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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 12, 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...

Letter to the Editor: Student activists denounce university’s co-optation of Bursar’s Office Takeover, demand action

May 3, 2018

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This week the university has been commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover, when about 120 students occupied the Bursar’s Office on May 3, 1968, in order to demand improvements in the conditions of...

Letter to the Editor: Rock painting mishap signals need for awareness, sensitivity

April 29, 2018

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I’m a co-president of Northwestern’s QuestBridge Scholars Network, yet most students don’t know about the work I do. Even some low-income, first-generation students don’t realize that Quest is for them. My friends probably...

Letter to the Editor: Student leaders urge University to increase support for CARE

April 26, 2018

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Northwestern recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in many positive ways. From the annual Take Back the Night march to educational dialogues, our community takes seriously its responsibility to support survivors —...

Letter to the Editor: Transition to Compass Group raises concern from students, instills fear in workers

April 25, 2018

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Northwestern recently signed a contract solidifying a shift to Compass Group North American as our sole food vendor. Though this decision may mean little to most students, campus service workers, whose livelihoods hang in the balan...

Letter to the Editor: NU should be transparent about dining workers after provider change

April 19, 2018

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Last week the University announced a new dining services partnership that will replace our contract with Sodexo. We are told that the new company, Compass, will ask our employees to remain and keep their pay and benefits intact. I have no opinion as to one ...

Letter to the Editor: Financial aid was not developed to cater to the upper-class

April 17, 2018

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In Heena Srivastava’s recent opinion piece, the author outlines many of the obstacles students have when trying to afford college tuition, especially when they have siblings already enrolled in college. She argues that Northwest...