Action not words

It’s funny how people remember things. Take names as an example. Names tend to sink in much deeper in our minds when we can relate it to the actions or events that take place around it. That’s why changing NIU to UNI is as Robert Lane put it, “the rough equivalent to polishing the rails on the Titanic.” If NIU changes its name without changing some of its controversial actions such as raising tuition costs while eliminating programs or sponsoring condom contests instead of promoting abstinence, it would be the rough equivalent to polishing the rails on the Titanic then painting the rest of it putrid-orange. If we want NIU to be looked upon with respect and dignity, we must start with changing our actions—not our name.



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