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

Rodney Orr, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

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...

Davies: Fraternity men neglect responsibility with absence at Take Back the Night march

Adam Davies, Op-Ed Contributor

April 28, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I am tired of hearing feeble excuses from Northwestern fraternity men: the “not all men” line and the “I’m in a good frat” trope. I recognize the emptiness of those words. At the end of the day, Northwestern administrators...

Kim: Greek life members must go beyond institutional criticism, step up as individuals

Yvonne Kim, Opinion Editor

April 12, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters from Editor, Opinion

After weeks of uncertainty following allegations of sexual assault and druggings at two fraternities, students finally received a University response when vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin sent a school-wide email that said, “No disciplinary action or further investigative action related to the reports of sexual misc...

Williams: Northwestern should not allow new IFC chapters until systematic change occurs

John Williams, Op-Ed Contributor

February 19, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Despite the despicable reputation of IFC fraternities, I rushed one during my freshman year. After meeting one member who shared my political views, I was under the impression that a large portion of the other members were similarly...

Goldberg: Injustices at fraternities must provoke thoughtful policy change

Gideon Goldberg, Op-Ed Contributor

February 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In response to the recent reported events alleged at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, many have joined together to demand that Interfraternity Council be eliminated on our campus. However, these fraternities are more entrenched than students might im...

Lewis: Following reports, University administrators must take bold action

Cara Lewis, Op-Ed Contributor

February 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It is extremely upsetting for me to write about my experiences with sexual violence and suicide, especially because I know others who share these stories can be deeply upset by reading about them. In the light of recent news,...

Farkas: New IFC and PHA members, stick to your values

Alana Farkas, Columnist

January 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

It’s that time of year again, when newly-accepted fraternity and sorority members experience their first taste of what it’s like to be part of the Northwestern PHA and IFC community. Some of these eager new members can be...

Letter to the Editor: Panhellenic Association on gender inclusivity

December 8, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

There are pieces of the Panhellenic Association's story that by no means give us pride: historic elitism and the predominance of white and otherwise privileged individuals are elements of this community’s past — and present...

Williams: Fraternity members should join call for improved MARS workshops

John Williams, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Despite intermittent workshops designed to give men on our campus, especially fraternity men, a well-rounded understanding of consent and power dynamics, sexual assault and rape is far too common Northwestern. We must improve...

Lumpkin: Don’t leave out multicultural councils when discussing Greek life on campus

Daniella Lumpkin, Op-Ed Contributor

October 11, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

Greek life at a university like Northwestern is often seen as limited to formals and fund-ragers. This leads students, both in and out of Greek life, to assume that all who join a sorority or fraternity on this campus share a...

Boxerman: We should abolish Greek life at NU, and it wouldn’t be as hard as you think

Aaron Boxerman, Op-Ed Contributor

October 9, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

When we think of the classic “college experience,” we often jump straight to Greek life: brotherhood, boozy tailgates and basement parties. Every college movie is full of these tropes. From “Animal House” to “Neighbors,”...

Kim: NU Panhellenic chapters should offer space to process racism

Justine Kim, Op-Ed Contributor

October 4, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Following a pair of racist incidents on American University’s campus, one involving a report of rotten bananas found outside black student’s dorm room and another involving a banana thrown at another black student, Greek organizations...