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Like many universities, NU sees decrease in international graduate student enrollment

Like many universities, NU sees decrease in international graduate student enrollment

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Like many universities nationwide, Northwestern saw a decrease in enrollment of new international graduate students last fall, according to new data published by the International Office last week. Still, total international student enrollment rose more than 10 percent to 4,332, according to the report. The...

Administrators outline plan for energy use recording, encourage student action at The State of Sustainability

Administrators outline plan for energy use recording, encourage student action at The State of Sustainability

Andres Correa, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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SustainNU, Associated Student Government and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern encouraged students to engage in sustainable practices and advance sustainability throughout campus at Monday’s The State of Sustainability event. About 15 students attended the first community...

Professors differ on laptop use in classrooms, as benefits of bans debated in new research

Professors differ on laptop use in classrooms, as benefits of bans debated in new research

Thea Showalter, Reporter

February 18, 2019


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Some Northwestern students slip their computers into bags and backpacks without so much as a second thought, but the laptop — the ever-present symbol of on-the-go college students — and its role in the college classroom are still up for debate. NU professors who ban laptops often cite a 2014 study...

NU partnership with Garfield Produce Company gives local business a ‘boost’

NU partnership with Garfield Produce Company gives local business a ‘boost’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

In a 6,000-square-foot warehouse on the West Side of Chicago, the staff at Garfield Produce Company spends their days tending to crops of microgreens. The small business, founded in 2013, grows these edible plants for food distributors, such as Northwestern’s new food provider, Compass Group. What...

Report places University President Morton Schapiro on shortlist for next USC president

Report places University President Morton Schapiro on shortlist for next USC president

Alan Perez and Elizabeth Byrne

February 17, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro is on the short list for the University of Southern California’s next president, according to a report by 247Sports affiliate USCFootball.com, a role the school has been slow to fill since its embattled chief executive stepped down more than six months ago. USC’s...

Northwestern professor’s new book explores US empire, overseas territories

Northwestern professor’s new book explores US empire, overseas territories

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Most Americans think they know what their country looks like: a union of states stretching from sea to shining sea, said history Prof. Daniel Immerwahr. But, as he argues in his new book, it’s not so straightforward. Immerwahr has spent the last few years writing his latest book, “How to Hide...

Student-run startup CatsWork brings free career recruitment resources to NU students

Student-run startup CatsWork brings free career recruitment resources to NU students

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

A new startup called CatsWork, headed by two NU undergraduates, is aiming to ease NU students’ career transitions by equipping them with tailored resources to navigate the career recruitment process. The organization, based in The Garage, was started by Weinberg junior Vincent Park and McCormick...

Shared prop closet to open in effort to increase accessibility for RTVF students

Shared prop closet to open in effort to increase accessibility for RTVF students

Amy Li, Development and Recruitment Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

The Undergraduate Radio/Television/Film Student Association plans to open a new closet for Department of Radio, Television and Film students to share prop resources and increase financial accessibility for students while eliminating waste within the department. Students will be able to donate props...

Even truth-seekers can become climate change skeptics, article says

Even truth-seekers can become climate change skeptics, article says

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Students should be more sympathetic to their climate change-denier relatives, an article from two Northwestern political science professors suggests. Even those who seek accuracy can become skeptics of climate change, said the article, a review of several studies written by political science Profs. James Druck...

Dittmar Gallery holds exhibition showcasing systemic violence through sculpture

Dittmar Gallery holds exhibition showcasing systemic violence through sculpture

Zach Bright, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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Artist Céline Browning said her exhibition “War Games” was inspired by the shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy killed by police in Cleveland in 2014 while playing with a toy gun. “For a lot of white Americans, that was a moment police brutality against people of color was brought...

One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 14, 2019


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Roughly 40 students gathered at The Rock on Thursday for a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed. The vigil, organized by Communication first-year Arianna Staton, was held to remember...

ASG passes legislation demanding University immediately expand gender-open housing options

ASG passes legislation demanding University immediately expand gender-open housing options

Atul Jalan, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Associated Student Government passed legislation asking the University to commit to an “immediate expansion” of gender-open housing options for undergraduate students during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Currently, students who opt to live in gender-open housing must choose between singles and...