‘Women,’ ‘Mississippi’ must remain in university’s name

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sixty years ago the Class of ’49 graduated from MSCW. We were the largest class ever to attend — over 500 — and more than 300 of us made it all four years.

We shared a wonderful time — a lasting education, caring professors, the war was over and we had each other. I was president of my sophomore, junior and senior classes and have been in contact with all our remaining classmates.

By unanimous votes, we want MUW to become MUWM, We certainly think that a school with such a long and respected history in education should keep “Mississippi” and “Women” in its name.

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We have contacted as many senators and representatives as we could. If you agree with us, let people know.

Dot Moore Dorman


Cartoon offensive

I am writing in regard to the cartoon of Michael Jackson in the July 7 edition. It amazes me that one would associate a monkey in the Book of Life for a person. I know that God has a sense of humor but come on, that’s no way to compare a human being at his time of getting into heaven.

I think that it is racist and unbecoming of a known newspaper to even print. There should be limitations on uncivilized photos and remarks.

God is a God of love not of hate and this will produce hate, especially in Mississippi.

Louvercia Nichols


Jackson disrespected

I was really disturbed to see Bill O’Reilly and U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., attacking Michael Jackson on and after his memorial was held. Mr. O’Reilly says black and white Americans are glorifying Mr. Jackson.

Michael Jackson is dead and gone and has or will be facing the greatest moment of all moments that we all will have to face and that is standing before the almighty creator to be judged. I hope he was right with God, so just let the man rest in peace.

Are we the America who promises justice, equality and freedom or the America that says do what I say do, but don’t do as I do? Is it justice or just us?

Terence Judge


People too complacent

There should be a great cry of rage all over this whole nation about what is happening to this land of the free. It seems though, that all have become so callous and complacent it will take some totally unbelievable catastrophe to get their attention.

Only a short few years ago, just about any kind of abortion was absolutely horrible. Now unborn people (babies) are slaughtered and no one but God even takes notice. Rest assured, He does notice.

We elect people to represent us who immediately forget all the things they promise when the ask for our vote. From the time they are elected until it is time to be re-elected, it is their own personal agenda. Then we put them right back in and expect them to be different. It does not happen.

The TEA parties in April were about the Congress and high officials forgetting their promise of representing the people in a fashion that is best for the country as a whole. I feel we should be holding TEA parties right here at home. We have all kinds of crime and corruption right here in our own county and city that we should be concerned about, most of which we never hear about. We talk about it among ourselves while our local politicos laugh at us as rightly they should if we are unwilling to ask for a proper accounting. We really should demand an accounting.

In years gone by, people could depend on the local news services to help keep informed on what the crooks were up to. That’s no longer true and it is one of the greatest shames of all.

If our local news service does not give good coverage, then all we have is word of mouth and, contrary to popular belief, that doesn’t go very far. The people deserve better.

R.G. Hollowell