The Daily Northwestern

Booth: A final tip of the hat, wag of the finger

Samantha Booth

May 21, 2011


Filed under Opinion

I put off writing this last column because I was hoping the rapture would render it unnecessary. Not that something as petty as the end of the known world would have stopped the presses at The Daily offices, but because I doubt all the faithless heathens would have wanted to take a break from looting an...

The Drawing Board: Future plans

Britta Hanson

May 20, 2011


Filed under Columns

Swiatek: Tech land is starting to look bubbly again

Greg Swiatek

May 18, 2011


Filed under Columns

Microsoft's unexpected announcement last week that it intends to purchase Skype raised more than a few eyebrows. Analysts' and investors' skepticism is justified and understandable for a few reasons. First, Microsoft is set to purchase Skype for about $8.5 billion - a very high premium: more than 400 ...

Letter to the Editor: How college seniors should assess their health care plan

May 18, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

Graduation means the beginning of many new challenges and hopefully, many exciting opportunities. But until this year, graduation has also meant the end of something very important but often overlooked. It marked the end of your ability to be covered by your parents' health insurance policy. Fortunately, many of today's ...

Thumbs…Yellow Line, Foley

The Daily Northwestern

May 18, 2011


Filed under Editorial

Thumbs up to...Potential new Yellow Line stop The Skokie Swift might have to change its name to include South Evanston stops, a much-needed addition for the parts of Evanston largely unaccessible by public transportation. We applaud the potential change, which would, for example, facilitate better ac...

Editorial: Revised meal plan will help to improve student life

The Daily Northwestern

May 14, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Starting next Fall Quarter, NU students will have new meal plan options. Associated Student Government, nuCuisine, Residence Hall Association and the Residential College Board all worked to revamp the current system and at the end of April, VP of Student Affairs William Banis signed the proposal. Having been ten ...

Hayden: Dinner with Morty doesn’t disappoint

Tom Hayden

May 14, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I recently ate dinner at Morty Schapiro's house with some 40 or so other people for some reason or another. Before you shout "stop bragging, you jerk," let me note that in the coming years, this will not be such a special invitation. Schapiro announced to the room that at Williams College, a school of...

Booth: Entitlement gone awry on college campuses

Samantha Booth

May 13, 2011


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Okay. Ya'll aren't going to like this. Hey, it's a bitter pill. But it needs to be said - maybe not for your enjoyment, but at least for my sanity. I mean, that's the purpose of this column, right? Of course it is. While I prefer writing "garbagey" columns - yes, I read the comments - that are composed of...

Letter to the Editor: Daily blog post does little to improve NU students’ lives

May 9, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last week, in the light of the death of Osama bin Laden, I submitted a resolution thanking the troops for their sacrifices in fighting the War on Terror. During the discussion, a few senators, most notably, Benjy Leibowitz and Ala Salameh, expressed concern that my resolution could be misconstrued as...

Letter to the editor: Advocacy has a valuable place in journalism

May 9, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I commend Brian Rosenthal's second installment of his In Focus series on the Innocence Project and David Protess for the intensive reporting and new angles it provides. But putting Protess and the Innocence Project aside, I take issue with Brian's implication - which, even if not intentional, came acro...

Editorial: LGBT full-time staffer needs continued support

The Daily Northwestern

May 9, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The Associated Student Government recently passed legislation endorsing the campaign for a full-time staffer at the LGBT Resource Center. The center, which acts as a safe space for the LGBT population, supplies the university community with education and training about LGBT issues. As it stands, ri...

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...