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Sexual assault accountability resolution vote postponed after walkout

Sexual assault accountability resolution vote postponed after walkout

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 23
Filed under Campus

Associated Student Government Senate did not vote on a resolution promoting accountability for sexual assault after four students walked out of Senate on Wednesday, leaving the room short of the 25 senators needed for quorum. The students walked out after after Senate decided to conduct the vote on... Read more »

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses representation, athletic career

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses representation, athletic career

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 23
Filed under Campus, Events

An aversion to losing drove Ibtihaj Muhammad during low points in her career, the Olympic fencer said during a talk Wednesday. Muhammad, the second speaker in the Muslim-cultural Students Association’s annual “Discover Islam” week, discussed her personal journey as a black, Muslim-American athlete.... Read more »

Marketing leader discusses corporate experiences as part of Black History Month celebrations

Ally Mauch, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Campus

Lizette Williams discussed her experiences as a woman of color in corporate America, celebrating the concept of “black girl magic” in a speech Wednesday. “Black girl magic is beauty and resiliency and tenacity,” Williams said. “Black girl magic is innate strength, and so we celebrate that... Read more »

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan discusses politics, religion during McSA event

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan discusses politics, religion during McSA event

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan emphasized the importance of coexistence and allyship during a Muslim-cultural Students Association event Tuesday. McLellan, a Charleston, South Carolina, native who won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competitions, kicked off McSA’s annual “Discover... Read more »

Chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade doubles as Gettysburg tour guide

Chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade doubles as Gettysburg tour guide

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

When chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade is not conducting research or teaching at Northwestern, he spends his weekends recreating the lives of characters alive during the Civil War with tourists at Gettysburg National Military Park. Meade joined Northwestern in 2003, focusing on bioinorganic coordination... Read more »

New humanities, social sciences pre-orientation program to come this summer

New humanities, social sciences pre-orientation program to come this summer

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
February 22
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will offer a new pre-orientation program this summer for incoming freshmen that will focus on critical thinking in social sciences or the humanities, said Lane Fenrich, assistant dean for first-year students and transition programs. The new offerings expand the Bridge program, which aim... Read more »

After 150 years, free tuition grants at Northwestern still honored

After 150 years, free tuition grants at Northwestern still honored

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 22
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

When Northwestern was first looking for funding in the 1850s, it sold bonds guaranteeing free tuition for students. Today, the descendants of those original bond holders can still attend the university for free. “Perpetual scholarships,” which guarantee free tuition to descendants of some of the... Read more »

Samantha Bee to speak at Northwestern

Samantha Bee to speak at Northwestern

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Comedian and late-night show host Samantha Bee will speak at Northwestern Feb. 28 as A&O Productions’ spring speaker in an event co-hosted by College Democrats and One Book One Northwestern, A&O announced Tuesday. As the host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” a satirical political... Read more »

Students find healing in night of conversation, performances for Latinx women

Students find healing in night of conversation, performances for Latinx women

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

More than 130 people gathered Monday night for student performances and a keynote talk focused on discussing the experiences of Latinx students in white-majority institutions. In an event titled “Dear Woke Brown Girl,” keynote speaker Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez — founder of online platform... Read more »

Petition calls for increased supervision over Greek life, additional resources promoting sexual health

Petition calls for increased supervision over Greek life, additional resources promoting sexual health

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 20
Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Student Government, Student Groups

A group of students published a petition Monday calling for increased supervision over Greek life and additional resources promoting sexual and mental health after the University notified students about anonymous reports of multiple alleged druggings and sexual assaults at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frate... Read more »

Weinberg junior Peter Kotecki named The Daily’s next editor in chief

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 20
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, The Daily Northwestern

Peter Kotecki will serve as the next editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern, the paper’s publisher announced Monday. The junior is currently a managing editor and will assume the position of EIC for Spring Quarter and next Fall Quarter. After joining The Daily during fall of his freshman year,... Read more »

Former Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi tackles political, religious issues with humor

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 19
Filed under Campus, Events

Comedian Aasif Mandvi told students to always fight Islamophobia at a talk hosted by South Asian Students Alliance and the Muslim-cultural Students Association on Friday. The talk, held in Ryan Auditorium, was organized by McSA and SASA as their annual winter co-sponsorship event. Mandvi, a former... Read more »