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Campus Watch: Limitations of forum stifled some dialogue

Corinne Lestch

November 8, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The blackface incident that sparked debate across campus and garnered national attention last week also happened two years ago - and will likely happen again in the future. So what are students and administrators supposed to do when this occurs, and what is the next step?This time, For Members Only, Ass...

LeBuhn: Tossing our two-faced reputation

Mac LeBuhn

November 8, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For a while now, I've had a knot in my stomach about my favorite furry feline, Willie the Wildcat. Northwestern has been asking Willie to perform double duty for the past few decades, and it sounds like Willie's purgatory might be coming to an end soon. I realized this after reading the framework for the Un...

Guest column: Rich history of 150-year-old brotherly bond

Sandeep Kini

November 7, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Often I hear that by being in a fraternity, I have put myself in a box or isolated myself from the other 60 percent of Northwestern. I would argue, however, that being in Phi Delta Theta has served as a catalyst to develop an even more diverse experience. I honestly cannot say I would have gone to a ...

Letters: Appreciate finer points of baseball’s complexity

Mike Roche

November 4, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Appreciate finer points of baseball's complexityTo Nicholas Sauerberg, regarding his take on the game of baseball ("Take me out of the ball game," Nov. 3): "Who cares about baseball?" If you consult the Nielsen ratings, more than 22 million people care. You would have known that, but that would have r...

Editorial: Use race forum as opportunity to take action

November 3, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This was the spark that started the fire.Halloween costumes perceived as racially insensitive ignited underlying tensions at Northwestern when two students painted their faces black, recalling the history of satirical depictions of blacks known as blackface.Addressing this single incident through a commun...

Barzon: Don’t blame blackface on blind hatred

Carlton Barzon

November 3, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I doubt I was the only student wondering if he knew "the blackface kid." I was nearly sure it was one of my own friends, who had asked me a week earlier for my opinion about painting his skin tar-black and dressing in FUBU gear for Halloween. He quickly decided against it once I explained the history surrounding his costume choice.Many people may have promptly rebuked my friend in a storm of expletives and immediately demanded an a...

N-U Said: Safe enough?

Jeff Meyer

November 2, 2009


Filed under Columns, Multimedia, Online Exclusive

N-U Said host Jeff Meyer talks with students about safety at Northwestern and off-campus in light of a noticeably increased police presence....

Editorial: Green projects keep NU at top

October 31, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

How green are we?Even as NU and student groups continue to develop academic programming and student group involvement in environmental initiatives, NU is already taking us in the right direction for sustainability.NU is ranked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency among the top 10 universities ...

LeBuhn: Finance jobs won’t always boast money

Mac LeBuhn

October 31, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a philosophy class a while back, I remember a TA trying to explain to a rather confused Kellogg student the notion of a priori truths: those things we know are true without any experience of them."Just try to think of something you know is undeniably true," the TA explained patiently. "Something like, &ls...

Editorial: Seeking safety around campus

October 31, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

It's time to take back our campus.Security alerts about nearby crimes, including incidents of a business and students being robbed, have us walking nervously through Evanston. But on a campus that extends far beyond the mile-long stretch of university buildings on Sheridan Road, students, faculty and staff...

Barzon: Time to cut out awkward interactions

Carlton Barzon

October 27, 2009


Filed under Opinion

I wasn't well-versed in the strange dance of the "awkward moment" until I came to Northwestern. Before I came here for college, the term "awkward turtle" would have made as much sense to me as Neutral Milk Hotel lyrics. Like everyone else, though, I had to learn this subtle art the hard way.We all know how it ...

Editorial: NU’s turn to seize initiative; Find fix now for busy road

October 27, 2009


Filed under Opinion

NU's turn to seize initiativeOut of a bad situation, Northwestern has a chance to rise to the top. The downtown club incident earlier this month, in which six black students from Washington University in St. Louis were denied entry, stirred support from throughout the NU student body.Collaborative action ...