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Letter to the Editor: Remembering Jason Arkin on 2-year anniversary with continued calls for awareness, change

May 25, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As we remember our son Jason Arkin on the two-year anniversary of his death by suicide, we wanted to reiterate our letter to the University originally written in September of 2015 with suggestions we made at that time with pertinent u...

Letter to the editor: LLSP, AASP faculty demand University drop disciplinary action against ICE protesters

May 23, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

We, faculty members, staff and general supporters of Latina and Latino Studies Program and Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University, write in support of the students who protested against the presence of a public relations representative of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...

Letter to the Editor: Inviting Ben Shapiro to speak disregards his attacks on trans communities

May 22, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

To begin, I advertise a content warning: this letter discusses transphobia and anti-Semitism. By inviting conservative media personality Ben Shapiro to speak, Northwestern University College Republicans are acting in an extraordinarily...

Letter to the Editor: University reactions to ICE protest overlook role of protest as intellectual, free speech

May 22, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

On May 16, 2017, some students on the Northwestern campus protested a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative, who was invited to speak to a sociology class. Since that protest, the students have been vilified i...

Letter to the Editor: Social conscience at Northwestern deserves more class insight

May 21, 2017

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Recent Daily opinion articles and columns have focused on issues surrounding sexism and racism, including “Improving reporting about Native, Indigenous individuals”; “How being Korean American influences my conversations...

Letter to the Editor: Going to class is essential, at heart of college experience

May 18, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Many people consider Northwestern a leading research university, with top-flight faculty and bright students who have worked hard just to get accepted into the school. And then there is the vision of Chase Reed — who wrote “Attendance policies ...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Underdog’ narrative is important, but so is truth

May 17, 2017

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On May 15, 2017, Northwestern’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine invited a woman charged with complicity in the bombing of a supermarket and the murder of two Israeli students to speak for their Israeli Apartheid Week. As a liberal Jew who’...

Letter to the Editor: Higher education funding cuts are urgent issue for all Illinois residents, NU students

May 14, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As the end of the spring legislative session in Springfield arrives, hope for a better tomorrow perseveres. Both political parties share some common goals: keep Illinoisans from leaving, attract more residents, business and jobs...

Letter to the Editor: Improving reporting about Native, Indigenous individuals

May 8, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Below is a letter from Northwestern alumna Ninah Divine regarding student reporting on Native American and Indigenous people that was sent to different campus publications last quarter. It is being published in The Daily Northwestern in ...

Letter to the Editor: New Student Organization Symposium attendance requirement was harmful to student groups, wasted time

May 7, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Each year, Student Organizations and Activities hosts a mandatory Student Organization Symposium for incoming leaders of executive boards, typically presidents and treasurers. Each University-recognized student group must send...

Letter to the Editor: Medill accreditation decision does not serve students

May 2, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I write regarding your story, “Medill to not reapply for accreditation from national journalism council,” published May 1. I have great respect for Northwestern, Medill, its faculty and its leadership. I have served on ...

Letter to the Editor: Lack of NU transparency raises questions about rower’s death

May 1, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In an April 19 article published in The Daily Northwestern, titled "Schapiro, administrators address campus safety during state of University talk,” University President Morton Schapiro stated that campus safety is Northwestern...