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NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Northwestern Board of Trustees revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary degree Monday, according to a news release. The actor and comedian, who received the NU Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1997, was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. He has been accused of...

Frontera closed, new retail dining options to come

Frontera closed, new retail dining options to come

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Frontera Fresco served its final meal to the Northwestern community last Friday as dining services prepares for an upcoming transition to a new food service provider. The Mexican-inspired restaurant will not have its contract renewed as Compass Group North America takes over the University’s dining...

Northwestern student expected to recover following May 28 incident at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house

Northwestern student expected to recover following May 28 incident at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

June 13, 2018


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

The Northwestern student who fell from the fourth floor of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on May 28 is expected to recover, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily in an email. Glew said the student has no apparent brain damage, and said police have not yet interviewed him. The 20-year-old...

NU alumna Katrina Lenk takes home first Tony Award for her role in ‘The Band’s Visit’

NU alumna Katrina Lenk takes home first Tony Award for her role in ‘The Band’s Visit’

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern alumna Katrina Lenk (Bienen ’97) took home her first Tony Award on Sunday night for best leading actress in a musical for her role in “The Band’s Visit.” The musical was a runaway winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In addition...

Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging increased funding for STEM graduate students

Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging increased funding for STEM graduate students

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

June 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Faculty Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution encouraging The Graduate School to raise the amount of funding provided to science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduate students. The proposal was presented to Senate by chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade, chair of the Faculty Senate Research...

ASG Senate reapportionment resolution passes unanimously

ASG Senate reapportionment resolution passes unanimously

Cameron Cook, Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A resolution to reapportion Associated Student Government seats based on school affiliation rather than residential area passed with a unanimous vote during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Currently, Senate includes three representational bodies: the Residential Caucus, the Student Group Caucus and...

NU alum Matt Murray named next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal

NU alum Matt Murray named next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern alumnus Matt Murray (Medill ’87, ’88) will be the next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, the publication announced Tuesday. Murray, a former Daily staffer, had previously served as executive editor. He will assume his new role Monday, according to the Journal. “I am...

Police: hospital transports slightly up, citations down on Dillo Day

Police: hospital transports slightly up, citations down on Dillo Day

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Sixteen people were taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication during Dillo Day this year, an increase from 15 people last year and a decrease from 28 people in 2016, police said. The Evanston Police Department shut down two parties, Evanston police communications coordinator Perry Polinski said. He said...

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

Maddie Burakoff and Peter Kotecki

June 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

A settlement was reached Friday in the 2015 lawsuit of Alstory Simon — a former inmate whose conviction was overturned in 2014 — against Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess, among other defendants. The $40 million suit alleged that NU and Protess, along with Simon’s then-attorney...

US expected to limit visa length for Chinese students

US expected to limit visa length for Chinese students

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Trump administration is expected to impose limits on visas granted to Chinese citizens amid concerns of intellectual property theft, potentially putting Northwestern’s research operations at risk. United States consular offices and embassies have been instructed to shorten the length of visas...

Cast, crew of Chicago-based Fox Sports documentary ‘Shot in the Dark’ talk filmmaking process

Cast, crew of Chicago-based Fox Sports documentary ‘Shot in the Dark’ talk filmmaking process

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

National Basketball Association certified agent Daniel Poneman said there’s more to basketball than the sport. “(Basketball) was just a perfect vehicle to tell a human story, and tell a Chicago story, and take that snapshot of what it’s like to be a kid on the West Side of Chicago in this moment...

Deerfield Management pledges $65 million to Northwestern for drug development

Deerfield Management pledges $65 million to Northwestern for drug development

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Northwestern announced Thursday it is partnering with Deerfield Management, an investment management company, to launch Lakeside Discovery LLC in order to help develop new drugs. Deerfield, which pledged up to $65 million, will help shepherd potential drugs to the Food and Drug Administration to get...