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Castillo: The Saudi monarchy can’t buy our dignity

Rodrigo Castillo, Op-Ed Contributor

November 11, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

After news broke last Tuesday that several U.S. colleges and universities, including Northwestern University, received more than $350 million from the Saudi government or its institutions, NU announced it would ask its faculty...

Bian: It took us too long to acknowledge the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Andrea Bian, Op-Ed Contributor

October 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

On Friday, The New York Times website featured a harrowing image on its homepage of a malnourished child, accompanied by an emphatic, all-caps headline: “The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War.” Obviously intended to attract...

Stratton and Sawhney: Should U.S. government allow military sales to countries involved in Yemen?

Abigail Stratton and Asha Sawhney

April 21, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the conflict between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels worsens, it is apparent a proxy war with numerous players — most notably Iran and Saudi Arabia — is reaching full force. Originally, the two sides were those loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi versus the Zaydi Shia group called the Ho...

Sawhney and Stratton: Debating King Abdullah’s policies on women’s rights

Abigail Stratton and Asha Sawhney

January 26, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, died Friday at 90 after a reign of almost 10 years. He leaves behind a country where women do not have the right to drive and yet they outnumber men at universities. Some portra...

Gelman: Dissecting Obama’s State of the Union address

Max Gelman, Columnist

January 22, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Emboldened with the knowledge that his approval rating is at 50 percent for the first time since Spring 2013, President Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night with a swagger and confidence we haven’...

Illinois resident confirmed third US person with MERS virus

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

May 21, 2014

Filed under City, National, State

An Illinois resident was the third person in the United States confirmed to have the virus which causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, a May 16 test revealed. MERS is caused by Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus,...

NU-Q study finds Arab residents wary of American entertainment

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 7, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A new survey commissioned by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute found that although many Arab residents in the Middle East and North Africa watch Hollywood films, some believe the films include content...