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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v10n5 (02/03/2011) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama About Egypt

As political scientists, historians, and researchers in related fields who have studied the Middle East and US foreign policy, we the undersigned believe you have a chance to move beyond rhetoric to support the democratic movement sweeping over Egypt. As citizens, we expect our president to uphold those values.

Buffalo State Students and the Neighborhood

I’d like to respond to the recent article “The Neighborhood Strikes Back” (Artvoice v10n1) and the responses to it. I have been a community leader in that neighborhood since 2000, when my neighbors and I attempted to ameliorate these same problems described in the article. In 10 years of dealing with this we have not seen any significant change and we’ve talked to students, met with police, the city, the college, the State Liquor Authority, the health department, New York State, etc.…to no avail. Things may temporarily quiet down but each new crop of students starts the same thing again every year.

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