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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: 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...

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...

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 ...

Firing Squad: Party foul – a lack of pre-game logic

Emilia Barrosse

October 26, 2009


Filed under Opinion

As a college freshman, I have learned that a party is not a party unless there is plenty of alcohol. But the alcohol doesn't just have to be at the party - one must consume alcohol prior to the party - and in massive quantities. And it doesn't stop there. Oh no, actually, it has only just begun. In fa...

LeBuhn: Selling out: The Homecoming football bill

Mac LeBuhn

October 25, 2009


Filed under Opinion

The scene: It's late at night the Friday before the big Homecoming game. Two conflicted Northwestern administrators, Dick and Jane, are sitting before a fire, engrossed in a conversation over the tickets they will be selling tomorrow for the game.DICK: So, it's settled then. $50 for sideline tickets, $40 fo...

Editorial: Seek greater diversity at NU

October 25, 2009


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The 10th anniversary of Northwestern's Multicultural Center should serve as a reminder for how much still needs to be done to promote diversity on campus. The MCC and Multicultural Student Affairs have worked to promote this goal by bringing together the wide array of groups on campus for cooperation an...

Standards & Practices: Sex survey not representative

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 25, 2009


Filed under Columns

Last week, The Weekly conducted its Sex Survey to analyze NU's bedroom behavior. Though it gave us insight into what does - or doesn't - happen between the sheets, the "first stab" at gathering the numbers needed left a lot to be desired, said Alex Ilyashov, editor in chief of The Weekly and a Medill ...

Guest column: Regulation popular but not practical

Nate Nicholas

October 24, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Populist appeasement is a powerful tool - politicians regularly capitalize on misdirected and uninformed public anger with visible, but realistically ineffective or counterproductive, legislation or executive action.The most glaring recent example is the regulation of compensation at companies receiving...

Barzon: Music to my ears, but not others’ tunes

Carlton Barzon

October 20, 2009


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Music is my least favorite thing to discuss with strangers. When I meet new people, I always take extreme measures to steer clear of any questions about bands, genres or concerts. Some of the worst situations I can find myself in are being in a room with someone who decides to turn on MTV, or riding shotgun in...