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Letter to the Editor: My Greek experience paved way for new opportunities

January 18, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Northwestern Greek graduate, I felt the need to reply when I read Alex Schwartz’s column from last week. My priorities in college were to both launch a career and to grow as a leader.  My Greek days at Northwestern were long ago in th...

Letter to the Editor: To promote diversity and inclusion, NU needs robust free speech policies

January 16, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Historian of science and intersex patient rights advocate Alice Dreger will speak on Jan. 24 in Lutkin Hall for her first public talk at Northwestern since resigning from our medical school’s faculty in 2015. As president of Northwestern’s Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, I invited her to ...

Letter to the Editor: The Pseudo Knitting Club explains itself

January 15, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

First off, we do apologize for our initial act; it was a bit much, no? But we would like to take this opportunity to explain ourselves, and in so doing, hopefully spur the reflection and dialogue that have proven invaluable in...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern’s actions are not living up to its values

December 8, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In my five years as a graduate student at Northwestern, I’ve noticed a pattern in the University’s behavior. NU is fond of portraying itself as a progressive and totally inclusive environment for scholarship; however, its...

Letter to the Editor: Focus on listening to survivors, not saving Northwestern Greek life’s face

December 7, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For background, I identify as a cisgender Asian American woman and am not a member of any sorority. I am also currently studying abroad and have been following campus conversations about sexual assault related to Greek life through...

Letter to the editor: How the Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act will hurt American higher education

December 2, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I have been feeling helpless and angry, lying awake in the dark with my heart pounding in my ears. The Republicans just voted to pass their tax bill. It was revised, scribbled and not given sufficient reading time. It passed in...

Letter to the editor: Far more heroes than villains in Northwestern’s Greek life

December 2, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I would like to preface this letter by warning that it talks about sexual assault and sexual violence, and by saying to any survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual violence that your stories matter. The actions of perpetrators...

Letter to the Editor: Disempowerment of women is not a framework for discussing personal inconvenience

November 30, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Fraternity and sorority life can be a torrid topic in college. The largely predominant Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association influence the social life for many NU students — even beyond the 2,000-plus students...

Letter to the Editor: Freshmen women, save yourselves, don’t go Greek

November 28, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Sororities can initially seem attractive. They provide underclass women the opportunity to meet new people and socialize in traditionally collegiate ways — these spaces provide underclassmen with social experiences that cannot...

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Fayvus Naroditski, a strong, caring man

November 23, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

It’s odd how the greatest insight I can get into my grandfather’s perspective on life is through his jokes. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no reserved man, not even in his 90s. A lot of old people try to hide the countless tiny ...

Letter to the Editor: Virginia’s elections hold significance for national politics

November 21, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Two strong signals were sent to the nation as the results of Virginia’s Nov. 7 election trickled in: Americans are rejecting President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda, and progressives are energized and ready to help...