You Are Browsing ‘Letters to the Editor’ Category

Dear Mast Staff, I appreciate your column about the difficulties of parking on campus as a commuter student. I learned that we have a parking committee made up of staff and students on campus, which was news to me. As a senior, I had never heard of this before and I think a lot of students who do struggle...

I am disappointed in the university’s response to unionization efforts by PLU contingent faculty. Given PLU 2020’s emphasis on an intensified university commitment to diversity, justice and sustainability, the administration’s recent efforts to block a union vote seem especially ironic. The right to unionize is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,...

Many have now heard of the contingent faculty organizing to form a union on Pacific Lutheran University’s campus.  Indeed, many may well have read or watched the interviews with faculty (tenured, tenure-track and contingent).The creation of a contingent union came about as the result of months of hard work and discussion by your contingent professors as a means to gain...