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Panelists discuss Trump’s Middle East foreign policy, impact on immigration

Panelists discuss Trump’s Middle East foreign policy, impact on immigration

Julia Esparza, Reporter
February 17
Filed under Campus, Events

Though President Donald Trump’s policies regarding the Middle East have caused controversy domestically, many people from the region have always felt unwelcome coming to the United States, panelists said at a talk Thursday. The panel, held in Harris Hall in front of about 30 people, featured two... Read more »

Trustee donation allows enhancements for revamped athletic facility center

Trustee donation allows enhancements for revamped athletic facility center

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 16
Filed under Alumni, Campus, Facilities

A new multi-purpose practice facility will be added to renovation plans for Welsh-Ryan Arena, according to a University news release published Feb. 7. The renovation follows a $20 million gift from trustee Howard J. Trienens (Commerce ’45, Law ’49). The facility will be named the Trienens Performance... Read more »

ASG president signs statement calling for elimination of application fees for first-generation, low-income students

ASG president signs statement calling for elimination of application fees for first-generation, low-income students

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 16
Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento signed on to a statement published Wednesday calling for colleges and universities to remove application fees for first-generation and low-income students. The statement, titled “No Apologies Initiative,” was written by Viet Nguyen — student... Read more »

Friends, faculty remember McCormick Prof. Edwin Rossow

Friends, faculty remember McCormick Prof. Edwin Rossow

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Campus

Civil and environmental engineering Prof. emeritus Edwin Rossow died earlier this month at the age of 80. He had taught at the McCormick School of Engineering since 1965.   Rossow died unexpectedly Feb. 5 after more than 40 years at Northwestern. Throughout his career, he was known for his person... Read more »

Schapiro responds to debate over travel ban protest banner

Schapiro responds to debate over travel ban protest banner

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 16
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

University President Morton Schapiro told The Daily on Wednesday that listening to Muslim voices should be a priority, following controversy over a recent campus demonstration protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. During the “#NoMuslimBan Walkout,” a Feb. 1 demonstration... Read more »

ASG Senate resolution calls for removal of students, organizations responsible for sexual assault

ASG Senate resolution calls for removal of students, organizations responsible for sexual assault

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 16
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate introduced a resolution Wednesday calling for students and organizations found responsible for sexual assault to be immediately and permanently removed from Northwestern. The resolution follows an order from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity national headquarters in Evanston to indefinitely cease operations at the Northwestern chapter af... Read more »

Committees planned to revise CTECs, consider diversity-related questions

Committees planned to revise CTECs, consider diversity-related questions

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
February 15
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The University will form two committees to reevaluate CTECs, potentially creating new questions about instructors’ abilities to address questions about diversity and inclusion, a University official said. University Registrar Jacqualyn Casazza said there have been multiple requests from students... Read more »

Clinic coordinated by Feinberg students provides free primary care to Rogers Park residents

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 15
Filed under Campus

Students at the Feinberg School of Medicine are putting their skills to use and administering care at a free clinic in Rogers Park. The Indian American Medical Association of Illinois Charitable Foundation Clinic, or the Devon Clinic, provides primary care services, lab tests and medication, offering... Read more »

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 14
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter has been ordered by its national headquarters to halt chapter operations “until further notice,” after the University notified students last week of an investigation into a report of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at the fraternity house. Brandon Weghorst, a spokesman for SAE’s national organization, said they made the d... Read more »

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Kristine Liao, Reporter
February 14
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Attendees at a Political Union event Monday debated whether or not to ban Greek life on campus, resulting in slightly more students favoring to hypothetically kick fraternities and sororities off campus. Weinberg junior Sabrina Williams, Political Union co-president, said the group reached out to... Read more »

Northwestern submits amicus curiae brief condemning travel ban with other research universities

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern, along with 16 other American universities, signed an amicus curiae brief filed Monday supporting a lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The order, signed Jan. 27, barred citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Yem... Read more »

Student Enterprise Systems plans complete redesign of CAESAR site

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Student Enterprise Systems, which is responsible for managing CAESAR, is currently in the process of planning a redesign of the website, said SES director Ann Dronen. Dronen said the project is part of a standard update and will take into account feedback from surveys conducted among... Read more »