The Daily Northwestern

Blaisdell: Prioritize higher education funding this midterm election

Haku Blaisdell, Op-Ed Contributor

November 5, 2018

It’s hard to talk about college without mentioning the elephant in the room — paying for tuition. I’m a full-time student whose education depends on financial aid and the wages from my part-time job. Frankly, I’m one...

Letter to the editor: How the Republican Tax Cut and Jobs Act will hurt American higher education

December 2, 2017

I have been feeling helpless and angry, lying awake in the dark with my heart pounding in my ears. The Republicans just voted to pass their tax bill. It was revised, scribbled and not given sufficient reading time. It passed in...

Letter to the Editor: Higher education funding cuts are urgent issue for all Illinois residents, NU students

May 14, 2017

As the end of the spring legislative session in Springfield arrives, hope for a better tomorrow perseveres. Both political parties share some common goals: keep Illinoisans from leaving, attract more residents, business and jobs...

Illinois Rep. introduces bill to reduce textbook costs

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2014

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) introduced legislation on Tuesday to make open-source textbooks available for free to college students as part of an effort to make higher education more affordable and accessible.  “Skyrocketing textbook costs, ...