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Letter to the Editor: Reid, Burns should focus on helping people with FOIAs

November 14, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

To The Daily Northwestern, The article “Citizens urge FOIA reform,” published Nov. 8, should have been called “The Devon Reid and Bobby Burns Show!” My recent Freedom of Information Act request was denied, and I be...

Letter to the Editor: My experience as a former SAE brother

November 2, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Content Warning: Sexual assault, sexual violence, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, fraternity culture, rape culture Former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers, I’ve been silent too long and it’s time I told you publicly: stop rushing a ne...

Letter to the Editor: Charles Murray feigns racial ignorance; by inviting him, NU College Republicans do too

November 1, 2017

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Political scientist Charles Murray currently enjoys a role as one of the right's premier "make the libs mad" college acts, and he’ll be at Northwestern on Wednesday as one of NU College Republicans’ two fall speakers. Demanding that M...

Letter to the Editor: Greek alumni must do more to ‘fix’ fraternities

October 31, 2017

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Northwestern's institutions are failing students when it comes to improving fraternity culture on campus. This, sadly, as outrage after outrage has shown, is not news. Those in a position to do something about the problem — the University, the Interfraternity Council, individual chapters and their national organizations — lack the pow...

Letter to the Editor: Coming out is a personal process no one can rush

October 23, 2017

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In response to the brave student who shared his story of accepting his sexuality: I also don't remember how old I was when I figured out I wasn't just slow to hit puberty, but that I actually liked guys. And only guys. I didn't even believe...

Letter to the Editor: Devon Reid must remain Evanston’s FOIA officer

October 12, 2017

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In 2015 I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Chicago Public Schools seeking documentation that would bring to light how the internationally-acclaimed graphic novel “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi came to be banned...

Letter to the Editor: Try to understand student-athletes before criticizing us

October 10, 2017

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In response to Jonah Dylan and his column “Northwestern is running out of excuses,” I urge sportswriters to expand beyond the realm of what you think you know about NU student-athletes before writing another piece criticizing us. ...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern sports are doing OK

October 8, 2017

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Last Thursday, Daily sports editor Jonah Dylan wrote a column arguing Northwestern is running out of excuses for mediocrity. Dylan opened his column by highlighting a weekend’s worth of relatively negative results for Universit...

Letter to the Editor: You don’t have to deal with college stress alone

September 25, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I read with great interest and sadness Isabella Soto's essay for The Spectrum. In the late 1980s, I also experienced high levels of stress and short nights of sleep as a Weinberg undergraduate. For years after graduating, I would j...

Letter to the Editor: Give writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates respect they deserve, don’t miss the point of their work

September 25, 2017

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Recently, The Daily published an op-ed by Jake Gordon about how people should criticize Ta-Nehisi Coates more. Looking at a variety of prominent black intellectual writers, NONE of them, including Coates, go unchallenged. If ...

Letter to the Editor: Read Coates again

September 24, 2017

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Last week, Daily opinion contributor Jake Gordon wrote in his column referring to Ta-Nehisi Coates' recent essay in The Atlantic: “The truth is many low-income whites in the United States do face struggles and Coates’ implicit denial of that w...