Editor, Adviser and Department Head’s Note:

June 27, 2008

We appreciate our letter writers’ dedication to Louisiana Tech, their support of the university and their freedom of speech. Yet we respectfully disagree with the concept that unreserved support for the university administration and athletic programs must ensue from editors of university newspapers at public schools. If this were the case, the papers would be nothing more than public relations tools. We stand behind the rights of our columnists and bloggers to express their personal opinions.