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Do Big Red Arches Work?

Whatever your opinion is of the war in Iraq and Cornell's Big Red Arches, the New York Times seems to have picked up on on an interesting development.

Apparently, the Iraq war has brought sectarian strife between Sunni and Shiite not only in the war-torn country, but also across college campuses nationwide. At the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, and Rutgers, for example, Sunni students have started to openly taunt Shiite for their less conservative views.

But not Cornell. Our Alma Mater, according to the Times, is an "oasis of tolerance."

It looks like Bush just found an alternative to his proposal for a surge in troops. Why not recruit some of Cornell's finest Campus Life employees to implement their own diversity campaign in Mesopotamia?

But regardless of whether or not the diversity arches did anything besides anger campus conservatives, Ezra - always the non-sectarian promoter - would be proud.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on February 05, 2007 (#)

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