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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

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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

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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 »

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘More compassion needed in abortion debate’

April 21, 2016

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In his compelling article “More compassion needed in abortion debate,” Jose Trejos articulates several spot-on frustrations in the abortion debate. At times, the debate seems to unfairly place blame on women. In addition, it can be difficu... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘Student activists protest outside Schapiro’s house’

April 20, 2016

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It seems clear that the moral compass of Northwestern trustees is firmly fixed on the bottom line. They put return on investment ahead of responsibility to all of NU's stakeholders by refusing Morty Schapiro's request to divest en... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Buffett Institute directors support Eikenberry’s appointment

April 10, 2016

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Dear Editor: As has been reported in The Daily Northwestern, Karl Eikenberry’s appointment is stirring up controversy among some Northwestern faculty and students. People are criticizing the appointment process, his credentials and his military background... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: 43 current and former student group leaders support Joji and Archie

April 7, 2016

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We, as current and former members of Associated Student Government's executive board and student group leaders on campus, are proudly supporting Joji Syed and Archie Baskaran for ASG President and Vice President. We encourage... Read more »

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