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Letter to the editor: Alumni commitment demonstrates importance of Innocence Project

November 20, 2010


Filed under Opinion

It is testimony to the success of the course and Professor Protess that students who have graduated and moved on with their lives have banded together to remind us all what's at stake here. A man who is arguably innocent continues to sit in prison for more than 30 years-30 years-as this petty spectacle pl...

Letter to the Editor: “Non-student resident” is an inaccurate label

November 15, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Having settled in Evanston 45 years ago, I was dismayed to find myself referred to in yesterday's Daily as a "non-student resident." This may seem like a trivial semantic issue, but it does reinforce the erroneous notion that other longtime residents and myself are interlopers in a student neighborhood - ...

Editorial: Potential rational developments in NU attitudes toward alcohol

Daily Northwestern

November 15, 2010


Filed under Opinion

In the last week, Northwestern students have seen several indications that the University administration might be considering a more reasonable attitude toward alcohol on campus. Last Saturday, the senior class hosted an BYOB tailgate in the Sheridan and Library parking lot and at Tuesday night's Co...

Letter from the Editor: Help improve The Daily

November 3, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been frustrated at the types of story we cover and the way we cover them? Are there programs or groups or issues that you think we should be paying more attention to? Now is your opportunity to make your voice heard about our coverage of Northwestern and Evanston. The Daily is launching...

Firing Squads: Dog poop ruins idyllic day outdoors

Jonah Rosenblum

November 3, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Ever since I stepped in a big pile of dog poop on my way to school one day and the odor took over our eighth-grade classroom, I've always had a precarious relationship with the less glamorous side of man's best friend. Unfortunately, the relationship struck back up a couple of days ago when I was to...

Firing Squads: Evanston over-aggressively tickets

Tania Karas

November 3, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Last Friday, I got a ticket from the Evanston parking patrol. Technically, it was my fault. I was parked on a street where street cleaning was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and I'd forgotten to move my car in the morning. But there were several other cars parked on the same street at th...

Firing Squads: Website causes unhealthy addiction

Thomas Meyer

November 3, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Last Saturday I was sitting in Burger King, happily devouring my fries when a friend mentioned in passing something that they had seen on CollegeACB.com. I paused for a moment. I didn't know what that website was, but I wasn't sure I cared. I then made perhaps the worst decision of my freshman year so f...

2010 Election Endorsements

Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinion

U.S. Senate Endorsed: Alexi Giannoulias The race for the Illinois Senate seat left open by President Barack Obama between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk is one of the most highly contested in the country, and there is considerable controversy surrounding each candidate. Giannoulias, while working for...

Letter to the Editor: Calling all aspiring educators

October 29, 2010


Filed under Opinion

Claire Brown's recent Daily article (9/30/10), "In Focus: Why is everybody at Northwestern joining Teach for America?" was well-written and informative. However, I feel light needs to be brought to Northwestern's own Alternative Teacher Certification Program, NU-TEACH. NU-TEACH's director and Found...

Alvarado: Live music and (not) getting wasted

Emily Alvarado

October 18, 2010


Filed under Opinion

The weekend of October 8th – 11th, I went home to Austin, Texas to experience three days of live music at the Austin City Limits music festival. If you've never been to Lollapalooza or Bonnaroo, one way to look at it would be to multiply the number shows at Dillo Day by about 18 and add about 60...