Letters to the Editor: Oct. 8, 2013
UAF in moral free fall?
It is regrettable that it is necessary to appeal to our collective moral consciences that you consider adding your input to LIVE office at UAF Wood Center to stop the “Nearly Nude Run” associated with their annual event “Starvation Gulch.”
Ostensibly done for a good cause to support the Fairbanks Resource Agency (FRA), last week UAF students were encouraged to donate their outer garments and to virtually strip down to their underwear to run a mile “Nearly Nude” in broad daylight.
Because according to their website, last year alone, FRA received 523 tons of clothing and fabric items (that is over one million pounds), what possible significance did the comparatively scant amount of clothing reported donated from the shivering UAF students really benefit, “Nearly Nothing.”
Is it possible that the LIVE office is inadvertently endorsing and promoting UAF students to publicly display their “Nearly Naked” bodies? I hope not. Heartily agreeing with Edmund Burke’s quote, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” I appeal to you to do something, by lending your influence and also registering your concerns to the LIVE office in order that this disgraceful “Nearly Nude Run” event may immediately cease and plans be banned in the future.
Karl W. Sapp
CBM and CCC Events Coordinator