By Mikhail Klimentov, Ethan Herenstein, Jonathan Er, Peter Bailinson, Luna Rey, Julia Crain, Robert Ying, Matthew Taub, Elan Pochedley, and Harry Munroe
In the Soviet Union, the Politburo of the Communist Party was the highest policy-making body. It determined the direction of all matters of state, ranging from agricultural quotas to propaganda output. By carefully hand-selecting their successors from committee to committee, Politburo members ensured a narrow continuity of opinion, rendering meaningful dissent all but impossible....
By Julia Crain
Last night, No Red Tape gave a presentation to Barnard's Student Government Association and called for SGA's public support of its newest petition. Members of No Red Tape emphasized that its demands focus on the Columbia administration—not Barnard's—and made clear that SGA's support would ultimately amount to a symbolic gesture. The group also emphasized Barnard's Values Statement, particularly Barnard's recognition of its "responsibility to address issues of gender in all of their complexity and urgency," as a reason for SGA to take action toward ending sexual violence on campus. I encourage SGA to endorse the issues presented to them, namely sexual assault prevention, but not No Red Tape....