Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Students, panelists discuss mental health at Alpha Epsilon Pi event

Students, panelists discuss mental health at Alpha Epsilon Pi event

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Greek, Latest Stories

Panelists urged students to seek genuine and honest conversations about mental health with their peers during a panel hosted by the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity Tuesday. The event was held in honor of Scott Boorstein, a Northwestern student and member of AEPi who took his own life on Sept. 2. Three speak...

Northwestern professor discusses law reforms to support sexual assault survivors

Northwestern professor discusses law reforms to support sexual assault survivors

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Pritzker School of Law Prof. Deborah Tuerkheimer spoke Tuesday about law reforms that are necessary to increase support for sexual assault survivors as a guest speaker for Take Back the Night. Tuerkheimer, who previously worked in the Special Victims Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s...

Students express varied reactions to SAE suspension

Students express varied reactions to SAE suspension

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

SESP sophomore Cate Ettinger said she felt bittersweet when the University announced the suspension of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity Friday. Ettinger said even though the chapter’s suspension was ultimately a success for student activists, she was disappointed an alcohol violation brought the disciplinary...

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

‘The West Wing’ star focuses on educational, criminal injustice in play

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As actress Anna Deavere Smith interviewed a series of people for a research project regarding the systematic oppression of minorities within the education and criminal justice system, she was inspired to tell their stories in the format of a play. “I do believe that people are talking a very beautiful...

NUPD hands out free helmets, bike lights for Bike 2 Campus Week

NUPD hands out free helmets, bike lights for Bike 2 Campus Week

Ally Mauch, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

University Police gave out free helmets and bike lights on campus Monday as part of an effort to promote safety and sustainability. UP officers joined members of SustainNU — Northwestern’s sustainability program — in putting on Bike 2 Campus week, setting up a tune-up station on Sheridan Road...

Jeremih, Aminé bring down house at A&O Ball

Jeremih, Aminé bring down house at A&O Ball

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Entertainment, Top Stories

Hip-hop artist Jeremih and rapper Aminé paid homage to Chicago rappers and their music during A&O Ball on Friday. More than a thousand students gathered at the Riviera Theatre and crowded the dance floor for the evening’s performances, which featured an array of collaborations with local artists...

McCormick professor creates 3D-printing materials using martian, lunar dust simulants

McCormick professor creates 3D-printing materials using martian, lunar dust simulants

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

McCormick Prof. Ramille Shah has developed a 3D-printing method using simulants of lunar and martian dust, which could be used for planet colonization. Shah said she has been working with her Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory to develop a 3D-painting process using materials...

Illinois Tool Works partners with NU to provide full ride STEM scholarship

Illinois Tool Works partners with NU to provide full ride STEM scholarship

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Illinois Tool Works has created a partnership with Northwestern to provide a full ride scholarship to a Chicago Public Schools student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The scholarship is funded by a $1.5 million endowment created by ITW, and will be awarded to...

Northwestern students awarded Carnegie fellowships

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Campus

A Northwestern student and alumna were named Carnegie junior fellows, and faculty members recently received awards for their work as well, the University announced Friday. Weinberg senior Gustavo Berrizbeitia and Alli Divine (Weinberg ’16) were selected to work as research assistants to senior associates...

Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity suspended from campus

Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity suspended from campus

Tori Latham and Nora Shelly
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been suspended from campus, a University official confirmed. The University suspended the chapter after the fraternity “knowingly violated” its disciplinary probation earlier this year, University spokesman Bob Rowley said. An investigation...

Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis releases book, receives varied reactions

Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis releases book, receives varied reactions

Allyson Chiu and Peter Kotecki
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

A book written by Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis critiquing the Title IX process at Northwestern has received mixed reviews since its release earlier this month. “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus,” which was released April 4, discusses former philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow,...

Speaker gives tips to students, activists on protecting data

Speaker gives tips to students, activists on protecting data

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

A digital rights nonprofit director displayed his three cell phones to demonstrate the precaution he takes to protect his digital security during a talk Thursday. Freddy Martinez — founder of Lucy Parsons Labs, an organization that investigates and advocates for digital security — spoke to an...