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‘Find something that lights you on fire’: First Indian-American Miss America discusses activism, representation

‘Find something that lights you on fire’: First Indian-American Miss America discusses activism, representation

Maia Spoto, Reporter

October 13, 2019

Nina Davuluri, the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America in 2014, said the judges told her to give up and that “Bollywood” would never win Miss America. But Davuluri was determined to win on her own terms. As the South Asian Students Alliance’s fall speaker, Davuluri told a crowd...

Medill Prof. Melissa Isaacson speaks on panel about new book

Medill Prof. Melissa Isaacson speaks on panel about new book

Ryann Perlstein, Reporter

October 13, 2019

Prof. Melissa Isaacson still remembers her first day at Niles West High School in 1975 and how all she wanted to do was find her place. Isaacson quickly found that place on the girls’ basketball team, which became state champions in 1979 — only seven years after the passage of Title IX, a historic...

Indigenous People’s Day celebrated by app’s release

Indigenous People’s Day celebrated by app’s release

Emma Yarger, Reporter

October 13, 2019

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day on Oct. 14, Medill Prof. Patty Loew launched digital tours of Indigenous locations on campus, working toward a curriculum for a teachers’ guide about Northwestern’s history with Indigenous communities. Loew received the Linzer grant, focused on curriculum...

Students reflect on experience of, motivation behind running in the Chicago Marathon

Students reflect on experience of, motivation behind running in the Chicago Marathon

Sammi Boas, Reporter

October 13, 2019

On Sunday, more than 45,000 runners gathered in Grant Park to participate in the Chicago Marathon. In its 42nd year, the marathon welcomed runners from more than 100 countries, all 50 states and Northwestern’s campus. McCormick junior Justin Navidzadeh said he signed up for the marathon to challenge...