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Letter to the Editor: College Democrats on the importance of calling your representatives

January 31, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Within his first 11 days in office, President Donald Trump has issued executive orders that have struck fear and dismay across America and around the world. His actions indicate that the governmental checks and balances will not...

Letter to the Editor: Response to column on climate change, national security

Sherwin Cho

January 27, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I read Ms. Dion-Kirschner’s op-ed on climate change and national security with interest. I agree that climate change is a risk and can be a destabilizing force. Opposing carbon emissions, however, may have some very serious u...

Letter to the Editor: Panhellenic Association on gender inclusivity

December 8, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

There are pieces of the Panhellenic Association's story that by no means give us pride: historic elitism and the predominance of white and otherwise privileged individuals are elements of this community’s past — and present...

Letter to the Editor: Divestment campaigns respond to Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility

November 29, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

On Friday, Nov. 18, the Investment Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees approved the establishment of an Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility. This committee, comprising faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and staff, will be a formal,...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “Dear Republicans, don’t say you are marginalized because you’re a minority at Northwestern”

November 23, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Sky Patterson is unequivocally right when she writes that being a political minority on Northwestern’s campus is not equivalent to marginalization by our society, and she describes powerfully the differences between the two. She may also be right that there are...

Letter to the Editor: We are graduate students in support of SEIU

November 22, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

We are graduate student employees who work at Northwestern University. Some of us teach as instructors or teaching assistants, while others assist faculty as research assistants or conduct our own independent research. Regardless...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must halt use of E-Verify

November 18, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

To the Editor, As my students and colleagues reel from last week's election results and look to Northwestern University to become a sanctuary, we might pause to consider that right now NU gratuitously participates in a national worker ID program called "E-Verify." While NU makes a great show of accepting undocumente...

Letter to the Editor: Remembering my grandmother after the Cubs’ World Series win

November 6, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

My Grandma Sowa passed away when I was five. One of my most important memories is reading a passage at her wake. But before that, I never truly got to know who she was. My grandmother suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy ...

Letter to the Editor: After winning the World Series, a Cubs fan reflects

Casey Reed, Communication '16

November 4, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

It is difficult to assemble my thoughts after the greatest night of my life. Although the Cubs have struggled historically for over a century, even relatively young Cubs fans like myself have known heartbreak and known it well....

Letter to the Editor: Fostering the next generation’s civic engagement begins in the classroom

October 20, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For many Northwestern students, November will be the first time they cast a ballot in a presidential election. In just a few weeks, students will be lined up to pull a lever that will determine the course of our nation — no...

Letter to the Editor: A response from MARS executive board

October 18, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

We failed you, Northwestern, and we can be better. Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault, known as MARS around campus, started in 2010 as a half-dozen guys who saw sexual assault as inherently a men's issue. In an effort to stand...