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Pellissier: College campuses are afraid of listening to the right

Bernie Pellissier, Op-Ed Contributor

November 21, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

This past week featured two losses in the battle for open dialogue on college campuses. Ben Shapiro, editor in chief of the conservative website The Daily Wire, was scheduled to hold a lecture and Q&A session at DePaul on No...

Patterson: Dear Republicans, don’t say you are marginalized because you’re a minority at Northwestern

Sky Patterson, Op-Ed Contributor

November 21, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Republicans on our campus: You may have felt unsafe or that your opinions are not valued or even considered. You may have lost friends or had your reputation denigrated. As a conservative in a classroom full of liberals, you may have ...

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...

Hammersmith: Why counseling at the Women’s Center is not dispensable

Ariana Hammersmith, Op-Ed Contributor

October 2, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Amid all this debate around safe spaces on college campuses, I don’t think I ever really understood the issue until I found one of my very own. The Women’s Center sits on the corner of Sheridan Road and Foster Street, a space...

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

September 29, 2016

Filed under Letters from Editor, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Amid all the words, some inflammatory and others helpful, about safe spaces and trigger warnings, how am I, a teacher, supposed to think about my pedagogy? Our own President has opined on the matter as has The Daily. Not to mention...

Editorial: Safe spaces are vital, and so is thoughtful rhetoric

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

September 28, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

The debate about safe spaces, microaggressions and so-called campus oversensitivity has been near constant over the past year. This month, it returned to our backyard. First, there was the University of Chicago’s inflammatory...

Letter to the Editor: President Schapiro erred in defending campus oversensitivity in convocation speech

September 25, 2016

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

I was dismayed to read about Northwestern president Morton Schapiro's remarks to the incoming freshman class in Wednesday's edition of the Daily. His full-throated defense of "safe spaces," and "trigger warnings" — coupled with his ad...

Report includes experiences of black student-athletes at Northwestern

Max Schuman, Sports Editor

September 21, 2016

Filed under Latest Stories, Sports

A report on the experience of black students at Northwestern released Monday by a University task force includes comments from a focus group of six student-athletes, providing a sample of the issues black student-athletes face on campus. Protests by students against...

Patterson: The cost of diversity

Sky Patterson, Op-Ed Contributor

September 20, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I remember the first time I saw the Black House on Sheridan Road when I visited Northwestern. I was pleasantly surprised that the space existed on campus, and when I found out NU also has a black student union, I felt ecstatic....

Guirgis: Why I need safe spaces at Northwestern

David Guirgis, Op-Ed Contributor

September 20, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

When I told my high school friends last year I was applying early decision to a school in the Midwest, their eyebrows flew off their faces. And when I told them I’d applied without ever setting foot on campus, their eyebrows...