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Letter to the Editor: President Schapiro erred in defending campus oversensitivity in convocation speech

September 25, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was dismayed to read about Northwestern president Morton Schapiro's remarks to the incoming freshman class in Wednesday's edition of the Daily. His full-throated defense of "safe spaces," and "trigger warnings" — coupled with his ad... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Graduate students should embrace the recent NLRB ruling

September 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that graduate students at private universities are considered employees. This ruling categorizes graduate students as university workers, paving the path for us to form a union.... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Israel, Palestine and Soup — A Call for Campus Pluralism

September 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

What is your favorite soup? Take a moment to think — we’ll come back to it. My name is Charlie and I’m a McCormick senior. I will be serving our undergraduate Jewish community this year as the Hillel representative on... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Will NU dump PC paranoia?

September 18, 2016

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This letter to the editor responds to a previous Daily report, "Schapiro publishes article on campus protests amid controversy over UChicago letter." How nice of Morty to express his views to the Los Angeles Times while not speaking direc... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Response to coverage of Karl Eikenberry’s appointment

June 14, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As individuals quoted in "Saving Karl Eikenberry," we write to set the record straight. To start, the headline is just wrong.  The article describes the Northwestern administration not saving the appointment of Ret. Lt. Gen.... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Ambassador Eikenberry’s withdrawal is Northwestern’s loss at great, and concerning, cost

June 7, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I reviewed student criticism of Ambassador Eikenberry’s nomination for the Buffett Institute with great distress. As a twice-deployed combat veteran and JD-MBA student at Northwestern University, I found the students’ denunciatio... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Our experience challenging the hiring of Karl Eikenberry

June 7, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last Tuesday, we walked into the McCormick Foundation Center Forum to hear Karl Eikenberry address Northwestern about how the United States and its military have “drifted apart,” in a talk sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. After a seven-month saga of his appointment and subse... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The Eikenberry witch hunt

May 30, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The opinions espoused in this article are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of his colleagues, the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, U.S. government or any other government agency. I am a U.S... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern community should attend Eikenberry speech

May 27, 2016

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Over four decades ago, protesters including myself held Northwestern in part responsible for the Vietnam War by the presence of the U.S. Military on campus. When I think back to all the errors we made while opposing the war (and... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘Northwestern shouldn’t require open admission policies for student group’

May 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

This past weekend, the Office of Campus Life announced that it would require student groups to eliminate applications in the coming years. The University already “strongly discourages exclusive groups,” according to a Daily article on the release (how stron... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Open letter by Northwestern faculty requesting a more central role in planning Buffet Institute’s future

May 3, 2016

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Dear President Schapiro and Provost Linzer, The undersigned write you in the hope that lessons can be learned from the questionable process and unfortunate outcome of the recent search for Buffett leadership. That search, begu... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Behavioral economics and the ASG election

April 24, 2016

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I wanted to go skydiving. I made a reservation, paid for it, drove all the way there, flew up in the plane with a parachute on, knelt by the open door and willed myself to jump, but I couldn’t get myself to move. Then the instructor... Read more »