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Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘We should abolish Greek life at NU, and it wouldn’t be as hard as you think’

October 10, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Mr. Boxerman, in his article on Greek life, focuses primarily on its problems. Surely, he’s heard about the benefits: friendships, meeting new people within the Greek system, service and philanthropy, to name a few. But the author assert...

Letter to the Editor: The American Federation of Teachers is the right choice for grads

October 5, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling that grants graduate teaching and research assistants at private universities the same collective bargaining rights as their peers in public institutions within...

Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘Why classrooms should make students learn rather than merely feel safe’

October 2, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I commend the honest discussion about the need to be both intellectually and emotionally challenged in college. Indeed, adversity affords the opportunity for growth and learning, both in and out of the classroom. But from my ow...

Letter to the Editor: Why classrooms should make students learn rather than merely feel safe

September 29, 2016

Filed under Letters from Editor, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Amid all the words, some inflammatory and others helpful, about safe spaces and trigger warnings, how am I, a teacher, supposed to think about my pedagogy? Our own President has opined on the matter as has The Daily. Not to mention...

Letter to the Editor: President Schapiro erred in defending campus oversensitivity in convocation speech

September 25, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was dismayed to read about Northwestern president Morton Schapiro's remarks to the incoming freshman class in Wednesday's edition of the Daily. His full-throated defense of "safe spaces," and "trigger warnings" — coupled with his ad...

Letter to the Editor: Graduate students should embrace the recent NLRB ruling

September 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that graduate students at private universities are considered employees. This ruling categorizes graduate students as university workers, paving the path for us to form a union....

Letter to the Editor: Israel, Palestine and Soup — A Call for Campus Pluralism

September 19, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

What is your favorite soup? Take a moment to think — we’ll come back to it. My name is Charlie and I’m a McCormick senior. I will be serving our undergraduate Jewish community this year as the Hillel representative on...

Letter to the Editor: Will NU dump PC paranoia?

September 18, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

This letter to the editor responds to a previous Daily report, "Schapiro publishes article on campus protests amid controversy over UChicago letter." How nice of Morty to express his views to the Los Angeles Times while not speaking direc...

Letter to the Editor: Response to coverage of Karl Eikenberry’s appointment

June 14, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As individuals quoted in "Saving Karl Eikenberry," we write to set the record straight. To start, the headline is just wrong.  The article describes the Northwestern administration not saving the appointment of Ret. Lt. Gen....

Letter to the Editor: Ambassador Eikenberry’s withdrawal is Northwestern’s loss at great, and concerning, cost

June 7, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I reviewed student criticism of Ambassador Eikenberry’s nomination for the Buffett Institute with great distress. As a twice-deployed combat veteran and JD-MBA student at Northwestern University, I found the students’ denunciatio...

Letter to the Editor: Our experience challenging the hiring of Karl Eikenberry

June 7, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last Tuesday, we walked into the McCormick Foundation Center Forum to hear Karl Eikenberry address Northwestern about how the United States and its military have “drifted apart,” in a talk sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. After a seven-month saga of his appointment and subse...

Letter to the Editor: The Eikenberry witch hunt

May 30, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The opinions espoused in this article are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of his colleagues, the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, U.S. government or any other government agency. I am a U.S...