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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 ... 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 ... 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... 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 incom... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern treats anonymous sexual assault reports seriously, and so should we

February 15

Filed under Letters to Editor

I want to begin this response to the letter to the editor published Monday in The Daily entitled “Wait for the facts before rushing to judgement based on unverified accusations” with a very explicit trigger and content warning for rape and sexual assault. As a two-time survivor, I want t... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Wait for the facts before rushing to judgment based on unverified accusations

February 13

Filed under Letters to Editor

Like everyone in the Northwestern community, I was stunned and appalled to receive Chief of Police Bruce Lewis’s security alert informing us that four students attending a Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat party were possibly given a... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Interfraternity Council misses mark with social probation

February 8

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Disclaimer: I write this letter as president of an Interfraternity Council chapter. I do not speak for anyone other than myself. IFC’s recent response, highlighted in a Feb. 8 article from The Daily, to allegations of se... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: SHAPE demands SAE be held accountable

February 8

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

On Tuesday, The Daily reported that the University received four reports of female-identifying students being given a date-rape drug at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Jan. 21. Of the four, two reported being sexually assaulted. Th... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Muslims can think for themselves

Omar Shanti, McCormick senior

February 6

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the Assistant Dean of Weinberg Mark Sheldon’s letter, revealingly titled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” This title does not only reinforce the erasure of the Palestinian people and of the continual punishment inflicted upon them by Israel but also deploys a comm... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Response to letter by philosophy lecturer Mark Sheldon

February 5

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I write in response to the recent letter in The Daily written by Prof. Mark Sheldon, entitled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” His letter expressed dismay that the #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration incl... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: College Democrats on the importance of calling your representatives

January 30

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Within his first 11 days in office, President Donald Trump has issued executive orders that have struck fear and dismay across America and around the world. His actions indicate that the governmental checks and balances will not... Read more »