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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...

Editorial: Collaborative is a positive step for NU alcohol policy

The Daily Northwestern

May 7, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

On May 2, Northwestern University pledged to join the Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a coalition against binge drinking initiated by Dartmouth College president Jim Kim. The collaborative, through biannual meetings, will share and evaluate the implementation of practical plans to both re...

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...