talked about accepting Georgia congressman John Lewis’ invitation to join Lewis and others in marching across

Improper antibiotic use creates health risks

Dear Editor,   With any luck the recent snow will soon be replaced by warmer temperatures, but respiratory viral season is still in full swing. As an Assistant Professor and pharmacist at Butler University and at Riley Hospital for Children, I am no stranger to the negative impact of respiratory viruses. Relief from the symptoms

The value of Butler’s Cultural Requirement

I am writing in response to the article in The Collegian, “Butler’s Cultural Requirement causes concern,”  in which a student (who wished to remain anonymous, self-identifying only as an accounting major) said that they sneak out early from required cultural events, and that they have never been to one that they enjoyed. I decided to

Medical device tax discourages innovation

I was humbled to receive in November the National Medal of Technology and Innovation at the White House for the development of life-changing medical devices. Traveling to our nation’s capital, I couldn’t help but think: There is no way I could have had the same impact if the tax on medical devices was in place

Invest in surpluses and locally grown food

If we are going to spend billions every year on health care and food assistance programs, then we need to start investing more of that money into sustainable projects that are nearly free or can pay for themselves over time. Community farms on every block would boost every local economy in this country.   I

Studying abroad, a bigger picture

In regards to last week’s column “Think twice about studying abroad,” I fully agree with the author’s final point. Students should look at different study abroad programs with a critical eye. Every program offers a difference experience, so it’s important to evaluate the classes, living situations and language barriers of each. However, I don’t agree

In memory of Dr. Bobby Fong

Like most faculty who knew him personally, I was saddened and shocked to learn of former President Bobby Fong’s passing due to a sudden heart attack. While at Butler, he championed high academic standards and encouraged personal contact. He was kind, decent and very much a humanitarian who had his flaws like most of us,

EIC responds to letters

COLIN LIKAS | Editor-In-Chief In the Jan. 22 issue of The Butler Collegian, the staff editorial “Butler’s reaction to winter weather must improve” ran to express the staff’s majority opinion on the university’s handling of winter weather on campus. We occasionally receive disapproving feedback regarding pieces published in The Collegian. This particular editorial, however, garnered

Editorial Undervalues Butler Groundskeepers

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR In the Jan. 22 edition of The Collegian, the staff editorial indicates that the university needs to do a better job of clearing the snow following major winter weather events, and that the effort following the polar vortex beginning on Sunday, Jan. 5, was inadequate. The editorial flatly states that “anyone

Washington Redskins’ team name should not change

This letter was sent to Opinion editor Rhyan Henson via email. I am a sophomore and a reader of The Collegian. I read your article this week about the Washington Redskins, and I disagree with your position of favoring the movement to change the name of this NFL team. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell claimed, “If