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I’m Running: Weinberg alum Justin Kanew faces uphill battle in Tennessee Republican stronghold

I’m Running: Weinberg alum Justin Kanew faces uphill battle in Tennessee Republican stronghold

Gabby Birenbaum, Web Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

This profile is part of a series on Northwestern alumni running for Congress. Justin Kanew (Weinberg ’01) never set out to run for Congress. Kanew, 39, has been many things — history major, writer, producer and contestant on “The Amazing Race” are among the multi-hyphenate’s many tit...

Well into the second decade of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, students, faculty question the country’s involvement

Well into the second decade of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, students, faculty question the country’s involvement

Austin Benavides, Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to students about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students and faculty take on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 2018 marks the 17th year of the Afghanistan War and the 15th year of the Iraq War. The conflicts have pos...

ASG announces emergency fund to student groups struggling with budget cuts

ASG announces emergency fund to student groups struggling with budget cuts

Cameron Cook and Alan Perez

October 21, 2018


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

Associated Student Government will provide emergency funding to student groups whose funding was cut from schools and departments that were forced to slash their budgets this year. The news comes as several student groups funded by academic departments or schools saw a decrease in their funding for this year. Provost Jonathan Holloway directed all academic units to cut 5 percent of their budget for this acade...

NU-Q closed for second day after flooding, power outage

NU-Q closed for second day after flooding, power outage

Amy Li and Alan Perez

October 21, 2018


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

Northwestern’s satellite campus in Qatar will remain closed on Monday after facilities faced flooding and power outages over the weekend. Education City in Doha — the site of eight branches of international universities including NU-Q — will be closed “until safety is fully guaranteed,”...

Student groups struggle after five percent cut to academic budgets affect funding

Student groups struggle after five percent cut to academic budgets affect funding

Cameron Cook and Alan Perez

October 19, 2018


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

Some student groups are facing slashes to their budgets after Northwestern administrators imposed University-wide cuts in response to an unexpected budget deficit. The groups, funded by schools and academic departments, are the latest to face a cash squeeze since administrators directed all academic...

Fewer first-year students say alcohol is an important part of social life, AlcoholEdu survey shows

Fewer first-year students say alcohol is an important part of social life, AlcoholEdu survey shows

Alexis White and Susanna Kemp

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

First-year students are more likely to exhibit risk-reducing behavior than in past years, according to the AlcoholEdu survey of alcohol and drug use for incoming students. The share of students who say drinking is not important to their social life increased five or six percent to two thirds total,...

Pritzker applications jumped amid tightening labor market, political zeal

Pritzker applications jumped amid tightening labor market, political zeal

Pranav Baskar, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Campus Stories

Sylvia Waghorne always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Today, she’s one of the thousands of students across the country applying to law school this admissions cycle, and with a stronger job market and a new wave of political energy, that number is only rising. The chief executive officer of the...

Alumni Watch: After NU, Lauren Goldstein explores her passion for food and media

Alumni Watch: After NU, Lauren Goldstein explores her passion for food and media

Zoe Malin, Reporter

October 18, 2018


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

Lauren Goldstein (Communication ’18) ventured into Chicago every week in search of woman-owned restaurants and bakeries during her time at Northwestern. After graduating, her passion for food and entrepreneurship became her profession. Goldstein currently works for Cherry Bombe, a company that supports...

Students, faculty question importance of U.S. economy’s budget deficit

Students, faculty question importance of U.S. economy’s budget deficit

Eric Rynston-Lobel, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to students about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students and faculty take on the United States’ budget deficit. The United States federal budget deficit was $779 billion for the 2018 fiscal year, a 17 per...

Holloway tells Faculty Senate school ‘moving forward’ on fixing deficit

Holloway tells Faculty Senate school ‘moving forward’ on fixing deficit

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

October 18, 2018


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

Northwestern is on track to solve its unexpected $62.5 million budget deficit, Provost Jonathan Holloway said at a Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday. Holloway said he expects the budget will be in a “positive stance” within 12 to 18 months. Holloway spoke about the school’s finances for...

ASG to work to provide financial support for student groups affected by university budget cut

ASG to work to provide financial support for student groups affected by university budget cut

Amy Li and Sneha Dey

October 18, 2018


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

Associated Student Government announced that they will work to provide financial support for student groups that have been affected by University budget cuts during Wednesday’s senate meeting, the first of the academic year. “The University went through lots of budget cuts in every department,...

Northwestern study supports benefits of California gender-quota law

Northwestern study supports benefits of California gender-quota law

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories

In an attempt to make management positions more available to women, California passed a law on Sept. 30 requiring women to hold seats on public corporate boards. The law, which is the first gender-quota law for public corporations passed in the U.S., is supported by Northwestern research that found companies...