Send a Letter to the Editor
Anyone may submit letters to the editor of The Observer. Items submitted by members of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary's community will be given preference for publication.
All letters submitted to The Observer must include the author's signature, affiliation with the University or College, and phone number. Letters may not exceed 350 words. The Viewpoint editor may shorten any letter regardless of length.
The Viewpoint Department reserves the right to edit all commentaries. The Observer has no obligation to print submitted commentaries. Such works will not be printed if they are libelous, unintelligible or irrelevant. The Observer will not publish commentaries deemed offensive, discriminatory or hateful.
Commentaries submitted as letters to the editor may not exceed three in number from the same individual or organization within the same academic semester.
All letters to the editor must be verified before publication.
Paid employees of The Observer are not permitted to have their commentaries appear in the Viewpoint section as letters to the editor. Regular columnists and members of the Viewpoint staff also are not eligible to have their commentaries appear in the Viewpoint section as letters to the editor. The status of such individuals is determined by the Viewpoint editor.
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