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Students petition Northwestern to ban a visiting scholar whose work attempts to link intelligence and beauty to race

Students petition Northwestern to ban a visiting scholar whose work attempts to link intelligence and beauty to race

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Students are calling for the dismissal of a controversial visiting scholar whose views on race has sparked concern among students and faculty in the psychology department. More than 1,400 people have signed a petition as of Wednesday morning urging the psychology department to reverse its earlier decision granting Satoshi Kanazawa’s request to conduct research at Northwestern while on his year-long sabbatical from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Petitioners say his views “promote racism, sexism and xenophobia,” and are asking that the department revamp its screening process for visiting scholars. “Kanazawa's misogynoir nonsense should not be tolerated on Northwestern's campus, a campus that prides itself with its commitment to support a diverse and inclusive campus community,” the petition reads. “Kanazawa's fraud research and studies reflects modern eugenics, and Northwestern should be ashamed of approvin...

Beta Theta Pi suspended for four years after serving alcohol to minors

Beta Theta Pi suspended for four years after serving alcohol to minors

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi has been suspended for four years after a student conduct panel found the fraternity responsible for distributing alcohol to minors, the Interfraternity Council and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life announced on Tuesday. A panel made up of staff and students...

Elder dining hall to remain under construction after renovation plans change

Elder dining hall to remain under construction after renovation plans change

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 10, 2018


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

Elder dining hall will not reopen this academic year as originally scheduled due to a redesign of the renovation plans, according to a Monday email from student affairs administrators. The change was made “in response to student feedback,” and the new design will focus on “inclusive dining”...

Northwestern students urged to be cautious with Yellow Vest protests in Paris

Northwestern students urged to be cautious with Yellow Vest protests in Paris

Catherine Kim, Reporter

December 10, 2018


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

PARIS –– Northwestern students in Paris have faced an unforeseen challenge the past few weeks: learning to navigate the city amidst the Yellow Vest protests. This Saturday marked the fourth weekend of the anti-government protests, which began as a response to the French government’s decision...

Survivors of Parkland shooting say gun activism has ‘awoke a generation’

Survivors of Parkland shooting say gun activism has ‘awoke a generation’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

December 10, 2018


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

March For Our Lives activist Samantha Fuentes does not look injured — she wears boots with heels and makeup like other women her age, and speaks sarcastically with a sense of humor. But Fuentes, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was injured in the February...

Northwestern to cover technology fee following intense backlash

Northwestern to cover technology fee following intense backlash

Danny Vesurai and Alex Wong

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The technology fee levied this academic year on international students will be covered by Northwestern, Ravi Shankar, the International Office director, said in an email to international students Friday morning. The decision comes after around 600 students and faculty signed a petition that pushed for NU to cover the $50 fee or spread it out among all students, citing concerns about discrimination a...

Students demand mental health reform, criticize administration’s prior efforts

Students demand mental health reform, criticize administration’s prior efforts

Cameron Cook and Danny Vesurai

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Student activists lambasted Northwestern’s handling of mental health issues and urged for increased inclusion and transparency in helping students cope with mental health problems, presenting a list of demands to Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin during a rally Thursday. The...

Friends remember Daniel Jessell as selfless, empathetic

Friends remember Daniel Jessell as selfless, empathetic

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

At the end of a bad week in her freshman year, Alexa Bagamian remembers ordering and eating cookie cakes from Insomnia Cookies that said "sorry your week sucked" with Daniel Jessell, who was one of her closest friends. “It was hilarious,” Bagamian said. “It definitely made our weeks better....

Chicago Police offer $10,000 for information relating to Shane Colombo’s death

Chicago Police offer $10,000 for information relating to Shane Colombo’s death

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Chicago police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed an incoming Northwestern doctoral student in September. An anonymous donor gave the money to the Chicago Police Department as an investigation into Shane Colombo’s...

CAPS to hire two staff members to assist with rapid response screening

CAPS to hire two staff members to assist with rapid response screening

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Counseling and Psychological Services will hire two new staff members to provide clinical support services and do suicide screenings within University Health Services, according to a Wednesday email from Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin. The new positions - which will be shared...

Black House renovation moves into next phase

Black House renovation moves into next phase

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 4, 2018


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

The Black House Renovation Project is moving into the design development phase after the Board of Trustees approved the budget and schematic design for the building, according to a University news release. During the current phase, the release said, the Black House Renovation Steering Committee, which...

Wake appointed to head Office of Equity; new associate provost for operations and facilities to join Northwestern

Wake appointed to head Office of Equity; new associate provost for operations and facilities to join Northwestern

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

December 4, 2018


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

Provost Jonathan Holloway announced in a Tuesday news release the appointment of Mark Francis as the associate provost for operations and facilities and named Sarah Wake the permanent associate vice president for equity. Wake’s appointment, effective Oct. 1, comes as the Office of Equity prepares...