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Trachtenberg: As Jewish community faces challenges, Holocaust-denying professor has no place at NU

Ben Trachtenberg, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

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Monday marked an occasion called Yom HaShoah, a Holocaust Remembrance Day for communities throughout the world to honor the 11 million innocent Jews, Roma, Poles, mentally disabled and LGBTQ people — among others — who died...

Orr: I have not forgotten importance of inclusion, change within IFC community

Rodney Orr, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

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I have remained largely absent in the public eye with regard to the conversations surrounding the Greek community. This has been intentional. I have lowered my voice so that others may be heard louder, particularly those of survivors...

Davies: Fraternity men neglect responsibility with absence at Take Back the Night march

Adam Davies, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

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I am tired of hearing feeble excuses from Northwestern fraternity men: the “not all men” line and the “I’m in a good frat” trope. I recognize the emptiness of those words. At the end of the day, Northwestern administrators...

Condon: An openness to others is an openness to ourselves

Ryan Condon, Op-Ed Contributor

April 24, 2017

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Each one of us has two versions of ourselves that we can present to others. You can give the bullet-pointed, resume version of yourself, or you can give what I’d hope to give you — the uncensored, unapologetically reflective...

Lachow: ‘Freshman fifteen’ jokes, culture are harmful to college students

Hannah Lachow, Op-Ed Contributor

April 24, 2017

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The photo is of a burger, some fries and a very appealing milkshake. The sun is out. The lake and a peep of Chicago are in the background. In every sense of the word, it is an aesthetically pleasing Snapchat. Plastered over this...

Goldrich: Bienen dual degree overworks students, needs structural changes

Nathan Goldrich, Op-Ed Contributor

April 23, 2017

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Each year, students from all around the world apply to Northwestern’s unique five-year, dual-degree program, which enables students in the Bienen School of Music to simultaneously obtain another degree from the Weinberg College...

Newman: On necessities, luxuries and labor in the humanities

Barbara Newman, Op-Ed Contributor, English professor

April 21, 2017

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You love your lit courses — you know you do. Perhaps Dickens was your favorite: You could almost feel the London fog swirling into your lungs. Or how about that wild and crazy Chaucer class where you acted out “The Miller’s...

Kang: An anti-war movement is more urgent now than ever

William Kang, Op-Ed Contributor

April 21, 2017

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Recently the threat of war has, like an ominous storm cloud, smothered us with fear. The war machine that we have seen ravage other countries like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan has only grown with the Trump administration’s...

Anderson and Neumann: A call for unity among Democrats, on campus and beyond

Calvin Anderson and Alex Neumann, Op-Ed Contributors

April 16, 2017

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Over the past two years, the Democratic Party has been tested greatly. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy seemed to promise a return to harmony, unifying the party around a common vision and an extension of the cherished years of President...

Oh: Barry Jenkins’ thoughtful approach to ‘Moonlight’ illustrates importance of reflective, diverse storytelling

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

April 11, 2017

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Last weekend Barry Jenkins — director of this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, “Moonlight” — came to speak on campus. Like quite a few of you, I was there. The event started with a screening of the film. It was my second time seeing it. Again, I soaked myself in the i...

Masson: Following Syria missile attack, news media are perpetuating dangerous U.S. policies

Ryan Masson, Op-Ed Contributor

April 10, 2017

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Immediately following the Trump administration’s missile strike on the al-Shayrat airbase in Syria last Thursday, voices in the mainstream media started manufacturing consent for another war in the Middle East. As news of...

Farkas: A message from SPEAK for Change during sexual assault awareness month

Alana Farkas, Op-Ed Contributor

April 9, 2017

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Since last year, when former President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation on sexual assault, April has been observed as sexual assault awareness month. And given the recent sexual assault allegations at Northwestern, ...