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Letter to the Editor: NUGW stands in solidarity with trans students

November 13, 2018

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On October 21, the New York Times reported that a memo written by the Department of Health and Human Services sought to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, stating, “Sex means a person’s status as male or femal...

Letter to the Editor: Can NU fix Fisk Hall?

November 12, 2018

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As a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications alum, I applaud interim dean Charles Whitaker's goal to make the school's curriculum meet the needs of today's changing media landscape. But how can...

Letter to the Editor: It is time to stop giving SAE chances

November 8, 2018

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I wrote last year that SAE was unworthy of a spot on our campus. The op-ed published by their president last week did nothing to change my mind. I hold many privileges as a wealthy, white cisgender woman in a PHA sorority, and...

Letter to the Editor: Saving Harley Clarke is a win for the environment

November 4, 2018

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The greenest building is the one that is already standing. Existing buildings represent embodied energy, and that energy is forever lost once a building is demolished. The materials used to build historic buildings like the Harley...

Letter to the Editor: The new SAE will be one of accountability

Tommy Vaughan

November 2, 2018

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Content Warning: This letter is from the president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and references allegations of drugging and sexual assault As president of the newly reinstated Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, I feel it ...

Letter to the Editor: International Office should get rid of student technology fee

November 1, 2018

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I was heartened by the recent article in the Daily concerning Northwestern’s increased support for international students — they need it now more than ever. However, I was dismayed the article did not mention the $50 technology f...

Letter to the Editor: Demolishing Harley Clarke is a win for preservation

November 1, 2018

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Since 2015, the Harley Clarke Mansion has stood empty. The vintage building is nestled between the Grosse Point Lighthouse and Evanston’s Lighthouse Beach in the city’s far northeast corner. As city officials have contemplated...

Letter to the Editor: Why Project Wildcat is worth it

November 1, 2018

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This week, the 2018 Project Wildcat counselor body found out that there would be no PWild trip in 2019. New Student and Family Programs sent out a list to counselors — including the current PWild hiking location and the organiz...

Letter to the Editor: New expectations mean new bar for storming field

October 31, 2018

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Expectations matter. Ask an Olympic medalist or a political victor if they expected defeat. Ask a student who fails an exam whether they expected to pass. Ask Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips, about the importance of...

Letter to the Editor: Bearing witness to a hate as old as time

October 29, 2018

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After 21 years of living in the United States and having never once been confronted with overtly violent anti-Semitism, it’s a strange and chilling thought to know that I was alive during the deadliest attack on the Jewish community...

Letter to the Editor: In wake of Pittsburgh shooting, remember light will dispel the dark

October 28, 2018

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Dear Northwestern, Our hearts are shattered by the heinous and horrific attack on our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. We mourn the 11 holy souls who were so cruelly torn from our midst, pray to G-d to provide strength and...

Letter to the Editor: No student should be forced to choose a career path by sophomore year

October 9, 2018

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I graduated from Northwestern in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and started my career in investment banking. Over the past seven years, I have met with and mentored dozens of students seeking similar career...