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From the Editor’s Desk: An Open Letter to the GC Community, The Advocate Editorial Staff (p. 3)

CUNY News in Brief:

- Albany Kills Dream, Shafts Libraries (p. 6)

- Gay Activists Protest St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ban, Camilo Gomez (p. 10)

Guest Columnist: U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness, Amy Goodman (p. 12)

Women in the U.S. Workforce: Much to Celebrate, Much to Do, Cristina Pérez Díaz (p. 14)

CUNY Gives ROTC the Boot, Conor Tomás Reed (p. 16)

Copyright and Democracy: The Case for Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, Eric Bayruns (p. 17)

Fighting for a Fair Wage: 15 NOW Comes to NYC, William Blueher & James D. Hoff (p. 20)

The Problem of Reparations for Slavery: New Proposals from the Caribbean Community Address the Legacy of Humans as Property, Gordon Barnes (p. 22)

Edifying Debate:

- Approaching Spiritual Death: Austerity, Intervention, and the Collapse of Morality, Rhone Fraser (p. 27)

- The Search For Life: Why It’s More Likely Than Ever That We’re Not Alone, Greg Olmschenk (p. 31)

Art Review: White Men in Suits: On Abstract Expressionism and Dorothy Krakovsky, Clay Matlin (p. 34)

Event Review: An Unexpected American Utopia, Francisco Fortuño Bernier (p. 38)

Theater Review: A Purim Spiel at Baruch, Dan Venning (p. 42)

News From The Doctoral Students’ Council: Help Pick the Next President! (p. 46)

The Back Page:

- Mind Games, Maryam Ghaffari Saadat

- Ph.D. Comics, Jorge Cham



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