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Chen: Blackbirds dying in the dead of night…

Karen Chen
January 29, 2011
Filed under Opinion

About 5,000 birds dropped out of the sky earlier this month, and surprise! It's our fault. The arctic waters are also warmer than they have ever been in 2000 years. Again, our fault. Awesome animals (like polar bears and tigers and apes and whales and elephants) are endangered species, and they're cu...

Clifton: Drop Human Sexuality like it’s hot

Derrick Clifton
January 16, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Professor John Michael Bailey is quite the peculiar character. His Human Sexuality course boasts more than 600 students every winter in spite of the wild, outlandish propositions made through his original research and the firestorms surrounding his research ethics. Many of Bailey's opinions and resea...

Guest columnists: What Martin Luther King Jr. Means to NU

January 16, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Matt Bellassai Public Relations Vice President, Associated Student Government We don't celebrate any holiday quite like MLK Day here at Northwestern. And while we certainly wouldn't question a day without classes, we might wonder why exactly we put such significance on this particular day. Why cele...

Cartoon: Chet Haze

Nicole Collins
January 12, 2011
Filed under Opinion

Chen: Growing China is not yet a threat to U.S.

Karen Chen and Karen Chen
January 8, 2011
Filed under Columns, Opinion

China is a big deal. China knows it. The world knows it. With the words "rising superpower" often attached as her qualifier and with the globe's second largest economy, it is easy to forget just how crucial the word "rising" is. It is undeniable that China's economic growth is impressive. With econ...

Carson: Agenda-free is the way to be

Mike Carson
January 7, 2011
Filed under Columns

It was the sort of quote that should call to any columnist, the sort of beautiful, insane quip that could only come out of the world of political doublespeak. In the middle of December, the Sun-Times questioned U.S. Representative and then-mayoral hopeful Danny K. Davis about his relationship with an a...

Letter to the Editor: Column ‘misleading’ in critical description of the wealthy

Chris De Notto
January 7, 2011
Filed under Letters to Editor

Ms. (Amanda) Scherker's column typifies the attacks on the rich. She brands the nation's top one percent of income earners as selfish. This is misleading. First, she equates the top one percent with millionaires. To her, the top one percent of Americans are all rich CEOs receiving million dollar bo...

Carson: Why news is the hardest job in the world

Mike Carson
November 20, 2010
Filed under Opinion

If you want to believe the journalism junkies, they've been changing more than just names around Medill. It's been less than five years since Dean John Lavine became Northwestern's head scribe, and from the start the changes he instituted had the old lions of journalism roaring. Lavine grabbed headlines...

Editorial: NU should not play at Wrigley again- without preparation

The Daily Northwestern
November 20, 2010
Filed under Opinion

In case you were too busy studying last weekend, the Northwestern Wildcats faced the University of Illinois Fighting Illini at Wrigley Field on Saturday. The brainchild of NU Athletic Director Jim Phillips, the game brought desired media and fan attention. The unusual locale made NU the focus of me...

Letter to the editor: Alumni commitment demonstrates importance of Innocence Project

November 20, 2010
Filed under Opinion

It is testimony to the success of the course and Professor Protess that students who have graduated and moved on with their lives have banded together to remind us all what's at stake here. A man who is arguably innocent continues to sit in prison for more than 30 years-30 years-as this petty spectacle pl...