The Daily Northwestern

Editorial: For governor, vote Biss. More importantly, just vote.

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

March 9, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

We all know it’s true. Young Americans vote at lower rates than older people. At one of the country’s most civically engaged campuses, it’s easy to scoff at the idea of complicity, as we constantly hear Northwestern boast...

Editorial: Body cameras aren’t enough to solve Evanston police issues, racial bias

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 12, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As incident after incident has shown, the issues of racial bias and excessive force that pervade police departments across the country also affect Evanston police — most recently illustrated in the detainment of 60-year-old b...

Editorial: University shouldn’t relegate Black History Month recognition to students

February 4, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

University support of marginalized groups on campus is a storied concern. In 1968, more than 100 students occupied the Northwestern Bursar’s Office in protest after NU failed to meet a list of black students’ demands. Fast forward 50...

Editorial: ETHS censorship of The Evanstonian sets dangerous precedent

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 30, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

This past month, Evanston Township High School administrators trampled over their student journalists. It’s a recurring story at high schools — a student paper publishes a mildly controversial article and the school overreacts,...

Editorial: Evans’ name should be removed from campus buildings

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 3, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern’s difficulties with inclusivity are well documented and continue today. But nowhere does the past permeate into the present more than in the University’s inability to foster a fully inclusive environment for its...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern calls for critical election engagement, endorses Mulukutla, Gambrah

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

One ticket stands for the presidency and executive vice presidency of Associated Student Government, and it appears voting in this election amounts to little more than bureaucratic tedium. But this election requires more active...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern encourages ‘yes’ vote on District 65 referendum

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 3, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board urges voters not just to participate in the local elections Tuesday, but particularly to vote “yes” on the District 65 referendum and authorize increased property taxes in support of...

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern endorses Mark Tendam for Evanston mayor

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

April 3, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

With only one day until Evanston’s mayoral election, The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board endorses Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) to succeed Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. After eight years as 6th Ward alderman, Tendam has gathered extensive...

Editorial: Local elections are more important than ever in Trump era

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

February 6, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Immediately following President Trump’s inauguration, Americans got to work demonstrating at political marches in cities across the United States and protesting at airports following the now-stalled travel ban. These protests, and the political momentum powering them, illustrate that Trump’s noxious agenda will not be enacted wit...

Editorial: We must keep local officials accountable in response to Crosby’s violent arrest

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

January 30, 2017

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As racial bias in policing roils cities across the country, it may be tempting for some to imagine Evanston as immune. Our city consistently brands itself as progressive and welcoming, and Northwestern students in particular may...

Editorial: After response to Women’s Center change, Northwestern should improve communication of major decisions

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

November 22, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

During this year’s peer adviser training, Northwestern PAs were given an hour-long lecture on the resources available to students looking for mental health counseling. One of the resources PAs were taught to direct new students...

Editorial: Ease up credit requirements, help students find balance

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

November 20, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

With the School of Communication’s decision to reduce the required number of credits to graduate, the school’s leadership acknowledged this month something students already knew: When it comes to academic requirements, sometimes less...