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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...

Letter to the Editor: After Shane Colombo’s death, deepen the conversation about gun violence

September 9, 2018

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For the past four years, many members of our Northwestern community have focused with dedication on a long-term strategic campaign called We Will. The laudable goal of We Will is to directly influence NU’s trajectory of “academic...

Letter to the Editor: Should arrest be the only tool police have in a nonviolent situation?

July 12, 2018

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At the Evanston 4th of July Parade, I was disappointed to find myself arrested for an act of protest. I went to the parade as a cautionary tale from my own heritage: an Abuela de Plaza de Mayo, one of the women whose children...

Letter to the Editor: Notion that Trump is to credit for possible peace on Korean Peninsula is misguided

May 30, 2018

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Many have weighed in and shared their thoughts on recent developments in a promised peace treaty to be signed this year by South and North Korea. Yet I feel that a column written by Wesley Shirola in The Daily Northwestern crediting President Trump for the Panmunjom Declaration, and even possible reunification, requires a response. While I agree it is necessary for the U.S. t...

Letter to the Editor: A response to Joel Harrison and an Open Letter to Northwestern Graduate Students

May 23, 2018

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Dear Joel and colleagues: Let me begin by thanking you for engaging with me in a conversation about funding models for graduate education. My goal is to ensure that you, and all graduate students, are able to pursue academic...

Letter to the Editor: An open letter to The Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff

May 22, 2018

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Dear Dean Woodruff, In your recent email to The Graduate School community, you tried to clarify the school’s decisions to deny funding requests for students beyond their fifth years, emphasizing that they are ineligible for...

Letter to the Editor: Three Unrelated Rule puts off-campus students at risk of eviction

May 20, 2018

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A few years ago, when four Northwestern undergraduates first signed on to a unit off campus, their landlord, aware that four people would actually be living there, drew up a lease for three of them to sign. Several months later,...

Letter to the Editor: Make Whitaker Medill’s permanent dean

May 20, 2018

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As a Medill alum, I'm delighted that Prof. Charles Whitaker will serve as interim dean after Brad Hamm steps down. But why not make Whitaker permanent dean to avoid a time-consuming and expensive national search for a successor?...

Letter to the Editor: Ald. Fiske’s inaction on brothel law could cost her student support

May 17, 2018

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For the past few weeks, Evanston’s City Council agenda has included an item of great importance to many Northwestern students: the brothel law. Don’t let the thought of scattered garter belts or callers in the dead of night...

Letter to the Editor: From memory to action: AEPi’s inspiration for Dog Days

May 11, 2018

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Memory — in its varied forms — is the beating heart of the Jewish tradition, the fruitful phenomenon from which an entire people was born. In Hebrew, the word for “remember” derives from the word “zakar,” directly...

Letter to the Editor: On Syrian airstrikes, learn from American inaction during Holocaust

May 8, 2018

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April 25’s paper described the new exhibit, Americans and the Holocaust, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., for which history Prof. Daniel Greene was the chief curator. One visitor to the...