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Letter: Response to dangerous fugitives exposed police communication failures

Letter: Response to dangerous fugitives exposed police communication failures

I might have been confronted with sudden violence. Because not one member of law enforcement who saw a woman driving alone into the specific terrain of great danger warned me of it, without my having to ask. Because the search area that night was small — maybe 50 very rural households at most — and none of the dozens of police cars or milling officers were assigned to go house to house warning unsuspecting, isolated, vulnerable residents to “barricade yourself in.” Families did not know. If their doors were even locked, they would in all likelihood have opened them to a young couple.

Letter: Adjunct professors get short shrift

Letter: Adjunct professors get short shrift

The pay is ludicrous — I’m teaching four courses in this spring semester for $10,000. For a typical class size of 20 students, that works out to a per course instructional cost of $125 per student, or $500-625 for a typical semester course load of 4-5 courses taught exclusively by adjuncts (and they do teach over one-third of the courses at New Paltz).