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Freaked out by the new Facebook

September 7, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Wednesday morning untold numbers of college students logged in to Facebook only to find a new feature tracking their every move on the service, from comments to photos, events and groups.

It may seem Orwellian at first, but consider this: the only people who can see what you’ve done on Facebook, depending on your privacy settings, are your friends and your network.

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From the president

September 7, 2006 Executive Editor 0

The academic school year is off to a busy start, and so are the activities of the Student Government Association. Fall Senate elections are coming up soon. If you are interested in representing your fellow Rams as student senator, check out the VCU SGA Web site at www.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

August 31, 2006 Executive Editor 0

‘Not rehired’ response I hate to say it, but in this case Jim Sparks just may be right (“Not rehired,” Aug. 28, p. 22). The problem is that this stigma not only exists at VCU, but in every major college or university in the South as well. While you may have the right to freedom of religion, you certainly don’t have the right to freedom without religion.

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In Brief

August 31, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Cooler heads

In all the hubbub over the reference to a creationist think tank that has since been removed from VCU’s biology textbooks, no one seemed to notice the original context of the reference, which emphasized that evolution is a theory “based on data,” not unlike those relating to cells and atoms.