University fails to consider students

Cancellation notices fot the Board of Trustees Sept. 14 meeting were posted late Sept. 10. Notices about the postponement of the Career and Organization fairs were issued Monday. However, no one in the administration had thought to cancel classes at that time.

The trustees thought that Hurricane Ivan was enough of a threat to reschedule their Tuesday meeting but where is that same concern for the welfare of the student population?

It’s moving slower than Ivan’s approach to the Panhandle. It is understandable why a meeting that has been highly anticipated by students, faculty, alumni and anyone else who has a vested interest in the University would be cancelled. Another hurricane is threatening Tallahassee and we would not want our beloved trustees stuck here with the students.

While Gainous and Corbin may have avoided, for now, the storm of alumni expected at the BOT meeting, what should students do for the actual storm that is making its way here?

Read updates on the when they may not even have power?

The University’s administration has got to stop putting itself first in emergency situations. Without the students, there is no University.

CBS,FOX wield too much power in upcoming elections

Details surrounding the validity of President Bush’s military records are getting murkier and murkier as news media attempt to bring the issue into perspective.

In its “60 Minutes” broadcast, CBS News aired Saturday reporter Dan Rather investigating the authenticity of documents questioning Bush’s service in the Air National Guard between 1968 and 1973. Rather interviewed a handful of handwriting and document experts to weigh in on the validity of the memos that would disprove Bush’s service record with the Guard.

Their conclusion: he blew off his service duties.

However, other media organizations like FOX News are contesting the credibility of the entire broadcast. Its experts say that the memos could possibly be bogus since they appear to have been generated by computer instead of the 1970s-modeled typewriter.

Outsiders are penning this as a clash between two very partisan networks. We can’t help but agree.

From the looks of things, CBS is entertaining anyone with a grudge against President Bush while FOX remains glued to its four-more-years megaphone. Actions like these make a mockery of journalistic integrity in so much that these reports are shamelessly biased. Viewers and readers are suckered into believing that these claims are factual and credible when, in reality, they are not.

This unclothes a bigger problem that is gaining more notoriety. Media organizations are increasingly wielding their power in a disorderly manner to influence politics, in this case the presidential elections. CBS and FOX must stop presenting audiences with skewed news reports and adhere to the foundation of media ethics-objective reporting.