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Phillips: Aziz Ansari situation highlights need to readdress our understanding of consent

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

January 23, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

In the past few weeks, I have found myself engaged in several conversations with my friends, family and even coworkers about the culture of sex and dating today. I’ve heard questions like: Why is it so hard to say no? Why do...

Sainati: A take to leave in 2017

Leo Sainati, Columnist

January 8, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In mid-December, Richard Cohen, an Opinion writer for The Washington Post, published a column titled “Who really should have been Time’s Person of the Year.” Curious as to who could possibly deserve more recognition than...

Letter from the Opinion Editors: Do not stop speaking up

Mariana Alfaro and Troy Closson

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letters from Editor, Opinion

Sometimes the systems in place to combat abuse are not successful in stopping dangerous behaviors. That’s when we — as allies, as witnesses, as bystanders — have to step up. The last month has seen countless sexual harassment...

Closson: Like FSU, Northwestern’s response to Greek issues must acknowledge problems with culture

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Monday, Florida State University announced an indefinite suspension of all fraternities and sororities following the recent death of Andrew Coffey, a fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party. The announcement also cited a separate incident i...

Sumra: By focusing on Spacey’s sexuality, media diverted conversation on abuse

Eish Sumra, Columnist

November 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As disgusting as the allegations against Kevin Spacey are, they are hardly surprising. Since the allegations against Harvey Weinstein were brought to light, Hollywood has been awash with sexual harassment and assault accusations....

MacColl: Men must do more to fight sexual assault, harassment

Margaux MacColl, Op-Ed Contributor

October 16, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

I was in the room of a fraternity house on campus, watching TV with two men. One was a good friend I’ll call “Joe,” and the other an acquaintance I’ll call “Nate.” Nate sat next to me on the couch, our legs touching....

Former Northwestern adjunct professor leaves after saying sexual harassment complaint inquiry was unfounded

Benjamin Din, Digital Projects Editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Dave Linhardt never made it to teach the third meeting of his Principles of Entrepreneurship class. On Jan. 12 and Jan. 14 — only the second week of the quarter — Linhardt, who was an adjunct professor, sent two emails,...

Feinberg student sues Northwestern under Title IX

Madeline Fox, Summer Managing Editor

August 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A Feinberg School of Medicine student is suing Northwestern under Title IX saying the school responded with “deliberate indifference” after he reported he was sexually harassed by a professor. A federal judge ruled last...