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Letter to the Editor: Administrators are counterproductive in canceling class

May 7, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was deeply disappointed to read that Prof. Bailey's Human Sexuality class will not be offered next year. I cannot think of a more counterproductive and reactionary response to the sex demo controversy than this. Requiring Bailey to have administrators pre-approve his syllabus? Sure. Banning the op...

Carson: When bad PR hits, it’s every man for himself

Mike Carson

May 7, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

So I'll be the one who asks it out loud - do you think professors John Michael Bailey and David Protess ever get together for a beer? You could understand if either might have felt like crawling into a bottle at times over the last few months. Yesterday, word came from the psychology department that Bail...

Letter to the Editor: Protess case proves reporter-source bond

May 6, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

It was amusing to see a college professor lecturing about how journalists must be careful to maintain a professional distance in their relationships with sources in Brain Rosenthal's fine piece "In Focus: Investigative Journalism Students Used Questionably Ethical Reporting Tactics, Sources Say" [M...

Hayden: I went to a party and a horse race broke out

Tom Hayden

May 6, 2011


Filed under Columns

We walked up to the gates of Churchill Downs, unsure of what to expect inside but certain it would get weird at the least. The only thing I'd heard about the Kentucky Derby was that it was a raucous party and not much else, from various sources. In order to live up to this debaucherous reputation, we...

Booth: Facebook etiquette for the oblivious

Samantha Booth

May 6, 2011


Filed under Columns

Hey, kids. It's week seven, so let's be real, I'm tired, you're tired and I'm out of column ideas -- even though writing and complaining are my two greatest loves in life. And when I say out of ideas, I mean dead out of ideas. Yesterday I tried to sit down and write this column on why condiments ar...

Letter to the Editor: Reporter feels misrepresented by Daily article

May 4, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

While I respect The Daily Northwestern's effort in its May 4 edition to shed light on issues that some have raised about the Medill Innocence Project and Prof. David Protess, I am troubled by the way you have done so, especially with respect to comments attributed to me. First let me say that I was quo...

Letter to the Editor: Investigative students find problems with Daily article

May 4, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

We are writing to express our deepest concern over the tenor and substance of Wednesday's page-one story alleging former Medill Innocence Project students employed "questionably ethical" strategies in their reporting. The Medill Integrity Code compels us to report its violators. We have significant reason to...

Kurtz: Bin Laden’s death good; Al-Qaeda’s decline better

Michael Kurtz

May 3, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Osama bin Laden fully deserved to die. I got the news whilst at SPAC that night, and proceeded to laugh and cackle and hoot and holler and sing and saunter my way down Sheridan. The cathartic combination of post-workout endorphins, retributive justice, and the Star-Spangled Banner blasting out of on...

Thumbs…tennis, gas, transcripts, and the DREAM Act

The Daily Northwestern

May 3, 2011


Filed under Editorial

Thumbs up to...Women's tennis continues to dominate Yeah, you don't pay attention to the women's tennis team and probably don't know where they play. But they've done nothing but represent NU to the fullest, bringing home their 13th consecutive Big Ten title this weekend. Just a week after losing to...

Swiatek: Obama right to withhold Osama photos

Greg Swiatek

May 3, 2011


Filed under Columns

Not even three hours after I watched President Obama announce that Osama bin Laden was dead, I read the first conspiracy theory surrounding the terrorist leader's death. In order to quell the controversy, many called for the U.S. government to release the photos of bin Laden's corpse. But Obama and hi...

Letter to the Editor: Invest Evanston, LEND connect NU with community

May 3, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

We'd like to thank the Daily Northwestern for helping us promote discussion about the local economy. The editorial in yesterday's Daily does a good job in demonstrating the exact point our campaign and its supporters have been trying to make-there is an Evanston that even well-informed Northwestern st...