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Letter to the Editor: Focus on listening to survivors, not saving Northwestern Greek life’s face

December 7, 2017

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For background, I identify as a cisgender Asian American woman and am not a member of any sorority. I am also currently studying abroad and have been following campus conversations about sexual assault related to Greek life through...

Letter to the editor: How the Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act will hurt American higher education

December 2, 2017

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I have been feeling helpless and angry, lying awake in the dark with my heart pounding in my ears. The Republicans just voted to pass their tax bill. It was revised, scribbled and not given sufficient reading time. It passed in...

Letter to the editor: Far more heroes than villains in Northwestern’s Greek life

December 2, 2017

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I would like to preface this letter by warning that it talks about sexual assault and sexual violence, and by saying to any survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual violence that your stories matter. The actions of perpetrators...

Letter to the Editor: Disempowerment of women is not a framework for discussing personal inconvenience

November 30, 2017

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Fraternity and sorority life can be a torrid topic in college. The largely predominant Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association influence the social life for many NU students — even beyond the 2,000-plus students...

Letter to the Editor: Freshmen women, save yourselves, don’t go Greek

November 28, 2017

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Sororities can initially seem attractive. They provide underclass women the opportunity to meet new people and socialize in traditionally collegiate ways — these spaces provide underclassmen with social experiences that cannot...

Letter to the Editor: Remembering Fayvus Naroditski, a strong, caring man

November 23, 2017

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It’s odd how the greatest insight I can get into my grandfather’s perspective on life is through his jokes. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no reserved man, not even in his 90s. A lot of old people try to hide the countless tiny ...

Letter to the Editor: Virginia’s elections hold significance for national politics

November 21, 2017

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Two strong signals were sent to the nation as the results of Virginia’s Nov. 7 election trickled in: Americans are rejecting President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda, and progressives are energized and ready to help...

Letter to the Editor: Reid, Burns should focus on helping people with FOIAs

November 14, 2017

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To The Daily Northwestern, The article “Citizens urge FOIA reform,” published Nov. 8, should have been called “The Devon Reid and Bobby Burns Show!” My recent Freedom of Information Act request was denied, and I be...

Letter to the Editor: My experience as a former SAE brother

November 2, 2017

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Content Warning: Sexual assault, sexual violence, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, fraternity culture, rape culture Former Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers, I’ve been silent too long and it’s time I told you publicly: stop rushing a ne...

Letter to the Editor: Charles Murray feigns racial ignorance; by inviting him, NU College Republicans do too

November 1, 2017

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Political scientist Charles Murray currently enjoys a role as one of the right's premier "make the libs mad" college acts, and he’ll be at Northwestern on Wednesday as one of NU College Republicans’ two fall speakers. Demanding that M...

Letter to the Editor: Greek alumni must do more to ‘fix’ fraternities

October 31, 2017

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Northwestern's institutions are failing students when it comes to improving fraternity culture on campus. This, sadly, as outrage after outrage has shown, is not news. Those in a position to do something about the problem — the University, the Interfraternity Council, individual chapters and their national organizations — lack the pow...