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Schwartz: Dog Days epitomizes complexity of Greek life philanthropy

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters from Editor, Opinion

I don’t even like hot dogs. I can’t remember the last time I ate one, and I plan on keeping it that way. Last week, I did not purchase a single one no matter how many times the fraternity men in hot dog suits placed so auspiciously...

Latz: Sexual assault is not a single story

Emma Latz, Op-Ed Contributor

May 15, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

Let me begin with a trigger warning: this piece discusses sexual assault on campus. For survivors who may feel harm or be triggered from reading the content of this piece, I urge you to please take caution and first and foremost...

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...