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Williams: Fraternity members should join call for improved MARS workshops

John Williams, Op-Ed Contributor

October 18, 2016

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

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

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

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...

Schwalb: A call for self-critical participation in PHA and IFC

Jessica Schwalb, Columnist

September 26, 2016

By the end of the summer, my answers to prodding family and friends had become well-rehearsed: Yes, I’m in Greek life, but my chapter and my friends are more nuanced than the stereotypes. Yes, I buy into my Panhellenic Association...