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Changelian: Obama’s birth certificate will end birther discourse…right?

Armen Changelian

April 26, 2011


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

The verdict is in. Yesterday, the White House released Barack Obama's complete birth certificate, which showed Obama to have been born in Hawaii, proving once and for all his legitimacy as a U.S. president. Done deal. Case closed. Right? Unfortunately, this latest development...

Mitrakos: Verbal sanctions will have no impact on Syria

Vasiliki Mitrakos

April 25, 2011


Filed under Columns

Since last Friday's column detailing the conflicts in Northern Africa and the Middle East, Syria has taken a turn for the worse. Against prior progress toward democratization, on Monday the Syrian Army attacked the city of Dara'a with tanks and killed at least 25 people. In response to the heightened op...

Letter to the Editor: Take Back the Night benefits women and Evanston’s Porchlight

April 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

Sexual assault remains one of the most underreported crimes in this country. According to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2005 National Crime Victimization Study, 60 percent of sexual assault is never reported. The majority of victims are female, but men are the least likely to report a sexual assault, ev...

The Drawing Board: Trump as president

Sara Dunberg

April 25, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

Kurtz: The case for thinking twice about law school

Michael Kurtz

April 25, 2011


Filed under Opinion

You might have read "To Kill a Mockingbird" and dreamt of becoming a latter-day Atticus Finch. Perhaps you saw "Legally Blonde" and came to idolize Elle Woods. Or maybe you watched every episode of "Law & Order" and put a poster of Jack McCoy on your wall. But, aspiring lawyer, be warned: It's time to...

Changelian: Will Evanston’s college-town denial ever end?

Armen Changelian

April 24, 2011


Filed under Online Exclusive, Opinion

Most Northwestern students didn't apply to NU because of its reputation as a "party school." They didn't apply with dreams of burning couches, alcohol poisoning and five-day weekends. In fact, most Wildcats knew exactly what they were getting into when they applied: a weeklong academic grind occasionally in...

Editorial: Liquor license board should not mix business judgment with subjective morals

The Daily Northwestern

April 22, 2011


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

A local businessman's plan to open a Tilted Kilt in Evanston has garnered opposition from residents of the local community. A petition asking that the liquor board, headed by Mayor Tisdahl, reject the Kilt's request for a license would effectively prevent the restaurant/sports bar from opening. Controversy su...

Hayden: The Tilted Kilt better have good drink specials

Tom Hayden

April 22, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Last week, a whopping 130 Evanston residents signed a petition to block a bar from receiving a liquor license and moving in. Citing the risqué nature of the wait staff uniform, the petitioners want the mayor to ban the liquor license for "the community good." With the flattering description of...

The Drawing Board: Quarter system blues

Britta Hansen

April 22, 2011


Filed under Columns

Mitrakos: Deep sea oil drilling: Put a cap on spilling

Vasiliki Mitrakos

April 19, 2011


Filed under Columns

On the one year anniversary of BP's oil spill, three Republican senators proposed a bill that would open the east coast to offshore drilling. While they acknowledged the irony of the proposal and pointed out that the bill called specifically for natural gas drilling, the proposition brings attention to...

Letter to the editor: Transparency in endowment is not so clear-cut

April 19, 2011


Filed under Letters to Editor

Tuesday's article "In Focus: Why NU fails to make the grade on endowment transparency" and Wednesday's "Editorial: Students should demand advisory committee for NU" together attempt to persuade students to push for endowment "transparency" by creating of an advisory board including a broad cross-section of...

Thumbs!

The Daily Northwestern

April 19, 2011


Filed under Editorial

Thumbs down to...double dipping pension law. Former Evanston Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky has come under fire for "double dipping" on pension. His long service to Evanston's fire department does and should entitle him to a pension from the city, but now that he also works for Winnetka's fire department it cal...