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IMPRESSIONS 

March 2002

MARCH ONLINE IMPRESSIONS EDITION

NEWS

Pitt cheerleaders and dance team rock the Fitzerald Fieldhouse

Panthers celebrate Big East West Championship at the Fieldhouse

Controversy arises for SGB, Delta Tau Delta, and Rainbow Alliance

Students participated in different activities near the cafeterias

Bread for the world promotes hunger awareness

Habitat for humanity fundraises with creativity

IMPRESSIONS

Editorial: SGB's board appointment raises questions

Letters to the Editor:

The sinfulness of homosexuality is up for debate!

Principles of oppression hurt society

Israel: Whose land is it anyway?

"Mi casa es su casa": My home is your home

One man's sorrow should not be another's joy.

Bensylvania by Ben Goldblatt

Play the NCAA Tournament contest to win money

ENTERTAINMENT

Review of Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand

Hip-hopper KRS-One once again comes to Pitt

SPORTS

Pitt finishes at the Fieldhouse with firepower

Knight and Howland receive Big East honors

EXPRESSIONS

Jubilee Afrikana rocks the Hilton Hotel in Downtown

Only the right antidote can protect your life

There is evidence to support Christ's resurrection

Mannafest conference helps rock the Holiday Inn in Ohio

Some of God's Children choir rocks the William Pitt Union

SPECIAL FEATURE

Gospel revealed through semantics and word play

In remembrance of 'Good Friday', the top 25 student responses to 'Loving the world God...'

God's love is alphabetically revealed in random languages

Students reflect on the cross through poetry

 

 Editorial:

SGB's board appointment raises questions

After an investigation, the PS does not feel that Rainbow Alliance President Sandra Telep should have been appointed to board. Ladies and gentleman of the student body, the question you need to ask yourself  is whether or not there was a conflict of interest among many board members when they presided over the meetings that eventually chose Telep as the eighth board member over all the other candidates that applied.

The news article by Mr. Reddy will show that there was a connection between Rainbow Alliance President Telep, three Greek fraternities, and few members of Student Government Board even before Telepís appointment. There is a lot of evidence that has come across our way that has put a cloud of judgment on this decision by the 7-member board.

All these circumstances could be coincidental to her being chosen as a board member  or they could be circumstantial evidence to show there was a conflict of interest within the SGB that appointed Telep. It is up to you to decide.

Is it not suspicious that the Delts and Rainbow Alliance have crossed paths even before Telep was appointed to replace Howard?

Donít you think it is also suspicious that board member Kerianne Ludwig, who was the former president of Rainbow Alliance agrees to personally make sure to get a diverse group of applicants at the Jan 28,02 public board meeting and one of the candidates who applied for the board position happens to be the current president of  Rainbow Alliance?

Is that diversity, you tell me!

What did most of the board members who decided to be the judge and jury in deciding who they appointed have in common?

They all had a conflict of interest in being the judges since Greek community and Rainbow Alliance was entangled in the flier controversy. Members of the Greek community make the majority of the board.

Did they have a right in deciding whether a Rainbow Alliance candidate was  appointed since there was a conflict of interest?

Did Ludwig have a right in deciding whether her colleague was appointed since there was again a conflict of interest?

The issue in this appointment is also whether or not justice and fairness prevailed in the application process.

Were the cards stacked in favor of Telep from the beginning since she was one of the students hurt through a member of Delta Tau Deltaís posters across campus?

Was the time spent by the other applicants who were interviewed a kangaroo proceeding? For it to be a fair selection process should the board members have excused themselves from choosing the eighth board member when they found out that a member of Rainbow Alliance applied?

Should they have asked for a neutral party to do the interview proceedings for the applicants? How do you know as a student whether you  got the most qualified candidate to represent you on board just because they say so?

There are so many questions and so little answers ladies and gentlemen of the student body. It is up to you to come to the decision whether or not the appointment was fair and just or if there should be a reapplication process and have people other than the board appoint the eighth board member.

 If you know of  anyone who was chosen as an applicant for any position and you believe that person should not be there, we ask you to send your reasoning to the Pittsburgh Standard at Express Your View.  We will inquire of the situation for you.

Express Your View