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Letter to the Editor: Concerning the use of Evans’ name

Native American & Indigenous Student Alliance

January 18, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

This letter is a response to the recent article on the petition to remove John Evans’ name from campus in which President Morton Schapiro is quoted as saying, “I think sanitizing history is a mistake, I think taking people’s names off as if they never existed is a mistake and I think at an educational in...

Letter to the Editor: Banning bottled water at Northwestern is an unhealthy policy

Chris Hogan

December 6, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

People need to drink more water. The consumption of water, whether from the bottle or the tap, is a good thing, but banning or restricting access to bottled water on Northwestern’s campus, while keeping available less healthy sodas and sports drinks, would prevent people from choosing the healthiest packag...

Letter to the Editor: Thank you, Northwestern, from the President of NUCR

Harrison Flagler

November 18, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Monday evening, the Northwestern University College Republicans (NUCR) were proud to host former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at Norris University Center. Speaker Gingrich spoke on a wide array of topics, from domestic ...

Letter to the Editor: Our Black House matters to everyone

Jeffrey Sterling

November 15, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In 1968, black students at Northwestern took action for survival and self-determination on campus. Then, as now, blacks represented a disproportionately low percentage of the student body and needed specific culturally sensitive...

Letter to the Editor: Asian Americans and college admission standards

Norman Wang

November 2, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Henry Cao should be commended for addressing the important and controversial topic of affirmative action in college admissions. Asian Americans are a heterogeneous group including Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese a...

Letter to the Editor: Response to Balk

Alexander W. Stephens

October 21, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Tim Balk raises many interesting issues in his recent piece “Let’s retire the ‘state school’ chant” about Northwestern game chants. However, he is simply just wrong about the entire issue. At the heart of the “st...

Letter to the Editor: The true meaning of awareness

Nathan Bennett

October 15, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For the last month, I have not gone a night without waking up to a notification on my phone alerting me to the latest tragedy taking place in Israel, the West Bank or Gaza. At first, the events unfolding seemed to fit a common...

Letter to the Editor: Response to Presbyterian Homes article

Barbara Bolsen

October 11, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

To The Daily Northwestern: I appreciate your Oct. 5 article on Presbyterian Homes' intention to sell its Neighborhood Homes — three affordable buildings for senior citizens in Chicago — to a commercial real estate develop...

Letter to the Editor: Response to Barr and Johnson

October 4, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As someone living in one of the "hotspots" and carefully following local court cases involving violence, I think this letter, too, is a simplistic view of the issues. I agree that redlining and access to services, including, and in particular education and workforce, development, are a large...

Letter to the Editor: Men’s mental health is important too

Josh Walfish

October 4, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I want to personally thank Jacob Swiatek for the bravery he showed in starting a group like MENtal Health. As a male who suffered with mental illness while I was a student at Northwestern, this group would have been an invaluable...

Letter to the Editor: To curtail Evanston gun violence, we must look at root causes

Mary Barr and Doria Johnson

September 30, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The city’s response to a recent shooting in Evanston reminds us of this parable: “Once upon a time there was a small village on the edge of a river. The people there were good and life in the village was good. One day a...

Letter to the Editor: Does NU have a housing problem?

Dick Reif

September 29, 2015

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

When I attended Medill from 1962-64 B.C. (Before Computers), graduate students' biggest gripe was Northwestern's total lack of housing for us. We were at the mercy of Evanston landlords who charged whatever the market would bear ...