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Letter to the Editor: Divestment campaigns respond to Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility

November 29, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

On Friday, Nov. 18, the Investment Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees approved the establishment of an Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility. This committee, comprising faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and staff, will be a formal,... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: We are graduate students in support of SEIU

November 22, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

We are graduate student employees who work at Northwestern University. Some of us teach as instructors or teaching assistants, while others assist faculty as research assistants or conduct our own independent research. Regardless... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must halt use of E-Verify

November 17, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

To the Editor, As my students and colleagues reel from last week's election results and look to Northwestern University to become a sanctuary, we might pause to consider that right now NU gratuitously participates in a national worker ID program called "E-Verify." While NU makes a great show of accepting undocumente... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Remembering my grandmother after the Cubs’ World Series win

November 6, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

My Grandma Sowa passed away when I was five. One of my most important memories is reading a passage at her wake. But before that, I never truly got to know who she was. My grandmother suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy ... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: After winning the World Series, a Cubs fan reflects

Casey Reed, Communication '16

November 4, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

It is difficult to assemble my thoughts after the greatest night of my life. Although the Cubs have struggled historically for over a century, even relatively young Cubs fans like myself have known heartbreak and known it well.... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Fostering the next generation’s civic engagement begins in the classroom

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For many Northwestern students, November will be the first time they cast a ballot in a presidential election. In just a few weeks, students will be lined up to pull a lever that will determine the course of our nation — no... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: A response from MARS executive board

October 18, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

We failed you, Northwestern, and we can be better. Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault, known as MARS around campus, started in 2010 as a half-dozen guys who saw sexual assault as inherently a men's issue. In an effort to stand... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘We should abolish Greek life at NU, and it wouldn’t be as hard as you think’

October 10, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Mr. Boxerman, in his article on Greek life, focuses primarily on its problems. Surely, he’s heard about the benefits: friendships, meeting new people within the Greek system, service and philanthropy, to name a few. But the author assert... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The American Federation of Teachers is the right choice for grads

October 5, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that grants graduate teaching and research assistants at private universities the same collective bargaining rights as their peers in public institutions within... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘Why classrooms should make students learn rather than merely feel safe’

October 2, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I commend the honest discussion about the need to be both intellectually and emotionally challenged in college. Indeed, adversity affords the opportunity for growth and learning, both in and out of the classroom. But from my ow... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Why classrooms should make students learn rather than merely feel safe

September 29, 2016

Filed under Letters from Editor, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Amid all the words, some inflammatory and others helpful, about safe spaces and trigger warnings, how am I, a teacher, supposed to think about my pedagogy? Our own President has opined on the matter as has The Daily. Not to mention... Read more »

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

September 25, 2016

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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 »