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Chicago changes red light camera program following Northwestern study

Chicago changes red light camera program following Northwestern study

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
March 29
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

Chicago will make changes to its red light camera program based on the findings of a study conducted by the Northwestern Transportation Center, officials said. According to a Northwestern Transportation Center study released in March, there is a significant reduction in right-angle crashes, which...

Nehaarika Mulukutla launches campaign for ASG president

Nehaarika Mulukutla launches campaign for ASG president

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
March 29
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg junior Nehaarika Mulukutla will run uncontested for ASG President, election commissioner Shayna Servillas confirmed Tuesday. Servillas said she is unsure of the last time a candidate ran unopposed, but thinks it was at least four years ago. Mulukutla’s running mate is Weinberg junior...

NU law students bring home fifth National Trial Competition win

NU law students bring home fifth National Trial Competition win

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
March 29
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

A Pritzker School of Law trial team won the National Trial Competition last week for the fifth time, beating almost 300 teams from law schools across the country. The team comprises third-year law students Stacy Kapustina and Douglas Bates, and second-year law student Garrett Fields. After multiple...

Former NU employee sues University for allegedly being terminated after voicing complaint

Former NU employee sues University for allegedly being terminated after voicing complaint

Ally Mauch, Reporter
March 28
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Timothy Schoolmaster, a former employee of Northwestern’s Center for Public Safety, filed a lawsuit against the University for allegedly being fired after he complained about not receiving a payment. In the lawsuit, which was filed on March 20 in the Cook County Circuit Court, Schoolmaster alleges...

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins to speak at Northwestern

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins to speak at Northwestern

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
March 28
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Stories

Barry Jenkins, director of the Academy Award-winning movie “Moonlight,” will speak at Northwestern on April 1, A&O Productions announced Tuesday evening. A&O, in partnership with Rainbow Alliance, Inspire Media and the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, will screen the movie in Ryan Auditorium,...

Student Enrichment Services creates form to centralize scholarships, funds

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
March 28
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Student Enrichment Services launched a website in early March to streamline the application process for various scholarships, including funds for Dance Marathon and Alternative Student Breaks. The One Form portal allows students to enter their financial need information only once, which will save...

Free digital financial aid tools available to Northwestern students, alumni

Free digital financial aid tools available to Northwestern students, alumni

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
March 27
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern students and alumni can now access a suite of digital tools to help them better manage their finances both before and after graduation, University administrators said in a news release. A partnership between NU and American Student Assistance –– a nonprofit organization that aims...

Northwestern students, faculty in London report feeling safe following terror attack

Northwestern students, faculty in London report feeling safe following terror attack

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
March 27
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern students and faculty spending Spring Break in London said they felt safe and that University officials did not alter their trips in response to the Westminster terror attack that left five people dead last week. Last Wednesday, Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man, drove an SUV from...

University confirms all Northwestern students in London are safe following terror attack

University confirms all Northwestern students in London are safe following terror attack

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
March 22
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

All Northwestern students studying abroad in London are safe following Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster, which left at least five dead and 40 wounded, a University administrator said. None of the 47 Northwestern students currently studying in London were near Westminster Bridge or Parliament...

Northwestern alumnus makes $3 million gift to Medill School of Journalism for social justice reporting

Erica Snow, Reporter
March 15
Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern alumnus David Freedman (Medill '81) has pledged $3 million to the Medill School of Journalism to support social justice reporting initiatives, according to a news release published Tuesday. Freedman’s gift will establish the David F. Freedman Fund for Social Justice Reporting Initiatives,...

ASG Senate approves code change regarding sexual misconduct

ASG Senate approves code change regarding sexual misconduct

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
March 9
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate unanimously approved a change to its code Wednesday that asks members of ASG found responsible for sexual misconduct to resign from their positions. The bill, which is now part of the ASG code, enacts a policy mandating every member of ASG sign an agreement stating...

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

Sam Krevlin, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

As a graduate student instructor, LaCharles Ward always considered himself a Northwestern employee. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication grew up on the West Side of Chicago, where he said he saw the benefits of unions first hand. His grandfather was a union worker for the...