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Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

More than 150 students and faculty simultaneously lit flashlights at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday as part of a nationwide movement to support inclusion the day before President-elect Donald Trump assumes the presidency. The demonstration was part of The Ghostlight... Read more »

Northwestern student appointed to Hillel International board of directors

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Campus

A Northwestern student was appointed to Hillel International’s board of directors, according to a news release published Wednesday. SESP sophomore Ruthie Charendoff is one of four students from U.S. universities to be appointed to the board this year. They join two other students, Hannah Schlachter... Read more »

Freshman hopes to start ukulele club on campus

Freshman hopes to start ukulele club on campus

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

There’s no “I” in ukulele. McCormick freshman Peter Hartman knows that as well as anybody. When he was a freshman in high school, Hartman said he started a small ukulele club, which grew to more than 50 members by the time he graduated. “I made some really great friends through it,”... Read more »

ASG Senate passes resolution banning styrofoam in programming

ASG Senate passes resolution banning styrofoam in programming

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus

Associated Student Government Senate passed a resolution Wednesday that prohibits polystyrene products from ASG events and asks the University to ban styrofoam products across campus. Senate added an amendment exempting student theater groups from the resolution, but voted against an amendment that wou... Read more »

RTVF students voice concerns about funding system in town hall meeting

RTVF students voice concerns about funding system in town hall meeting

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Although the Department of Radio, Television and Film has said its new project funding system is an “improvement,” RTVF students voiced a slew of concerns at a departmental town hall meeting Wednesday. About 20 students attended the gathering, which was hosted by the Undergraduate RTVF Student... Read more »

New York Times report reveals income imbalance among Northwestern students

New York Times report reveals income imbalance among Northwestern students

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

About two thirds of Northwestern students come from families in the top income quintile, according to a report by The New York Times’ The Upshot published Wednesday. The report includes analysis of economic diversity at several colleges and universities across the United States and is based on data ... Read more »

Prison abolition organization gets students involved in pen pal system with LGBTQ inmates

Prison abolition organization gets students involved in pen pal system with LGBTQ inmates

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Representatives from prison abolition organization Black and Pink spoke to students Wednesday evening in hopes of connecting them to incarcerated LGBTQ individuals through a pen pal system. The event was hosted by the Queer Pride Graduate Students Association, a social networking and advocacy group... Read more »

Women’s Center aims to galvanize participation in Women’s March

Women’s Center aims to galvanize participation in Women’s March

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Campus (Archived), Top Stories

The Women’s Center launched Tuesday an effort to encourage the Northwestern community to support the Women’s March on Chicago, protesting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration later this week. The center began its campaign by distributing free buttons displaying the phrase “Wildcats... Read more »

Four Northwestern professors receive presidential award

Ally Mauch, Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus

President Barack Obama honored four members of Northwestern faculty with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers earlier this month. Mechanical engineer Sinan Keten, physicist Eric Dahl, and chemists Danna Freedman and David Harris were among 102 scientists and engineers who... Read more »

Journalist Allison McCann discusses role of data visualization, graphics in storytelling

Journalist Allison McCann discusses role of data visualization, graphics in storytelling

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Allison McCann, a visual journalist for Vice News Tonight, explained the role of data visualization in newswriting on Tuesday, saying that it should be used to augment the reader’s understanding of a story. “Against Boring Charts” — an event hosted by faculty and staff from One Book One Northwestern,... Read more »

The Daily Northwestern, Political Union to host mayoral debate

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, City, Events, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

The Daily Northwestern will partner with Political Union to host a mayoral debate on Feb. 7. The event will feature all five mayoral candidates about a week before early voting begins on Feb. 13. A primary will be held for the election on Feb. 28. The top candidates will move on to a general elect... Read more »

Candlelight vigil features spoken word poetry to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Candlelight vigil features spoken word poetry to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

Hundreds of people packed Alice Millar Chapel on Monday for the annual candlelight vigil honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. To celebrate King’s legacy, the Alpha Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held the annual vigil, inviting Clint Smith, a teacher and poet, as the keynote speaker.... Read more »