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Chicago hip-hop artists, activists discuss role of hip-hop music in activism

Chicago hip-hop artists, activists discuss role of hip-hop music in activism

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Prominent black Chicago hip-hop artists and activists said during an event Wednesday that black women should engage in activism through art as it promotes the liberation of people of color. The panelists spoke about the role of black women in the music industry, art as a form of activism and the...

International students struggle to find employment in age of ‘Buy American, Hire American’

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories

When members of Yoni Pinto’s family came to the United States from Turkey about 20 years ago, they were able to find employment, get green cards and eventually become citizens, fulfilling the “American dream,” the Weinberg senior said. Back then, the main challenge was finding an employer willing...

Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues

Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues

Ben Pope and Nora Shelly
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke about numerous issues including economic mobility and contemporary campus culture as College Republicans’ spring speaker Wednesday. The event, held in McCormick Auditorium in Norris University Center, was also sponsored by Young America’s Foundation....

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

As soon as he stepped onto the Ryan Auditorium stage, Michael Che acknowledged that some audience members might be uncomfortable with his jokes. “I’m OK with that,” he said. Che, who is known for his role as co-anchor of the Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live,” performed for about...

ASG passes A-status funding for student groups

ASG passes A-status funding for student groups

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment

Associated Student Government Senate approved Wednesday more than $1.5 million in funding to A-status student groups. The A-status finances committee allocated funds to more than 35 student groups, using money from the student activity fee. Vice president for A-status finances Daniel Wu said...

‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) during a talk Tuesday advised people who want to pursue a film career in Los Angeles to find the right people to work with and be patient. “LA takes a long time to open up to you,” Horowitz said. “It doesn’t actively open up...

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The entire incoming first-year class will receive free tickets to see “Hamilton” in Chicago as part of Northwestern’s One Book One Northwestern program, the University announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the class — which has approximately 1,900 students — will be split in...

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Children’s nonprofit Cradles to Crayons will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s Dance Marathon next year, according to a news release. NUDM hosted a panel Tuesday in Annenberg Hall to officially announce its primary beneficiary and discuss the impacts of poverty on children. Panelists...

Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A Stanford University professor said the common perception of old age relating to unhappiness is misguided at a talk on campus Monday. Prof. Laura Carstensen spoke about the relationship between age and happiness at a lecture hosted by the human development and social policy program at the School...

New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship seeks to shift the mentality of activism and teach students practical skills to engage in social justice advocacy. The fellowship, founded this year by Communication senior Matt Fulle in coordination with Director of Leadership and Community Engagement Kelly...

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Slavic languages and literatures Prof. Gary Saul Morson spoke at an event Monday about their new book, which discusses how the humanities and social sciences can be applied to the field of economics. About 60 people attended the event hosted by Political Union...

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

When School of Education and Social Policy Dean Penelope Peterson came to Northwestern in 1997, she said she knew she wanted to lead an “innovative school” that would reform the field of education. “We’ve succeeded in becoming even more innovative,” Peterson said. “We’re still at the...