Recreational sports: Last Tuesday I met with recreational sports director Tom Diehl to address students’ concerns about accommodating the rising demand for soccer. He’s reserved certain times during the week when students can play pickup soccer at Cary Street field.
According to an intelligence report declassified by President Bush Tuesday, the Iraq war has become a “cause celebre” for international terrorists, fueling more terrorism than it has quelled.
This should not be news – in 2005, the State Department omitted data from its annual report on terrorism that reflected a greater than three-fold increase in “significant” terrorist attacks around the world from 2003 to 2004, including a nine-fold increase within Iraq itself.
After addressing the UN recently to try to end the genocide in Darfur, George Clooney was asked if he would run for a political office, a question that he never really gave a yes or no to. In fact he answered like a true politician; he completely dodged the question and changed the subject.
Bill Cosby came to Richmond Friday in the hopes of encouraging each American to donate $8 to a national slavery museum. The comedian and philanthropist was in town supporting the museum’s founder, Mayor L. Douglas Wilder. Each American, not just African-American, should donate to this effort.
New judicial appointment: This week we began interviewing students for the position of associate justice on the Student Judicial Board. The process was very competitive, and unfortunately we had only a single vacancy. However, we eventually had to come to a decision.