Opinion

Intern issues: Making rent or a resume

Scroll through Facebook between the months of June and August, and you are sure to find a snapshot of someone’s internship ID card at some really cool film studio. While an unpaid internship is great for your friend, you’re probably working a part-time job trying to pick up extra hours to pay rent. Seeing those posts is a bit daunting. It gives...

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Administration efforts toward diversity

Guest column by Jeanna Gunner, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, and Daniele C. Struppa, Chancellor of the University There has been a lot of discussion on campus and in The Panther on diversity and ways to ensure a campus that succeeds in bringing people from diverse backgrounds together in meaningful academic, social and civic...

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A call to action from the SGA President

Guest column by Chris Im, SGA President After winning the presidency of Chapman’s Student Government Association (SGA), I immediately got to work to ensure that we as SGA would be doing our job properly. I spent the last months of last semester and all of summer working several hours a day in the office, poring over the constitution, meeting w...

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Public Safety leaves Panthers in the dark

On Friday, Sept. 19, I was surprised to hear that there had been a shooting near Dodge College of Film and Media Arts two days earlier. How had I gone around campus for a full 24 hours and heard nothing about this? After the news broke, I heard multiple students say that they had been near the location of the shooting that night and had no idea...

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Dining hall fails to meet student needs

It’s common wisdom that you shouldn’t drink alcohol on an empty stomach. And you don’t need much wisdom to know that many college students go out drinking on the weekends. Yet Chapman’s dining hall closes at 6:30 p.m. on weekends, roughly four to six hours before most students go out for the night. Chapman’s Randall Dining Commons (RDC...

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Professors weigh in on multicultural center

Dear Panther Editor, We, the undersigned Chapman faculty members, hereby express our support for the students on this campus who are campaigning for a multicultural center at Chapman University. President Doti’s desire to have multiculturalism infuse the entire Chapman campus rather than being cordoned off to a small token area of the campu...

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What ‘yes means yes’ really means

Guest column by Tessa Swinney, junior sociology major California has recently passed the “Yes Means Yes” bill, which will require all state-subsidized universities to adopt an “affirmative consent” standard in sexual assault policies. I’m sure many people are thinking that the idea of someone giving affirmative consent during a sexu...

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Change comes from people, not buildings

Guest column by Mi Mai, 2014 Alumna I've been seeing a lot of discussion in regards to the topic of a multicultural center and the arguments for and against it, which gave me an urge to share my personal experience. When I visited our gorgeous campus five years ago, I just knew it was meant to be. Demographically speaking, I’m a Vietnamese f...

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Faculty equity issue not yet resolved

Chapman University retained Sibson Consulting, an independent firm, to conduct a study of faculty pay to determine whether there are any inequities in pay that relate to gender or ethnicity. The findings of the study were presented at the faculty retreat on Aug. 26. While the results of the study did show that, on average, men are paid more...

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Finance should be taught in schools

I’m going to confess to a couple of things: I don’t know how to do my taxes. I don’t know how to balance a checkbook. I don’t even know what made it so lopsided in the first place. I don’t know what a 401(k) is, and I don’t know what there are 401,000 of. I am in my 17th and final year of education, and in those 17 years, lessons...

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