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Shirola: China, WHO grossly negligent in coronavirus responses

Shirola: China, WHO grossly negligent in coronavirus responses

Wesley Shirola, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 17, 2020

The world first became aware of a mysterious illness in China on the final day of 2019 when the nation alerted the World Health Organization of several flu-like cases in Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province with a population of 11 million — over three times that of Chicago’s. The...

Letter to the Editor: Study abroad is within first-generation, low-income students’ reach

Letter to the Editor: Study abroad is within first-generation, low-income students’ reach

February 17, 2020

In “First-generation, low-income students feel priced out of study abroad,” reported by Andrea Bian, I was dismayed to see a misleading headline that sends the message to first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students that study abroad is beyond their reach. Northwestern FGLI students actually study abro...

Huang: Why aren’t all good books good literature?

Huang: Why aren’t all good books good literature?

Yujia Huang, Columnist

February 16, 2020

Why do we read? What distinguishes noteworthy literature from purely pleasure-driven reading? Is it inherently better to read for wisdom and morality than to read for pleasure? Though I do not claim to have the answers to these questions, I do believe that all types of book-reading will remain a salient...

Letter to the Editor: Call for NU to boycott China counterproductive and unjustified

Letter to the Editor: Call for NU to boycott China counterproductive and unjustified

February 14, 2020

Last Sunday, The Daily published a letter to the editor called “Medill Should Boycott China for Press Violations.” Citing various human rights violations regarding China’s treatment of journalists, the letter criticized the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications...

Dudzinski: Why we should kill the filibuster

Dudzinski: Why we should kill the filibuster

Haley Dudzinski, Op-Ed Contributor

February 13, 2020

In 2009, The Black Eyed Peas were topping the Billboard charts, Apple was promoting its new iPhone 3G, and the United States Senate passed the Affordable Health Care Act — the last major piece of legislation our country has seen become law in the last 11 years. Why? The existence of the filibuster....