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Letter to the Editor: Medill accreditation decision does not serve students

May 2, 2017
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I write regarding your story, “Medill to not reapply for accreditation from national journalism council,” published May 1. I have great respect for Northwestern, Medill, its faculty and its leadership. I have served on two Medill accrediting teams in recent years and have been impressed with the ...

Kim: Grappling with the Korean language is an experience in vulnerability, growth

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

My parents often tell me of the first time they sent me off to preschool. They recount standing outside the classroom, secretly staring in through the window out of concern, to observe me crying in confusion. I understood none of the English spoken by the teacher or my peers — my parents had taught...

Letter to the Editor: Lack of NU transparency raises questions about rower’s death

May 1, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In an April 19 article published in The Daily Northwestern, titled "Schapiro, administrators address campus safety during state of University talk,” University President Morton Schapiro stated that campus safety is Northwestern’s first priority. He cited changes on Sheridan Road following the biking deat...

Letter to the Editor: Misinformed generalization of fraternity men has potential to expand campus rift

May 1, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I admit that I did not attend the Take Back the Night march this year — but not for the reasons Adam Davies claims in his op-ed “Fraternity men neglect responsibility with absence at Take Back the Night march.” I am not "unwilling to take the blame and ownership for the toxic culture fraternity...

Shin: NU World Cup logo’s combination of Japanese, South Korean flags was insensitive, misguided

Paige Shin, Op-Ed Contributor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

My paternal grandfather was born in 1931, to a Korea occupied by the Empire of Japan. Forbidden to speak his own language at home, he grew up learning Japanese in school and was forced to take on a Japanese name. I never knew he was fluent in a language other than Korean until we were sitting in a small...

Reed: Give marijuana legalization in Illinois another chance

Chase Reed, Columnist
April 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Propelled by a statewide budget crisis and a rapid shift in the perception of marijuana, Illinois lawmakers introduced two new bills in March that aim to legalize the often-maligned drug for recreational use by adults and to regulate its sale through taxation. Should a bill pass in either house of the...

Trachtenberg: As Jewish community faces challenges, Holocaust-denying professor has no place at NU

Ben Trachtenberg, Op-Ed Contributor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Monday marked an occasion called Yom HaShoah, a Holocaust Remembrance Day for communities throughout the world to honor the 11 million innocent Jews, Roma, Poles, mentally disabled and LGBTQ people — among others — who died at the hands of the Nazis. Here on Northwestern’s campus, however, student...

Orr: I have not forgotten importance of inclusion, change within IFC community

Rodney Orr, Op-Ed Contributor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I have remained largely absent in the public eye with regard to the conversations surrounding the Greek community. This has been intentional. I have lowered my voice so that others may be heard louder, particularly those of survivors of sexual violence and those who feel unsafe in our spaces. It has...

Davies: Fraternity men neglect responsibility with absence at Take Back the Night march

Adam Davies, Op-Ed Contributor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I am tired of hearing feeble excuses from Northwestern fraternity men: the “not all men” line and the “I’m in a good frat” trope. I recognize the emptiness of those words. At the end of the day, Northwestern administrators and fraternity men have not demonstrated they care about or prioritize...

Closson: Use of N-word at A&O Ball representative of greater campus issues

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t go to A&O Ball. And after hearing stories from friends, I was more than happy I didn’t. This year, the concert was co-sponsored by A&O Productions and For Members Only, Northwestern’s primary black student organization. Jeremih and Aminé were chosen to perform, in part, because they ful...

Schwartz: Want to live better? Have less ‘stuff’

Alex Schwartz, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Whenever Earth Day rolls around, I’m usually not in a celebratory mood. I mainly feel a deep concern for our deteriorating environment, guilt for that time I accidentally left the lights on in my room and just a little twang of gratefulness for everything Mother Nature gives us. Mixed in is some frustration...

Letter to the Editor: Negative reactions to Kipnis book don’t take into account reporting process, other nuances

April 25, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to the statement about my book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” by the Northwestern Philosophy Graduate Student Association: I understand these are painful subjects to air, but it’s also important to keep in mind that a professor lost his career over these a...