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Letter to the Editor: Northwestern’s actions are not living up to its values

December 8, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In my five years as a graduate student at Northwestern, I’ve noticed a pattern in the University’s behavior. NU is fond of portraying itself as a progressive and totally inclusive environment for scholarship; however, its...

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...

Kempis: University’s lack of preparedness for the travel ban is emblematic of its approach to the international population

Nicole Kempis, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This is the second in a series that will examine the challenges Northwestern faces as it strives to become a global university. In the months leading up to the U.S. presidential election, as Donald Trump spouted increasingly isolat...

Sumra: Trump’s Muslim ban is more ‘American’ than we think

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor

February 2, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

In a recent acceptance speech for her Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in Comedy Series, Northwestern alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus called President Trump’s recent executive order “un-American,” j...

Reed: Reclaiming the term ‘social justice warrior’ during Trump regime

Chase Reed, Columnist

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The debate over the presence of safe spaces on college campuses reared its head at the beginning of the school year, inviting political pundits to openly criticize universities that provide marginalized students with a community...