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Elliott: Government regulation isn’t appropriate solution to fake news

Jackson Elliott, Op-Ed Contributor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Fake news” is a phrase that has become increasingly common since the 2016 presidential election. Interestingly, it’s a term that has been enthusiastically taken up and used by both sides of the political spectrum. Some...

Letter to the Editor: University reactions to ICE protest overlook role of protest as intellectual, free speech

May 22, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

On May 16, 2017, some students on the Northwestern campus protested a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative, who was invited to speak to a sociology class. Since that protest, the students have been vilified i...

Schwartz: Combating hate speech on college campuses is not a violation of free speech

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

February 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Our ability to communicate abstract ideas through language is an important part of what makes us human. But language is more than a tool to understand the world; it helps create the world, too. Language isn’t just words —...

Angell: It’s important to promote meaningful debate on campus

Megan Angell, Columnist

November 16, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was one of those quintessential college conversations — a late-night discussion that blended politics, philosophy and current events. Two of us were debating the significance of various feminist issues. We had not raised...