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Closson: Faculty diversity is essential to improving student inclusion

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 11, 2017

When Northwestern releases its demographic information for this incoming freshman class, I’m sure the class of 2021 will be touted as “one of the most diverse” groups of admitted students to date. And if that’s the case,...

Closson: Adjusting to Northwestern, its lack of diversity as a black student

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 4, 2017

When committing to Northwestern — one of my “dream schools” — as a senior in high school, I never thought I’d regret that decision once I got to campus. Before I officially chose a college, my parents constantly...

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

Rodney Orr, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

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...

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

Troy Closson, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 26, 2017

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...

Oh: Barry Jenkins’ thoughtful approach to ‘Moonlight’ illustrates importance of reflective, diverse storytelling

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

April 11, 2017

Last weekend Barry Jenkins — director of this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, “Moonlight” — came to speak on campus. Like quite a few of you, I was there. The event started with a screening of the film. It was my second time seeing it. Again, I soaked myself in the i...