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Letter to the Editor: Disempowerment of women is not a framework for discussing personal inconvenience

November 30, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Fraternity and sorority life can be a torrid topic in college. The largely predominant Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association influence the social life for many NU students — even beyond the 2,000-plus students...

Letter to the Editor: Freshmen women, save yourselves, don’t go Greek

November 28, 2017

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Sororities can initially seem attractive. They provide underclass women the opportunity to meet new people and socialize in traditionally collegiate ways — these spaces provide underclassmen with social experiences that cannot...

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Fayvus Naroditski, a strong, caring man

November 23, 2017

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It’s odd how the greatest insight I can get into my grandfather’s perspective on life is through his jokes. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no reserved man, not even in his 90s. A lot of old people try to hide the countless tiny ...

Letter to the Editor: Virginia’s elections hold significance for national politics

November 21, 2017

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Two strong signals were sent to the nation as the results of Virginia’s Nov. 7 election trickled in: Americans are rejecting President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda, and progressives are energized and ready to help...

Letter to the Editor: Reid, Burns should focus on helping people with FOIAs

November 15, 2017

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To The Daily Northwestern, The article “Citizens urge FOIA reform,” published Nov. 8, should have been called “The Devon Reid and Bobby Burns Show!” My recent Freedom of Information Act request was denied, and I be...

Letter to the Editor: My experience as a former SAE brother

November 2, 2017

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Content Warning: Sexual assault, sexual violence, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, fraternity culture, rape culture Former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers, I’ve been silent too long and it’s time I told you publicly: stop rushing a ne...

Letter to the Editor: Charles Murray feigns racial ignorance; by inviting him, NU College Republicans do too

November 1, 2017

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Political scientist Charles Murray currently enjoys a role as one of the right's premier "make the libs mad" college acts, and he’ll be at Northwestern on Wednesday as one of NU College Republicans’ two fall speakers. Demanding that M...

Letter to the Editor: Greek alumni must do more to ‘fix’ fraternities

November 1, 2017

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Northwestern's institutions are failing students when it comes to improving fraternity culture on campus. This, sadly, as outrage after outrage has shown, is not news. Those in a position to do something about the problem — the University, the Interfraternity Council, individual chapters and their national organizations — lack the pow...

Letter to the Editor: Coming out is a personal process no one can rush

October 23, 2017

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In response to the brave student who shared his story of accepting his sexuality: I also don't remember how old I was when I figured out I wasn't just slow to hit puberty, but that I actually liked guys. And only guys. I didn't even believe...

Letter to the Editor: Devon Reid must remain Evanston’s FOIA officer

October 12, 2017

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In 2015 I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Chicago Public Schools seeking documentation that would bring to light how the internationally-acclaimed graphic novel “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi came to be banned...

Letter to the Editor: Try to understand student-athletes before criticizing us

October 11, 2017

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In response to Jonah Dylan and his column “Northwestern is running out of excuses,” I urge sportswriters to expand beyond the realm of what you think you know about NU student-athletes before writing another piece criticizing us. ...