Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

Letter to the Editor: Response to Mims’ Spectrum column

Karyn Reif

February 11, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The students who work for Northwestern’s Phonathon program are some of the University’s most important ambassadors. By sharing their personal stories with alumni, they strengthen the ties between alumni and students and help... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Response to Ettinger on sorority recruitment

Ben Connelly

February 10, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

After reading a recent article in The Daily on hazing during sorority rush, I found myself unsurprised to hear that some people have a hard time during the process. That’s a well-known fact; however, I have never heard of th... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Schapiro, Linzer strongly back Karl Eikenberry’s appointment as executive director of Buffett Institute

Morton Schapiro and Dan Linzer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Daily Northwestern yesterday published a letter to the editor by a group of faculty regarding the appointment of Karl Eikenberry as executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. As we have communicated previously to faculty m... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Open letter by Northwestern faculty in support of academic integrity

February 9, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The undersigned 46 Northwestern faculty urge University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Daniel Linzer to withdraw the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. and former ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry as executive directo... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must “divest” from investment secrecy

Dick Reif

February 2, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Daily recently reported that Northwestern is among three universities agreeing to sign the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment to create transparency for endowment fund allocations. Great news. But NU will only... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Concerning the use of Evans’ name

Native American & Indigenous Student Alliance

January 18, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

This letter is a response to the recent article on the petition to remove John Evans’ name from campus in which President Morton Schapiro is quoted as saying, “I think sanitizing history is a mistake, I think taking people’s names off as if they never existed is a mistake and I think at an educational in... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Banning bottled water at Northwestern is an unhealthy policy

Chris Hogan

December 6, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

People need to drink more water. The consumption of water, whether from the bottle or the tap, is a good thing, but banning or restricting access to bottled water on Northwestern’s campus, while keeping available less healthy sodas and sports drinks, would prevent people from choosing the healthiest packag... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Northwestern, from the President of NUCR

Harrison Flagler

November 17, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Monday evening, the Northwestern University College Republicans (NUCR) were proud to host former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at Norris University Center. Speaker Gingrich spoke on a wide array of topics, from domestic ... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Our Black House matters to everyone

Jeffrey Sterling

November 15, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In 1968, black students at Northwestern took action for survival and self-determination on campus. Then, as now, blacks represented a disproportionately low percentage of the student body and needed specific culturally sensitive... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Asian Americans and college admission standards

Norman Wang

November 2, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Henry Cao should be commended for addressing the important and controversial topic of affirmative action in college admissions. Asian Americans are a heterogeneous group including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese a... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Response to Balk

Alexander W. Stephens

October 21, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Tim Balk raises many interesting issues in his recent piece “Let’s retire the ‘state school’ chant” about Northwestern game chants. However, he is simply just wrong about the entire issue. At the heart of the “st... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The true meaning of awareness

Nathan Bennett

October 15, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For the last month, I have not gone a night without waking up to a notification on my phone alerting me to the latest tragedy taking place in Israel, the West Bank or Gaza. At first, the events unfolding seemed to fit a common... Read more »