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Pomp: Student organizations should refocus on missions, not exclusivity

Amos Pomp, Op-Ed Contributor

April 19, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I have heard time and time again how annoying it is that seemingly everything at Northwestern requires an application, a petition or some sort of rigorous selection process. Even opportunities you wouldn’t expect, like some...

Letter to the Editor: Vandalizing The Rock precludes effective dialogue about Greek life

March 4, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I understand — and largely agree — with students’ issues regarding Greek life, and these positions have forced me to have serious internal debates about my involvement. I, along with many in my Phi Delta Theta pledge class,...

Closson: NU needs to move beyond task forces for tangible change

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Last month, Northwestern’s Undergraduate Residential Experience Committee released its report on restructuring campus living. The new framework presented widespread changes to residential life from eliminating permanent themes at residential colleges to fully integrating Greek housing into th...

Letter to the Editor: Greek life’s tight-knit communities can foster inclusion, social justice when committed

January 21, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I come from an overwhelmingly white suburb of Chicago with a median income significantly above the state average. The range of my interpersonal experiences back home is quite limited because of this; yet in my life, I’ve be...

Hume: Northwestern’s elite liberalism detracts from dialogue, creates exclusion

Jack Hume, Op-Ed Contributor

January 19, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Northwestern is one of the best places in the world to think, learn and contribute. Our school’s resources — its location, endowment, faculty and students — are a potent combination of strengths that lead the way in making ste...

Letter to the Editor: My Greek experience paved way for new opportunities

January 18, 2018

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

As a Northwestern Greek graduate, I felt the need to reply when I read Alex Schwartz’s column from last week. My priorities in college were to both launch a career and to grow as a leader.  My Greek days at Northwestern were long ago in th...

Sheffey: If you’re in Greek life, tell us why

Ariel Sheffey, Columnist

January 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably well aware that it's rush week. Walk past the sorority quad, and you’ll see hundreds of Northwestern women — mostly freshmen — undergoing recruitment. Standing outside...

Letter to the Editor: The Pseudo Knitting Club explains itself

January 15, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

First off, we do apologize for our initial act; it was a bit much, no? But we would like to take this opportunity to explain ourselves, and in so doing, hopefully spur the reflection and dialogue that have proven invaluable in...

Schwartz: Really think before you rush

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the first week of Winter Quarter, and that means hundreds of underclassmen are gearing up for the period of exhaustive social events known as rush week. You may be one of those people. I want to tell you about a poster...

Letter to the Editor: Focus on listening to survivors, not saving Northwestern Greek life’s face

December 7, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

For background, I identify as a cisgender Asian American woman and am not a member of any sorority. I am also currently studying abroad and have been following campus conversations about sexual assault related to Greek life through...

Letter to the editor: Far more heroes than villains in Northwestern’s Greek life

December 2, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I would like to preface this letter by warning that it talks about sexual assault and sexual violence, and by saying to any survivors of sexual assault and/or sexual violence that your stories matter. The actions of perpetrators...

Letter to the Editor: Disempowerment of women is not a framework for discussing personal inconvenience

November 30, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Fraternity and sorority life can be a torrid topic in college. The largely predominant Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association influence the social life for many NU students — even beyond the 2,000-plus students...