Cheers & jeers

by the Daily Kent Stater editorial board and student submissions


… to the Virginia Tech community for their strength after Monday’s shootings.

… to Kent State’s mathematical sciences department, which just announced a new bachelor’s degree for mathematics with actuarial emphasis.

… to professors nominated for this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards.


… to an Illinois school district that tried to ban the following books from its school: Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Stephen Dubner’s and Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, and the late Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five.

… to the British Armed Forces policy that allowed recently returned detainees to give paid interviews on issue of their return while not allowing other sailors to comment in return for payment.

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