Category: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor from Professors in the Department of Elementary and Special Education

by Drs. Jeri Gillin, Laura Hauerwas, Susan Skawinski, and Marcy Zipke The members of the Elementary and Special Education Department would like to respond to the recent article that appeared in The Cowl regarding racism in our department.   We are one of the only four-year programs in the country that offers dual certification in […]

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Letter to the Editor: From the Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, Government & Community Relations

by Steven J. Maurano ’78, ‘06P, ‘07P Guest Writer I want to commend The Cowl opinion writer Savannah Plaisted ’21 for her thoughtful piece on Providence College’s community service (“PC Community Service: Begin Locally First”), which appeared on the front page of the Sept. 26 issue of The Cowl.  She is correct – Providence public […]

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Letter to the Editor: Formation in Science as a Liberal Art

by Dr. Seann Mulcahy Guest Writer In 1947, exactly 30 years after its founding, Providence College broke ground on its second academic building, Albertus Magnus Hall. Dedicated in honor of the medieval scholar and Dominican Friar, “Al Mag” was built to serve PC students interested in studying the natural and physical sciences in the era […]

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Letter to the Editor

by Rakeb Max ’22 Guest Writer I’m Rakeb Max and I’m from Minnesota. Currently, I am an economics major with zero intentions of going on to Wall Street. Instead, my fascinations lie in domestic economic policy, specifically socioeconomic disparities in urban communities. I hope to eventually obtain a Master’s degree in public policy and work […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, My time at Providence College is coming to a close. I write to you to discuss one of the clubs I currently lead at PC, the College Republicans, and the path forward I hope it paves for our community. The club changed course this year. Previously, we served primarily as a liaison to […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Father Shanley, I hope you are well during this Easter season. I am now writing to you in the open forum after having tried to reach you privately in two letters dated March 17 and April 5 that have both gone unanswered.  Each of those letters was charitable and sincere yet my request for […]

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Letter to the Editor

by Mattie Henry ’16 “Providence College has lost its way.” This is a sentiment often invoked by rabidly conservative professors, religious third parties, and zealous students looking to force its hand. These actors would like to see the school return to its roots, stoke the fire, and chisel the brimstone. They want Thomistic fundamentalism ardently […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We are faculty at Providence College. We would like to make the following statement in response to events at the College since March 1, when Michael Smalanskas, a senior and a Resident Assistant, posted a bulletin board in support of marriage between one man and one woman. The bulletin board posted by Michael […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, The unfortunate reality evident in our discourse about sexuality is that we have all bought into the lie that human worth and dignity is pendant upon our ability to have others approve of our sex life. I write not to laud or condemn the Resident Assistant from St. Joe’s, but rather to expose […]

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Last Monday, October 30, everything going wrong in my life built up to this huge weight I couldn’t carry anymore, and I was having dark thoughts. Around midnight, I went to the chapel in hopes of getting rid of all the negativity I was feeling. When I realized that the doors were locked, […]

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