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Letter to the Editor: American Music Theatre Project’s operations, selection processes raise concerns

February 4, 2018

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New musicals chosen for Northwestern University’s American Music Theatre Project workshops are presumably selected from America's developing theatre world. However, under current artistic director David Bell — who has led...

Letter to the Editor: Dreamers are not legal pawns, and they’re not trophies either

February 1, 2018

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As we get into resolving the political crisis initiated by this administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, policy makers and advocates often turn to statistics and mathematical...

Letter to the Editor: Bike-sharing models have bigger issues beyond individual companies

January 30, 2018

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After narrowly passing a City Council vote two years ago, Divvy stations made their way into Evanston and throughout Northwestern’s campus. This sounds great on paper, and one need look only at the many overburdened bike racks a...

Letter to the Editor: Being apolitical only serves to perpetuate oppression

January 25, 2018

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A recent column by Wesley Shirola lambasted the tide of polarization that has swept over our country in recent years. He first cites President Donald Trump, but then, in an act of false equivalency, contends that we should all ...

Letter to the Editor: Personal happiness shouldn’t be put above discussing important political issues

January 25, 2018

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In response to Wesley Shirola’s column “Ending politicization in 2018 will make everyone happier,” I believe there are some fundamental issues with the idea of treating happiness as an end goal and something to strive f...

Letter to the Editor: AASP and LLSP demand the resources, autonomy of departmental status

January 23, 2018

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“What aspects of Northwestern appeal most to you?” The supplemental Northwestern application supplement is meant to display why you want to be at this institution that prides itself on a “diverse academic community.” However...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life’s tight-knit communities can foster inclusion, social justice when committed

January 21, 2018

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I come from an overwhelmingly white suburb of Chicago with a median income significantly above the state average. The range of my interpersonal experiences back home is quite limited because of this; yet in my life, I’ve be...

Letter to the Editor: NU can learn from Purdue, other Big Ten institutions

January 21, 2018

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As a member of the Big Ten, NU shares hefty revenues from the conference's cable TV sports network. Why not share other schools' practices as well? Purdue University is a good place to start. Mitch Daniels became Purdue's pre...

Letter to the Editor: My Greek experience paved way for new opportunities

January 18, 2018

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As a Northwestern Greek graduate, I felt the need to reply when I read Alex Schwartz’s column from last week. My priorities in college were to both launch a career and to grow as a leader.  My Greek days at Northwestern were long ago in th...

Letter to the Editor: To promote diversity and inclusion, NU needs robust free speech policies

January 16, 2018

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Historian of science and intersex patient rights advocate Alice Dreger will speak on Jan. 24 in Lutkin Hall for her first public talk at Northwestern since resigning from our medical school’s faculty in 2015. As president of Northwestern’s Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, I invited her to ...

Letter to the Editor: The Pseudo Knitting Club explains itself

January 15, 2018

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First off, we do apologize for our initial act; it was a bit much, no? But we would like to take this opportunity to explain ourselves, and in so doing, hopefully spur the reflection and dialogue that have proven invaluable in...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern’s actions are not living up to its values

December 8, 2017

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In my five years as a graduate student at Northwestern, I’ve noticed a pattern in the University’s behavior. NU is fond of portraying itself as a progressive and totally inclusive environment for scholarship; however, its...