The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 34.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Letters to the Editor

I was absolutely astonished when I turned in my application to run for "Ugliest Man on Campus" and found out that I was not allowed to name "Planned Parenthood" as my charity.

Why not Planned Parenthood?

I was told that Alpha Phi<\p>Omega had decided that charities that were too controversial would not be accepted on UMOC applications. The charities that were too extreme also included the American Civil Liberties Union.

Perhaps these organizations are so far out on the fringe of decent society that APO would not wish to sully its good name by associating with them. Or perhaps APO is trying to guide the proceeds of UMOC to certain charities with which it has some interest in supporting. I can only wonder what kind of political agenda APO is trying to enforce here.

Ross A. Lippert '93