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Forman: Carmody should use bad break to prove himself

Matt Forman

November 17, 2009


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Sports

This was supposed to be the most exciting season in Northwestern basketball history. In the matter of a week, the hype turned to pessimism. When senior star Kevin Coble suffered a season-ending foot injury in practice last Tuesday and senior backup point guard Jeff Ryan tore his ACL against Northern ...

Guest column: ‘Homeless, not helpless’: DM supports StandUp

Rucha Mehta

November 17, 2009


Filed under Columns, Letters to Editor, Opinion

An estimated 26,000 homeless youth roam the streets of Chicago on any given day. While some of these youth are served in shelters (in one of the 119 beds designated for homeless youth in all of Chicago), the majority of these youth live on the streets, in cars, in abandoned buildings or in some other lo...

Editorial: Kellogg’s move will open space for student use

November 17, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As the Kellogg School of Management lays claim to a new site east of the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center, as The Daily reported last week, now is the time to start thinking about the future of the Jacobs Center. Kellogg's current home on Sheridan Road is in prized central territory be...

Barzon: Freedom not ‘free’ for true revolutions

Carlton Barzon

November 17, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Fight the power."I wish I were old enough to remember when that phrase meant something. Too many people today think those words contain some sort of fairy-dust magic that works just by screaming them loud enough. We think we're radical because we shout for change while listening to Immortal Technique on ou...

Firing Squad: Sports left out of Medill core

Danny Daly

November 16, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Northwestern supposedly features one of the best journalism schools in the country. That's all well and good, but it would be nice if Medill actually tried to teach all types of journalism. With all the emphasis Medill places on molding everyone to be "well-rounded journalists," it's pretty evident th...

Firing Squad: Ditch SafeRide, hoof it instead

Danny Daly

November 16, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Northwestern's SafeRide service seems to be one of the most popular targets of student criticism. But I find it ridiculous SafeRide is necessary at all.No two spots on campus (excluding the sports fields on Central Street) are farther than 12 minutes apart. I routinely trek to Ryan Field or Welsh-Rya...

Letter: Attention demanded for Chicago youth education

November 15, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Imagine yourself in a room with 100 of your friends or acquaintances. They're all sitting in front of you. Now imagine 30 of them are unemployed. Well, the economy is bad, you may reason. But what if only six of them attained their bachelor's degree by the age of 25? How would you deal with the knowledge th...

City Watch: Hear residents’ input on budget

Ben Geier

November 15, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Illustration by Steven BergerWell, here we go again. It's budget time in Evanston. The next few months will feature endless debate, countless meetings and surely at least one or two good shouting matches.Things got rolling last week with budget workshops, where Evanston residents met with the mayor, c...

Letter: Solution for Great Room requires city, NU to unite

November 15, 2009


Filed under Letters to Editor

Mr. Fox states in his Nov. 13 letter "No reason for fuss about new student Great Room" he does not "get" the concerns of the alderman and neighbors regarding the Great Room. Perhaps he could discuss the matter with Ald. Fiske, who has always been approachable and ready to explain her position to me in...

LeBuhn: Faulty links connect ASG, student body

Mac LeBuhn

November 14, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"God, ASG just doesn't do anything!"This favorite complaint of Northwestern students still rings familiar today, even after successive ASG presidential campaigns promised to restore relevance to the organization. Given the fact that ASG really does provide helpful services to students (really!), why does th...

Guest column: Recognizing need for new Islamic Studies

Muhammad Safdari

November 14, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Following the recent creation of Jewish Studies, Catholic Studies and Latino/a Studies academic programs on campus, students are now pushing for the implementation of an Islamic Studies minor. The Associated Student Government unanimously passed legislation committing itself to the effort, The Daily su...