A note on this year’s ASG elections

The Daily Northwestern has traditionally endorsed candidates for the Associated Student Government Presidential Election each year. We have decided as an editorial board not to make an endorsement this year.

Our decision stems from a variety of factors. We are cognizant of how divisive ASG campaigns — and this one in particular — can be on campus. We are aware of the level to which the election has polarized campus, and we don’t wish to contribute to an already heated conversation without certainty in our collective stance.

The Daily’s Wednesday night debate was held with the intention of deepening the dialogue surrounding key issues in this year’s election and clarifying differences between candidates that would help voters make informed decisions. We see this as our main role in this particular ASG election.

We hope our news coverage and the letters to the editor we published provide ample information about the choices NU students have in the election. We do not feel publishing an endorsement would add anything new to the coverage or would necessarily make our readers more educated voters.

We encourage NU students to review our election coverage and to reach their own conclusions.