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Letter to the Editor: Dance Marathon is a biodome of oppressive systems

March 9, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Every year, Dance Marathon committee members take over The Rock, Norris University Center and other spaces throughout campus to encourage members of the Northwestern student body to fundraise an expected minimum of $400 to dance...

Letter to the Editor: On International Women’s Day, Women’s Center remains committed to gender inclusion, women’s history

March 8, 2018

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International Women’s Day is celebrated March 8 in schools and communities throughout the world. The observance grew out of the International Women’s Conference in 1910 as a way to assert women’s rights. Women marched in ...

Letter to the Editor: Vandalizing The Rock precludes effective dialogue about Greek life

March 4, 2018

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I understand — and largely agree — with students’ issues regarding Greek life, and these positions have forced me to have serious internal debates about my involvement. I, along with many in my Phi Delta Theta pledge class,...

Letter to the Editor: Engage with potential ASG tobacco smoking referendum

February 28, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Within the last decade, one particular issue has continued to remain an unresolved discussion on campus despite having resurfaced numerous times — tobacco smoking on campus. As this issue directly impacts a large portion of...

Letter to the Editor: Guns are the central issue in gun violence

February 25, 2018

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While I appreciate publishing opinion pieces from all sides, I think Jacob Rowden’s column on gun control leaves out a lot of important facts. To start, only a few comprehensive, published studies on the subject exist because we are widely prevented from studying gun violence and...

Letter to the Editor: Disclose and divest NU’s firearms funding

February 22, 2018

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Three student movements have focused on Northwestern’s endowment investments: Fossil Free NU, Unshackle NU and NU Divest. It's time to add a fourth: Divest Firearms Funding. Gun makers fuel the National Rifle Association's...

Letter to the Editor: Building a graduate union: A labor of love

February 20, 2018

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Graduate students at Northwestern lead busy lives. We teach undergraduates and grade their projects and exams. We write grant proposals and perform research. And when we have exhausted those duties, we study for our own courses,...

Letter to the Editor: It is time for us to act for Parkland

February 19, 2018

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We know them all by name. Columbine, Newtown and Orlando are just a few. Last Wednesday, another place was added to this list: Parkland, Florida, my hometown. I’ll be the first to admit that past shootings in the United...

Letter to the Editor: EPD continuously works to improve, recognizes body cameras aren’t sweeping solution

February 17, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Evanston Police Department thanks the Daily Northwestern Editorial Board for its Feb. 11 commentary regarding body cameras’ role in resolving Evanston police issues and racial bias. Focusing attention upon a perceived problem is essential to its resolution. The edi...

Letter to the Editor: AASP and LLSP directors back departmental status campaign

February 13, 2018

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As individual faculty members who are also directors of the Asian American Studies Program and the Latina and Latino Studies Program, we write to express our support for the “To Be Departments” campaign. This campaign, organized...

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...