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Kempis: University’s lack of preparedness for the travel ban is emblematic of its approach to the international population

Nicole Kempis, Opinion Editor
February 2
Filed under Opinion

This is the second in a series that will examine the challenges Northwestern faces as it strives to become a global university. In the months leading up to the U.S. presidential election, as Donald Trump spouted increasingly isolationist and nationalist discourse, I often found myself wondering how No...

Sumra: Trump’s Muslim ban is more ‘American’ than we think

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor
February 2
Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In a recent acceptance speech for her Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in Comedy Series, Northwestern alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus called President Trump’s recent executive order “un-American,” joining countless other public figures who have invoked America’s p...

Letter to the Editor: The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment

Letter to the Editor: The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment

February 2
Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I am an American Jew who is critical of Israel and who also does not think criticism of Israel equates automatically with anti-Semitism. However, I was deeply disappointed at the turn that the #NoMuslimBanNU demonstration took on Wednesday. The demonstration was advertised as a protest in response...

Out with the Times: Typefaces for your resume

Jerry Lee, Columnist
February 1
Filed under Opinion

I’m the former creative director at The Daily, and I’m writing a new series of columns about how typography subtly and thoroughly pervades our lives. I hope this series will reveal the powerful ways fonts can redefine arguments and dramatically change a text’s meaning. Around this time of year,...

Reed: Reclaiming the term ‘social justice warrior’ during Trump regime

Chase Reed, Columnist
February 1
Filed under Opinion

The debate over the presence of safe spaces on college campuses reared its head at the beginning of the school year, inviting political pundits to openly criticize universities that provide marginalized students with a community where they feel welcome and supported. The terms “social justice warrior”...

Hammersmith: My experience navigating private mental health care after the Women’s Center lost its counseling

Ariana Hammersmith, Op-Ed Contributor
January 31
Filed under Opinion

I used to receive counseling at the Women’s Center. Since the removal of its counseling services, my access to mental health care has changed significantly. Going from university to private mental health services, I’ve struggled to find easily accessible and affordable care. The Women’s Center w...

Letter to the Editor: College Democrats on the importance of calling your representatives

January 31
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Within his first 11 days in office, President Donald Trump has issued executive orders that have struck fear and dismay across America and around the world. His actions indicate that the governmental checks and balances will not be sufficient in reining him in, and so millions of Americans are exercising...

Opinion: This is no time to stop thinking about ethics and values

Kyla Ebels-Duggan, Op Ed Contributor, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Interim Director of the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life
January 31
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

What is it to live a good human life? How should you treat other human beings, other animals and the natural environment? How should we organize our diverse society politically to secure justice for all? Whom should you trust, and what makes for a good reason to believe something? Why make art? Why do...

Farkas: Reframe the culture of body idealism at NU

Alana Farkas, Columnist
January 30
Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Competition is everywhere at Northwestern. And while some forms of competition can be advantageous in pushing students to challenge themselves and achieve professional goals, other forms of competition are more harmful. There is a pervasive social pressure to conform to a certain body ideal. Students...

Editorial: We must keep local officials accountable in response to Crosby’s violent arrest

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board
January 30
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

As racial bias in policing roils cities across the country, it may be tempting for some to imagine Evanston as immune. Our city consistently brands itself as progressive and welcoming, and Northwestern students in particular may fall under the illusion that “Heavenston” is a liberal paradise. This...

Schwartz: In light of Trump’s immigration ban, we must take a lesson from the Holocaust

Alex Schwartz, Columnist
January 29
Filed under Columns, Opinion

International Holocaust Remembrance Day has two pretty straightforward objectives: to remember the victims of the Nazis and to educate ourselves with the intention of preventing genocides from happening in the future. Remembering this scar in our history may be somber and at times painful, but it’s...