The Daily Northwestern

Shirola: It’s time to end birthright citizenship

Wesley Shirola, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 25, 2020

In the final years of the Civil War and the subsequent Reconstruction Era, a debate was raging in Congress in regard to the rights of former slaves newly freed by the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. The adoption of the 13th Amendment,...

Bienen graduate student says he may fail class after ‘racially insensitive’ incident

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

May 22, 2013

A Bienen graduate student is claiming his professor plans to fail him for refusing to perform a song with lyrics written by Walt Whitman, a poet he described as a “self-documented racist.” Timothy McNair, a first-year...