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Letter to the Editor: Inviting Ben Shapiro to speak disregards his attacks on trans communities

May 22, 2017

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To begin, I advertise a content warning: this letter discusses transphobia and anti-Semitism. By inviting conservative media personality Ben Shapiro to speak, Northwestern University College Republicans are acting in an extraordinarily...

Letter to the Editor: University reactions to ICE protest overlook role of protest as intellectual, free speech

May 22, 2017

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On May 16, 2017, some students on the Northwestern campus protested a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative, who was invited to speak to a sociology class. Since that protest, the students have been vilified i...

Letter to the Editor: Social conscience at Northwestern deserves more class insight

May 21, 2017

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Recent Daily opinion articles and columns have focused on issues surrounding sexism and racism, including “Improving reporting about Native, Indigenous individuals”; “How being Korean American influences my conversations...

Letter to the Editor: Going to class is essential, at heart of college experience

May 18, 2017

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Many people consider Northwestern a leading research university, with top-flight faculty and bright students who have worked hard just to get accepted into the school. And then there is the vision of Chase Reed — who wrote “Attendance policies ...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Underdog’ narrative is important, but so is truth

May 17, 2017

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On May 15, 2017, Northwestern’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine invited a woman charged with complicity in the bombing of a supermarket and the murder of two Israeli students to speak for their Israeli Apartheid Week. As a liberal Jew who’...

Letter to the Editor: Higher education funding cuts are urgent issue for all Illinois residents, NU students

May 14, 2017

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As the end of the spring legislative session in Springfield arrives, hope for a better tomorrow perseveres. Both political parties share some common goals: keep Illinoisans from leaving, attract more residents, business and jobs...

Letter to the Editor: Improving reporting about Native, Indigenous individuals

May 8, 2017

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Below is a letter from Northwestern alumna Ninah Divine regarding student reporting on Native American and Indigenous people that was sent to different campus publications last quarter. It is being published in The Daily Northwestern in ...

Letter to the Editor: New Student Organization Symposium attendance requirement was harmful to student groups, wasted time

May 7, 2017

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Each year, Student Organizations and Activities hosts a mandatory Student Organization Symposium for incoming leaders of executive boards, typically presidents and treasurers. Each University-recognized student group must send...

Letter to the Editor: Medill accreditation decision does not serve students

May 2, 2017

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I write regarding your story, “Medill to not reapply for accreditation from national journalism council,” published May 1. I have great respect for Northwestern, Medill, its faculty and its leadership. I have served on ...

Letter to the Editor: Lack of NU transparency raises questions about rower’s death

May 1, 2017

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In an April 19 article published in The Daily Northwestern, titled "Schapiro, administrators address campus safety during state of University talk,” University President Morton Schapiro stated that campus safety is Northwestern...

Letter to the Editor: Misinformed generalization of fraternity men has potential to expand campus rift

May 1, 2017

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I admit that I did not attend the Take Back the Night march this year — but not for the reasons Adam Davies claims in his op-ed “Fraternity men neglect responsibility with absence at Take Back the Night march.” I am not...

Letter to the Editor: Negative reactions to Kipnis book don’t take into account reporting process, other nuances

April 25, 2017

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In response to the statement about my book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” by the Northwestern Philosophy Graduate Student Association: I understand these are painful subjects to air, but it’s al...