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Closson: Now more than ever, we need diverse journalists

Troy Closson, Columnist
February 26
Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, Beyoncé’s Album of the Year loss stirred conversation about diversity and inclusion at the Grammys. This year’s Oscar contenders included significantly more people of color than in previous years, but there’s still room for improvement, both in terms of on-screen representation... Read more »

Lee: The difference between web friendly and print friendly fonts for your resume

Jerry Lee, Columnist
February 26
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I’m writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arguments and dramatically change a text’s meaning. I was creating a resu... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must reinforce its letter of support for transgender and gender nonconforming students with concrete action

Adam Davies
February 24
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the recent letter from Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president of student affairs, to the Northwestern community about support for students who are trans* or gender nonconforming. As a student who very openly identifies as transgender on campus, recent e... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: The Big Ten should field mixed-gender tennis tournaments to promote equality

Norman Wang
February 23
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Northwestern’s 2017 commencement speaker, Billie Jean King, has been a central figure in the gender equality movement. Her victory over Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes was so substantial that it was later written, “In a single tennis match, Billie Jean King was once able to do more fo... Read more »

The Spectrum: In defense of refugees, reflections on the Paris attacks

Carson Brown, Op-Ed Contributor
February 23
Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

I studied abroad in France partly because my family thought it wouldn't be safe for me to study in Morocco. Discussing it on the phone with my mom, Morocco was a stern “no” which almost made me more determined to go, but I could never convince myself that Paris would be a bad alternative to my first... Read more »

LTE: GiGi’s Playhouse Thanks Dance Marathon

Nancy Gianni
February 23
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear NUDM Dancers, It is so cathartic to reach out to the generation I was most afraid of just 13 years ago when my daughter, GiGi was born with Down syndrome. I feared more than anything the way people would treat her and the pain it would cause our family. GiGi’s diagnosis makes her an instant... Read more »

Reed: New Trier parents, students should listen closely to differing perspectives on civil rights education

Chase Reed, Columnist
February 22
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent debate over the benefits of New Trier High School’s upcoming seminar on civil rights stems from a lack of listening. The program assesses student privilege and educates students on racial issues like implicit bias, angering some parents who claim there is a dearth of conservative perspective... Read more »

Schecter: We must use this moment to set a new standard for the Title IX process on campus, across the country

Sarah Schecter, Op-Ed Contributor
February 21
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The past weeks have been trying for our community after the University alerted students earlier this month that it received anonymous reports alleging multiple sexual assaults and druggings at two fraternities. Many of us are angry, upset, even baffled by the prevalence of sexual assault on our campus. We should ch... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘ETHS indefinitely delays transgender policy to comply with federal guidance, avoid legal action’

Jonathan Baum and Gretchen Livingston
February 21
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

To the editor: We are writing as individual members of the ETHS School Board, and attorneys, in response to your Feb. 19 article, "ETHS indefinitely delays transgender policy to comply with federal guidance, avoid legal action." The article appears to be based on incomplete information about the s... Read more »

Cooper: Course packets should be eliminated

Danny Cooper, Columnist
February 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I look through a syllabus for the first time, I always scan the required readings to see if there is a course reader. Though these course packets may be beloved by the owners of Quartet Copies, who seem to have a monopoly on producing them, they are completely unnecessary. Not only are they a... Read more »

Dion-Kirschner: Organizations can act without government to combat climate change

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist
February 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alongside social media accounts and White House web pages, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference on health and climate change was yet another casualty of America’s new political climate. The conference was cancelled without explanation in anticipation of Donald Trump’s anti-environmental... Read more »

Off Script: A better society starts with socially conscious children’s media

Alex Schwartz, Columnist
February 20
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

One of my favorite CDs as a kid was “Free to Be...You and Me,” recorded by Marlo Thomas and featuring other famous actors and musicians from the 1970s. I rarely listened to anything else, and soon I knew most of the songs by heart –– I still remember them today. What I didn’t realize back then... Read more »