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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

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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...

Letter to the Editor: Bike-sharing models have bigger issues beyond individual companies

January 29, 2018

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After narrowly passing a City Council vote two years ago, Divvy stations made their way into Evanston and throughout Northwestern’s campus. This sounds great on paper, and one need look only at the many overburdened bike racks a...

Letter to the Editor: Being apolitical only serves to perpetuate oppression

January 25, 2018

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A recent column by Wesley Shirola lambasted the tide of polarization that has swept over our country in recent years. He first cites President Donald Trump, but then, in an act of false equivalency, contends that we should all ...

Letter to the Editor: Personal happiness shouldn’t be put above discussing important political issues

January 25, 2018

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In response to Wesley Shirola’s column “Ending politicization in 2018 will make everyone happier,” I believe there are some fundamental issues with the idea of treating happiness as an end goal and something to strive f...

Letter to the Editor: AASP and LLSP demand the resources, autonomy of departmental status

January 23, 2018

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“What aspects of Northwestern appeal most to you?” The supplemental Northwestern application supplement is meant to display why you want to be at this institution that prides itself on a “diverse academic community.” However...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life’s tight-knit communities can foster inclusion, social justice when committed

January 21, 2018

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I come from an overwhelmingly white suburb of Chicago with a median income significantly above the state average. The range of my interpersonal experiences back home is quite limited because of this; yet in my life, I’ve be...

Letter to the Editor: NU can learn from Purdue, other Big Ten institutions

January 21, 2018

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As a member of the Big Ten, NU shares hefty revenues from the conference's cable TV sports network. Why not share other schools' practices as well? Purdue University is a good place to start. Mitch Daniels became Purdue's pre...