The Daily Northwestern

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern sports are doing OK

October 8, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last Thursday, Daily sports editor Jonah Dylan wrote a column arguing Northwestern is running out of excuses for mediocrity. Dylan opened his column by highlighting a weekend’s worth of relatively negative results for Universit...

Letter to the Editor: You don’t have to deal with college stress alone

September 25, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I read with great interest and sadness Isabella Soto's essay for The Spectrum. In the late 1980s, I also experienced high levels of stress and short nights of sleep as a Weinberg undergraduate. For years after graduating, I would j...

Letter to the Editor: Give writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates respect they deserve, don’t miss the point of their work

September 25, 2017

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Recently, The Daily published an op-ed by Jake Gordon about how people should criticize Ta-Nehisi Coates more. Looking at a variety of prominent black intellectual writers, NONE of them, including Coates, go unchallenged. If ...

Letter to the Editor: Read Coates again

September 25, 2017

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Last week, Daily opinion contributor Jake Gordon wrote in his column referring to Ta-Nehisi Coates' recent essay in The Atlantic: “The truth is many low-income whites in the United States do face struggles and Coates’ implicit denial of that w...

Letter to the Editor: Focusing on the important issues for NU

September 24, 2017

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To the Editor: In just two days we have seen both the best and worst that the Northwestern community has to say. Let us hope that, like the football team so far, the wins outnumber the losses. Starting at the bottom, it...

Letter to the Editor: Time for NU’s administration to recognize Non-Tenure Track Faculty Union

September 21, 2017

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Northwestern’s administration is breaking the law. We do not write that sentence lightly, but in its refusal to sit down at the bargaining table with the Northwestern Non-Tenure Track Faculty Union, Service Employees International...

Letter to the Editor: Board of Trustees chairman brings heavy baggage

September 18, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

If politicians make strange bedfellows, academic administrators make even stranger ones. The unlikely partnership between University President Morton Schapiro and newly elected Board of Trustees Chairman J. Landis Martin is a good example. Schapiro condemned President Donald Tr...

Letter to the Editor: Is it time for Northwestern to quit Qatar?

June 10, 2017

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As a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communication alumnus, I'm surprised and angry at how The Daily and other Chicago area news media ignored an important local aspect of the air, sea and land blockade...

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Jason Arkin on 2-year anniversary with continued calls for awareness, change

May 25, 2017

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As we remember our son Jason Arkin on the two-year anniversary of his death by suicide, we wanted to reiterate our letter to the University originally written in September of 2015 with suggestions we made at that time with pertinent u...

Letter to the editor: LLSP, AASP faculty demand University drop disciplinary action against ICE protesters

May 23, 2017

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We, faculty members, staff and general supporters of Latina and Latino Studies Program and Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University, write in support of the students who protested against the presence of a public relations representative of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...

Letter to the Editor: Inviting Ben Shapiro to speak disregards his attacks on trans communities

May 22, 2017

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To begin, I advertise a content warning: this letter discusses transphobia and anti-Semitism. By inviting conservative media personality Ben Shapiro to speak, Northwestern University College Republicans are acting in an extraordinarily...

Letter to the Editor: University reactions to ICE protest overlook role of protest as intellectual, free speech

May 22, 2017

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On May 16, 2017, some students on the Northwestern campus protested a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative, who was invited to speak to a sociology class. Since that protest, the students have been vilified i...