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Letter to the Editor: Kipnis book misrepresents grad student, employs irresponsible research

April 23, 2017

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Several people, including a graduate student in the department of philosophy at Northwestern University, were recently targeted in a book by Radio, Television and Film faculty member Laura Kipnis. In “Unwanted Advances: Sexual...

Letter to the Editor: Voting democracy out in the Turkish referendum

April 18, 2017

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Turkish voters headed to the ballot boxes on April 16 to vote in an historic referendum regarding a series of amendments to Turkey’s constitution. In a very close race, the amendments were approved by a razor-thin margin (51...

Letter to the Editor: Stop claiming Mayor Emanuel’s CPS plan is ‘elitist’

April 17, 2017

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Over the past weeks, a great deal of controversy has erupted surrounding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” initiative to increase high school graduation requirements for Chicago Public Schools students....

Letter to the Editor: I’m with Comic Sans

April 14, 2017

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Jerry Lee is my colleague, my confidant and a Comic Sans hater. On Jan. 5, I scrolled through my Facebook feed and came across his column arguing that “there is little use for Comic Sans.” And though I agree with Lee that there is a level of unprofessionalism assoc...

Letter to the editor: Students urge for better response to sexual assault

Nehaarika Mulukutla and Rosalie Gambrah

April 11, 2017

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The following is a letter written by incoming Associated Student Government president Nehaarika Mulukutla and executive vice president Rosalie Gambrah. Many students, whose names are listed below, have since signed the letter in ...

Tribute: In memory of Chuyuan Qiu

April 5, 2017

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The following is a letter to Weinberg freshman Chuyuan Qiu from her mother in commemoration of Qingming Festival, a Chinese holiday to pay tribute to the dead. Qiu died Sept. 22. The letter has been translated from Chinese by ...

Letter to the Editor: Let’s actually do something now about climate change

April 3, 2017

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The insightful opinion piece by Moriah Lavey that appeared in the March issue of The Daily Northwestern reminds us that our Chicagoland’s spring-like winter was a byproduct of something much more sinister: catastrophic global climate change. It is abundantly clea...

Letter to the Editor: In support of mayoral candidate Mark Tendam

April 2, 2017

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I am writing this letter to urge Northwestern faculty, staff and students who live and vote in Evanston to support Mark Tendam for mayor in the April 4 election. I am supporting Tendam for several reasons, but will focus on...

Letter to the Editor: NU students, vote in upcoming local election

April 2, 2017

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Municipal elections matter. The lower salience of local elections in the public consciousness means higher turnout can significantly influence election results. And although the majority of Northwestern students are not Evanston...

Letter to the Editor: Alumnus refuses to donate following University inaction on SAE case

March 30, 2017

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To the editor: I was recently contacted by Northwestern’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development staff and asked to renew the senior gift that I had donated last year. I want to write publicly to explain exactly why I...

Letter to the Editor: Save our schools, vote ‘yes’ for District 65 referendum

March 28, 2017

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I'm part of a diverse group of parents and grandparents; community, faith-based, business and educational leaders; and many other everyday Evanston residents supporting a grassroots effort to save our schools and protect our kids...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern must reinforce its letter of support for transgender and gender nonconforming students with concrete action

Adam Davies

February 24, 2017

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The following letter is written in response to the recent letter from Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president of student affairs, to the Northwestern community about support for students who are trans* or gender nonconforming. As a student who very openly identifies ...