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Letter to the Editor: Remembering Fayvus Naroditski, a strong, caring man

November 23, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

It’s odd how the greatest insight I can get into my grandfather’s perspective on life is through his jokes. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no reserved man, not even in his 90s. A lot of old people try to hide the countless tiny ...

Letter to the Editor: Read Coates again

September 25, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last week, Daily opinion contributor Jake Gordon wrote in his column referring to Ta-Nehisi Coates' recent essay in The Atlantic: “The truth is many low-income whites in the United States do face struggles and Coates’ implicit denial of that w...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern treats anonymous sexual assault reports seriously, and so should we

February 15, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor

I want to begin this response to the letter to the editor published Monday in The Daily entitled “Wait for the facts before rushing to judgement based on unverified accusations” with a very explicit trigger and content warning for rape and sexual assault. As a two-time survivor, I want t...

Letter to the Editor: Muslims can think for themselves

Omar Shanti, McCormick senior

February 7, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

The following letter is written in response to the Assistant Dean of Weinberg Mark Sheldon’s letter, revealingly titled “The walkout’s purpose was derailed by anti-Israel sentiment.” This title does not only reinforce the erasure of the Palestinian people and of the continual punishment inflicted upon them by Israel but also deploys a comm...

Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘We should abolish Greek life at NU, and it wouldn’t be as hard as you think’

October 10, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Mr. Boxerman, in his article on Greek life, focuses primarily on its problems. Surely, he’s heard about the benefits: friendships, meeting new people within the Greek system, service and philanthropy, to name a few. But the author assert...

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,”...

Letter to the Editor: A response to ‘Why classrooms should make students learn rather than merely feel safe’

October 2, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

I commend the honest discussion about the need to be both intellectually and emotionally challenged in college. Indeed, adversity affords the opportunity for growth and learning, both in and out of the classroom. But from my ow...

Letter to the Editor: Open letter by Northwestern faculty requesting a more central role in planning Buffet Institute’s future

May 3, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear President Schapiro and Provost Linzer, The undersigned write you in the hope that lessons can be learned from the questionable process and unfortunate outcome of the recent search for Buffett leadership. That search, begu...

Letter to the Editor: What representation in Associated Student Government should mean

February 16, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

This Wednesday evening, at 6 p.m., Associated Student Government is hosting a forum for students to voice their opinions about our recent proposal to overhaul the way that seats are apportioned in ASG Senate. The allocati...

Letter to the Editor: Schapiro, Linzer strongly back Karl Eikenberry’s appointment as executive director of Buffett Institute

Morton Schapiro and Dan Linzer

February 10, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

The Daily Northwestern yesterday published a letter to the editor by a group of faculty regarding the appointment of Karl Eikenberry as executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. As we have communicated previously to faculty m...

Faculty support student protests

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

November 19, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Faculty members of Northwestern’s African American Studies, Asian American Studies and Latina and Latino Studies departments wrote a letter Wednesday in support of NU students who protested institutional racism Friday. “We are proud of the Northwestern students who worked across various organizations in...