Letter to the Editor: On behalf of NU’s Organization of Women Faculty

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To the editor,

Like many university campuses, Northwestern has been targeted by bigotry and with white supremacist symbols in recent weeks and over the years. As members of Northwestern’s faculty, we stand against all words and acts of hate and in support of all members of our community. We believe that a diverse and inclusive Northwestern is a strong Northwestern.

We invite all Northwestern faculty, staff and students to sign our online statement against bigotry (northwestern.edu/nu-against-hate). We also encourage our fellow faculty members to pledge to take their own personal action against hate. Faculty may consider sharing this statement in class, placing it on their syllabi or course website, or posting it on a lab or office door. Together, let’s take a stand against hate and actively support everyone in our community.


The steering committee of NU’s Organization of Women Faculty

Emma Adam, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Fellow, Institute for Policy Research
Karen J. Alter, Board of Lady Managers Chair and Professor of Political Science and Law
Yarrow Axford, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Shana Bernstein, Clinical Associate Professor of Legal Studies
Emma DeCosta, Assistant Professor of Instruction, McCormick School of Engineering
Jillana Enteen, Assoc. Professor of Instruction, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Asian American Studies
Leslie M. Harris, Professor of History
Dana Hill, Clinical Professor of Law
Bryna Kra, Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor of Mathematics
Christine Percheski, Associate Professor of Sociology; Fellow, Institute for Policy Research