Staff Editorials

Editorial: Final week, not finals week

Despite Binghamton University’s policy prohibiting final exams during the last week of classes, professors continue to administer them. The official University policy in the Faculty-Staff Handbook states that “students shall not be...


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Editorial: Dissecting BU's budget crisis

Contract negotiations between SUNY and United University Professions (UUP) have left Binghamton University in a budgetary crisis. A new, six-year contract was signed over the summer by New York state and UUP,...


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Editorial: Limiting the libraries

Due to budget cuts, Binghamton University Libraries have been forced to cancel subscriptions to many academic titles and journals. BU is in the midst of a budgetary crisis, in part because of...


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Editorial: Smells like team spirit

Though basketball is the most popular sport at Binghamton University, the student turnout at games is abysmal. Attendance in the men’s first game of the season has declined steadily in the last...


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Editorial: Studying for your midterm (elections)

With Election Day right around the corner, there are numerous important issues that Binghamton University students should keep in mind when heading to the polls. Now more than ever, it’s necessary that...


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Editorial: An end to housing haste

Binghamton University’s Residential Life staff has made changes to the Returning Student Housing Process starting this fall, allowing students to have peace of mind when choosing their housing for the following year....


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Editorial: Fraternizing with formalities

Binghamton University’s new guidelines for fraternity recruitment will work to make recruitment for Greek organizations more similar, but may impose unnecessary regulations. The InterFraternity Council (IFC) and the Office of Fraternity and...


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Editorial: Addressing the Address

Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger’s State of the University Address discussed topics like the University’s impact on the larger Binghamton community and its goal to increase the school’s population to 20,000 students...


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Editorial: BU departments are only supposed to schedule 45 percent of classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Many do not comply.

Several of Binghamton University’s academic departments are violating scheduling rules, forcing students to stack their schedules and deal with overtaxed campus parking. The Faculty-Staff Handbook states, “Academic departments are expected to schedule...


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Editorial: Of primary importance

Only eight people voted on campus in the 2014 primary election, according to official data from the Broome County Board of Elections. The numbers are only slightly better for the general election,...