The Daily Northwestern

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...

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....

Northwestern retains 12th place in U.S. News rankings

Matthew Choi, Copy Chief

September 14, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern retained its position as the 12th best university in the nation, according to this year's rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The 2017 rankings, released Tuesday, placed NU behind Johns Hopkins University and...

Non-tenure eligible faculty members at Northwestern file for union election

Tori Latham, Managing Editor

June 9, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern faculty members filed for an election Thursday for the formation of a union representing non-tenure eligible faculty and alerted University officials to the union's formation, said a faculty member involved in the...

Harassment concerns prompt Palestinian activist to leave Northwestern without speaking at event

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

February 23, 2016

Filed under Campus, Speakers

Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid left Fiedler Hillel without speaking at a planned event Sunday due to concerns that his talk would be disrupted. Eid, founder of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, was...