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Letter to the Editor: Medical costs should be public information

March 18, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor

When you buy a new pair of shoes or go grocery shopping, you know exactly what you will be paying, down to the last cent. Even if you’re unsure, pricing information is easily accessible — whether it be at your local store...

Letter to the Editor: Lockdown illustrates need to better equip students for self-care during, after crises

March 16, 2018

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I teach in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern and also hold instruction on meditation. Last Wednesday afternoon, I was walking through the Evanston campus when the dining staff at Sargent Hall unceremoniously...

Letter to the Editor: Thanking Norris staff for response to campus gun scare

March 15, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the staff of Norris University Center for its response to the security alerts Wednesday. As I walked into Norris and up to Starbucks, I saw dozens of students rushing into a staff office. Being an alum and pastor for a campus student organ...

Letter to the Editor: Please keep dancing, NUDM is a tent, not a biodome

March 13, 2018

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I would like to respond to some of the ideas expressed in the letter to the editor, “Dance Marathon is a biodome of oppressive systems.” Though I personally think many aspects of the aforementioned article are misinformed or we...

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...