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Letter to the Editor: New expectations mean new bar for storming field

October 31, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Expectations matter. Ask an Olympic medalist or a political victor if they expected defeat. Ask a student who fails an exam whether they expected to pass. Ask Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips, about the importance of...

Letter to the Editor: Try to understand student-athletes before criticizing us

October 10, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In response to Jonah Dylan and his column “Northwestern is running out of excuses,” I urge sportswriters to expand beyond the realm of what you think you know about NU student-athletes before writing another piece criticizing us. ...

Ryan: From a student-athlete, it’s OK to not be OK

Caleigh Ryan, Op-Ed Contributor

January 12, 2017

Filed under Opinion

We aren’t perfect. No one is. Everyone has tough times, dark thoughts and seriously considers what they are doing in life — especially at a place like Northwestern, where it seems like everyone is doing well. It can be so...

Letter to the Editor: “Student-athlete” framework fundamentally unethical

Jonathan Forman, Weinberg '12

February 5, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I write today to join the ongoing discussion between Dr. Norman Wang and Daniel Olson and to add my opinion on what is surely an equally controversial topic on campus. I do not seek to change any minds or get involved in an editorial debate but to merely point out the fundamental u...

Letter to the Editor: History, logic are against unionization efforts

Norman C. Wang, McCormick '94, Feinberg '98

February 4, 2014

Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I would like to thank Daniel Olson for his passionate comments in “Unionization efforts won’t hurt Northwestern’s academic goals.” My original opinions were merely food for thought. (Letter to the Editor: Unionization efforts won't hurt Northwes...

Letter to the Editor: Student-athletes or athlete-employees?

Norman C. Wang, McCormick '94, Feinberg '98

January 30, 2014

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, As an alumnus of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Feinberg School of Medicine, following Northwestern University athletics is a way to feel connected to the university. It serves as a...

Northwestern introduces more specific hazing policy

Cat Zakrzewski, Web Editor

October 10, 2013

Filed under Administration, Campus, Greek, Latest Stories

Northwestern has updated its student handbook to include a more specific hazing policy for the 2013-14 academic year — but Greek leaders are not commenting on what prompted the change.  Dean of students Todd Adams anno...