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Gresik: NU must renovate Fisk Hall, update facilities to better serve students

Dylan Gresik, Op-Ed Contributor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Northwestern considers the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications a cornerstone of the University. From an extensive list of notable alumni to its long tradition of award-winning journalism, Medill’s name carries impressive weight. Yet, one’s first impression of the...

Martinez: Arming teachers only creates more problems

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Combined, my parents have 45 years of experience in public education. From teaching in Chicago and Evanston schools to working in district-wide administration to effecting change on a national level, my immediate family has extensive education ties. Including my extended family, nearly half of my clos...

Letter to the Editor: Guns are the central issue in gun violence

February 25, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

While I appreciate publishing opinion pieces from all sides, I think Jacob Rowden’s column on gun control leaves out a lot of important facts. To start, only a few comprehensive, published studies on the subject exist because we are widely prevented from studying gun violence and control measures as...

Hume: Let’s look at why we love Adam Rippon

Jack Hume, Columnist

February 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

The media can’t take its eyes off of Adam Rippon, the American Olympic figure skater from the U.S. delegation at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Rippon’s face has adorned news outlets for the last two weeks: A piece in The New York Times offers to reveal the secret to Rippon’s “Olympic abs,...

Closson: NU needs to move beyond task forces for tangible change

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last month, Northwestern’s Undergraduate Residential Experience Committee released its report on restructuring campus living. The new framework presented widespread changes to residential life from eliminating permanent themes at residential colleges to fully integrating Greek housing into the propo...

Rowden: Gun control debate requires better understanding of other perspective, Second Amendment’s benefits

Jacob Rowden, Op-Ed Contributor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last week, a horrified nation watched malevolence reign terror upon its children once again, as 17 people were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Since the tragedy we have seen liberals push a reinvigorated anti-gun narrative while relentlessly attacking conservatives,...

Letter to the Editor: Disclose and divest NU’s firearms funding

February 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Three student movements have focused on Northwestern’s endowment investments: Fossil Free NU, Unshackle NU and NU Divest. It's time to add a fourth: Divest Firearms Funding. Gun makers fuel the National Rifle Association's political clout, enabling it to spend over $3 million on Sen. Marco Rub...

Kang: It’s time to re-evaluate the culture we live in

Will Kang, Op-Ed Contributor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

As a country, we were shaken once more by another egregious outburst of terroristic violence when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and murdered 17 people in cold blood. What followed afterwards has been a reinvigorated conversation surrounding the violent reality we are subjecte...

Sainati: Fighting guns with guns is not only dangerous, but inherently reactive

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It seems that after every mass shooting, amid the mourning and grief, calls for stricter gun control are countered with the firm belief that more guns correlates with safety. After the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association r...

Letter to the Editor: Building a graduate union: A labor of love

February 20, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

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, attend conferences, read the findings of our fields and do all else that...

Letter to the Editor: It is time for us to act for Parkland

February 19, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

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 States have often seemed distant. Yes, shootings motivate us to send thoughts...

Holtzman: Schools must do more to encourage girls’ interests in tech

Rachel Holtzman, Columnist

February 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last Saturday, about a dozen Girl Scouts visited the Northwestern University Knight Lab, where they experimented with the Knight Lab’s virtual reality headsets. It’s one of many components of the Girl Scouts’ new STEM programs, which foster mentorship and focus on exposing girls to hands-on science...