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Letter to the Editor: In support of mayoral candidate Mark Tendam

April 2, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I am writing this letter to urge Northwestern faculty, staff and students who live and vote in Evanston to support Mark Tendam for mayor in the April 4 election. I am supporting Tendam for several reasons, but will focus on...

Letter to the Editor: NU students, vote in upcoming local election

April 2, 2017

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Municipal elections matter. The lower salience of local elections in the public consciousness means higher turnout can significantly influence election results. And although the majority of Northwestern students are not Evanston...

Letter to the Editor: Alumnus refuses to donate following University inaction on SAE case

March 30, 2017

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To the editor: I was recently contacted by Northwestern’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development staff and asked to renew the senior gift that I had donated last year. I want to write publicly to explain exactly why I...

Letter to the Editor: Save our schools, vote ‘yes’ for District 65 referendum

March 28, 2017

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I'm part of a diverse group of parents and grandparents; community, faith-based, business and educational leaders; and many other everyday Evanston residents supporting a grassroots effort to save our schools and protect our kids...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must reinforce its letter of support for transgender and gender nonconforming students with concrete action

Adam Davies

February 24, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the recent letter from Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president of student affairs, to the Northwestern community about support for students who are trans* or gender nonconforming. As a student who very openly identifies ...

Letter to the Editor: The Big Ten should field mixed-gender tennis tournaments to promote equality

Norman Wang

February 23, 2017

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Northwestern’s 2017 commencement speaker, Billie Jean King, has been a central figure in the gender equality movement. Her victory over Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes was so substantial that it was later written, “In a single ...

LTE: GiGi’s Playhouse Thanks Dance Marathon

Nancy Gianni

February 23, 2017

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Dear NUDM Dancers, It is so cathartic to reach out to the generation I was most afraid of just 13 years ago when my daughter, GiGi was born with Down syndrome. I feared more than anything the way people would treat her and...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘ETHS indefinitely delays transgender policy to comply with federal guidance, avoid legal action’

Jonathan Baum and Gretchen Livingston

February 21, 2017

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To the editor: We are writing as individual members of the ETHS School Board, and attorneys, in response to your Feb. 19 article, "ETHS indefinitely delays transgender policy to comply with federal guidance, avoid legal action." The article appears to be based on incom...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern treats anonymous sexual assault reports seriously, and so should we

February 15, 2017

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I want to begin this response to the letter to the editor published Monday in The Daily entitled “Wait for the facts before rushing to judgement based on unverified accusations” with a very explicit trigger and content warning for rape and sexual assault. As a two-time survivor, I want t...

Letter to the Editor: Wait for the facts before rushing to judgment based on unverified accusations

February 13, 2017

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Like everyone in the Northwestern community, I was stunned and appalled to receive Chief of Police Bruce Lewis’s security alert informing us that four students attending a Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat party were possibly given a...

Letter to the Editor: Interfraternity Council misses mark with social probation

February 8, 2017

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Disclaimer: I write this letter as president of an Interfraternity Council chapter. I do not speak for anyone other than myself. IFC’s recent response, highlighted in a Feb. 8 article from The Daily, to allegations of se...

Letter to the Editor: SHAPE demands SAE be held accountable

February 8, 2017

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On Tuesday, The Daily reported that the University received four reports of female-identifying students being given a date-rape drug at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Jan. 21. Of the four, two reported being sexually assaulted. Th...