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Letter to the Editor: Protect IP puts constraints on Internet freedom

November 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Thursday's article "Congress debates proposed Internet piracy legislation" misses the point about just how bad SOPA and Protect IP are. It writes that these bills "grant the government and copyright holders the power to take legal action against websites that enable copyright infringement", but that'...

Kurtz: Study abroad and escape the NU ‘bubble’

Michael Kurtz

November 16, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With reading week and finals nearly upon us, the end of Fall Quarter is nigh. Before you know it, you'll be trudging through snow and waking up for class in near-darkness. That's the bad news. The good news is that early January is also a time to make decisions about studying abroad next year. You ca...

Letter to the Editor: Zeitlin’s take on personhood needs some refinement

November 16, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Matthew Zeitlin would do well to be more careful with his terminology. In his column, he conflates three different terms critical to the abortion debate - fetus, embryo and fertilized eggs. His issue and column deal with the situation in Mississippi, specifically in the context of a fertilized egg. Here, an...

Zeitlin: Pro-life notion of ‘personhood’ takes it too far

Matt Zeitlin

November 15, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, voters in the state of Mississippi rejected a referendum that would have defined a fertilized embryo as a person in the state constitution. The referendum failed, which surprised many observers, as Mississippi is one of the most conservative - and pro-life - states. The idea of fetal personho...

Wall: A little perspective to broaden your finals mindset

Maeve Wall

November 15, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Do you remember seeing your teachers outside of class as a first-grader and being astounded? I distinctly recall seeing my doctor in jeans in the grocery store and being mildly offended. What was she doing here, and what on earth was she wearing? Embarrassing at it is, I realized this week that acad...

Letter to the Editor: Protesters seek to clarify Hoffman walkout

November 15, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

On Nov. 10, Northwestern students joined individuals from across Chicagoland to attend a lecture by Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post. About half an hour into the event, roughly 30 students walked out. In response to misinformation as to what transpired and what moti...

Editorial: Over-occupancy and safety issues not synonymous

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

November 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Evanston aldermen are currently considering a proposal to revamp the rental license application for landlords in an effort to crack down on properties with ordinance violations - including the controversial over-occupancy rule. The amendment to the existing ordinances proposes higher penalties for viola...

Letter to the editor: J Street disappointed in Hoffman protest

Letters

November 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

As students concerned for Israel's future as a secure, Jewish and democratic state, and also for the right of the Palestinian people to a sovereign state of their own, we were disappointed by the events that transpired on campus Thursday We were disappointed that Gil Hoffman, a respected journalist and Medil...

The Drawing Board: Nov. 16

Sara Dunberg

November 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Gutelle: Using statistics to reevaluate CTEC system

Sam Gutelle

November 13, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Anyone who knows me even a little bit probably understands how big of a baseball fan I am. My obsession is so consuming that I am known for my ability to name any World Series winner since 1903. Going hand in hand with baseball fandom is my love for statistical analysis. I am an avid fan of ...

Kim: Social mobility: a growing dilemma in American life

Yoonj Kim

November 13, 2011


Filed under Opinion

They say the American dream is dying. By "they," I'm not only referring to the thousands across the country in the Occupy Wall Street protests or the prolific number of reports trumpeting the United States' growing lack of social mobility. Rather, I'm also pointing to the as-of-yet-unofficial record nu...