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Letters Policy

As part of its commitment to open communication at UCSC, Currents publishes letters in its online editions. Space limitations preclude the publication of such submissions in Currents' newsprint editions.

Current UCSC faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to submit letters for publication. Submissions from other University of California campuses or other academic institutions will also be considered. Anonymous submissions will not be published. The author's daytime phone number and/or e-mail address will generally not be published, but they must be submitted with letters.

Letters must relate to campus activities and issues or address coverage of same in prior issues of the newspaper. Letters must be no longer than 250 words in length.

All letters are subject to editing and may not be published at all if Currents' staff judges them to be of insufficient interest to readers or inappropriate for a university publication. Letters containing personal criticism will not be published.

To avoid redundancy, Currents may also limit the number of letters it publishes on one subject or from one individual.

As a publicly funded publication, Currents is unable to publish advocacy letters regarding union or noncampus elections.

Letters should be submitted to Jim Burns, editor, on Macintosh or PC disks or through e-mail (jrburns@cats) by noon on Thursday before the following week's issue is published.

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