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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 24, 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...

Letter to the Editor: 30 LGBTQ+ students endorse Sky + Em

April 13, 2018

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We, as members of the LGBTQ+ community at Northwestern University — as activists, as advocates and as allies — are voting for Sky Patterson and Emily Ash for student body president and vice president. We fully believe that...

Letter to the Editor: For student body leaders, Sky and Emily are the wrong choice

April 12, 2018

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Editor's note: The Letter to the Editor from a former senior member of Associated Student Government published on April 12, 2018, concerning the merits of then-candidates Sky Patterson and Emily Ash, has been retracted. In lo...

Letter to the Editor: 52 student leaders endorse Sky and Em

April 11, 2018

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We, as current and former student leaders at Northwestern, endorse Sky Patterson and Emily Ash for president and executive vice president of the student body. We know that students are tired of Associated Student Government...

Letter to the Editor: Sky and Em are unafraid to take on sexual assault, create queer spaces

April 10, 2018

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On college campuses across the country, two of the issues I find to be imperative in the current moment are the fight against campus sexual assault and the creation of more spaces for queer students — especially queer students...

Letter to the Editor: Sky and Em call for divestment from guns

April 9, 2018

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From the beginning, we’ve wanted our campaign to be about reclaiming power for students. We know that our strength is built from large numbers and coalitions across different communities on this campus that force the University...

Letter to the Editor: Course affordability involves more than textbooks

April 5, 2018

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Six months ago, in a hallway in East Fairchild, I wrote a petition about textbook affordability based on a simple idea: Students already pay tens of thousands of dollars in tuition — what is that tuition money for if it does...