Editorial: Livestock antibiotics should be regulated

For years, the practice of giving antibiotics to livestock in attempts to encourage growth and ward off infections has gone unaddressed by the Food and Drug Administration, an omission that has finally been rectified.

Byrd: Abe tops the Pope

Last week, Time magazine gave its (somewhat) prestigious honor of "Person of the Year" to the recently inaugurated Pope Francis, because of his reforming, almost radical tonal (but not policy) shifts on gay marriage and women's ordination while also taking a rabble-rousing, populist economic stance, slamming trickle-down economics and the "idolatry of money."

Ponnada: English curriculum is inclusive

Last week, my fellow columnist Ashley Lee expressed her frustration with the UI English Department's failure to include perspectives from different races. Lee wrote, in her column titled "Teach lit in black and white," that she isn't sure what the English Department and UI faculty expect undergraduate students to take away from this major that she claims ignores the voices of individuals who do not come from European or other white backgrounds.

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