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Letter to the Editor: NU can learn from Purdue, other Big Ten institutions

January 21, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a member of the Big Ten, NU shares hefty revenues from the conference's cable TV sports network. Why not share other schools' practices as well? Purdue University is a good place to start. Mitch Daniels became Purdue's president in January 2013 after serving two terms as Governor of Indiana. He lau...

Chen: In search for new Buffett director, NU should expand definition of ‘qualified’

Sophie Chen, Op-Ed Contributor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

This winter, the curious case of the missing executive director for the Buffett Institute for Global Studies may finally be solved. But I’m not sure if I’ll like the solution waiting at its end. On Dec. 5, the Office of the Provost sent out an announcement regarding the University’s efforts to, ...

Hume: Northwestern’s elite liberalism detracts from dialogue, creates exclusion

Jack Hume, Op-Ed Contributor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Northwestern is one of the best places in the world to think, learn and contribute. Our school’s resources — its location, endowment, faculty and students — are a potent combination of strengths that lead the way in making steps towards a better world. So why do we seem so afraid of thinking? ...

Letter to the Editor: My Greek experience paved way for new opportunities

January 18, 2018


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As a Northwestern Greek graduate, I felt the need to reply when I read Alex Schwartz’s column from last week. My priorities in college were to both launch a career and to grow as a leader.  My Greek days at Northwestern were long ago in the 1950s. However, I have viewed the campus through the eyes of my son and my...

Letter to the Editor: To promote diversity and inclusion, NU needs robust free speech policies

January 16, 2018


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Historian of science and intersex patient rights advocate Alice Dreger will speak on Jan. 24 in Lutkin Hall for her first public talk at Northwestern since resigning from our medical school’s faculty in 2015. As president of Northwestern’s Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, I invited her to ...

Sheffey: If you’re in Greek life, tell us why

Ariel Sheffey, Columnist

January 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably well aware that it's rush week. Walk past the sorority quad, and you’ll see hundreds of Northwestern women — mostly freshmen — undergoing recruitment. Standing outside in the freezing cold, they await entry into the various houses, attempting...

Sainati: Coping with religious exclusivism

Leo Sainati, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a staff member from a prominent campus Christian organization. After an amicable first few minutes, I was told after a few questions that because I was Jewish, I couldn’t have a real connection with God and would be unable to gain entry to heaven, ending up in hell....

Levine-Drizin: Expanding liberal dialogue beyond anti-racism to address economic redistribution

Gabe Levine-Drizin, Op-Ed Contributor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In her column, “Conservatism must shift approach to social issues in Trump era,” Heena Srivastava is right to highlight that college campuses are generally left of center and offers an interesting and well-conceived history of how that came to be. However, her analysis of the two parties’ current...

Letter to the Editor: The Pseudo Knitting Club explains itself

January 15, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

First off, we do apologize for our initial act; it was a bit much, no? But we would like to take this opportunity to explain ourselves, and in so doing, hopefully spur the reflection and dialogue that have proven invaluable in shifting outdated norms. Our initial act was not meant to widen the gaps between...

Closson: Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comments aren’t shocking

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Calling someone racist always raises eyebrows. Yes, just because we disagree with someone or the policies they support doesn’t mean we can jump to labeling them racist. But when someone consistently singles out, advocates discrimination against and demonstrates beliefs of superiority over specific...

Wolfe: As midterm elections near, take a deeper look at harmful campaign finance laws

Michael Wolfe, Columnist

January 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we enter 2018, Congressional midterm elections are fast approaching. Stakes are enormous: The entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for re-election. November will either show Americans voting to limit President Trump’s ability to pass legislation, or to empower Republicans...

Srivastava: Conservatism must shift approach to social issues in the Trump era

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It only takes a comparison of two political student groups’ Facebook pages to determine the ideological leaning of a college campus. On campus, College Republicans have less than half the number of page likes as College Democrats — and their page even features public posts of ridicule. It comes...