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Company co-founded by Nobel Prize winner launches nanotechnology-based cosmetics

Company co-founded by Nobel Prize winner launches nanotechnology-based cosmetics

Alane Lim, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Nobel-Prize-winning chemist Prof. Fraser Stoddart is part of a team selling cosmetics based on nanotechnology. PanaceaNano, a nanotechnology company co-founded by Stoddart and Dr. Youssry Botros launched a line of anti-aging skincare products under the brand NOBLE in December. NOBLE features the company’s...

Kellogg Global Hub awarded LEED platinum certification

Kellogg Global Hub awarded LEED platinum certification

Cameron Peters, Reporter

January 16, 2018


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

The Kellogg Global Hub is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum-certified, according to a Thursday news release. Northwestern's latest lakeshore glass monolith, completed December 2016, is the first new building on campus to receive the highest level of LEED certification. LEED certif...

Northwestern alum seeks greater heights for cancer research

Northwestern alum seeks greater heights for cancer research

Caitlin Chen, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

The weather looked great 13,000 feet up. Alexander Pancoe (Weinberg ’09) and his mountaineering group, expecting to reach the summit of Antarctica’s Mount Vinson the next day, had brought enough freeze-dried food to last a couple of days. Suddenly, a storm blew in, and with the 60 mph winds,...

Medill alumnus wins New York Times trip

Medill alumnus wins New York Times trip

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern alumnus Tyler Pager (Medill ’17), a former editor-in-chief of The Daily Northwestern, won a reporting trip abroad through New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s win-a-trip contest. Pager graduated in 2017 as valedictorian of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated...

Former U.S. senator talks Trump, American democracy’s future

Former U.S. senator talks Trump, American democracy’s future

Anamaria Sayre, Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Former Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold told a crowd of students in Scott Hall on Friday that the state of American politics saddens him, as he offered steps that could be taken to revive it. “I can’t start without saying how sad I feel today,” Feingold explained as he opened with his thoughts...

Annual Martin Luther King candlelight vigil features Q&A with former McDonald’s CEO

Annual Martin Luther King candlelight vigil features Q&A with former McDonald’s CEO

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

At the annual Candlelight Vigil at Alice Millar Chapel, keynote speaker Don Thompson, whose office once boasted a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his personal respect for King’s legacy. “Dr. King is the part of all of us that we would like to come to the surface,” Thompson said. Thompson...

Women’s March co-chair reflects on career in activism

Women’s March co-chair reflects on career in activism

Adrian Wan, Reporter

January 15, 2018


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

Carmen Perez, the national co-chair of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, said she never regarded herself as an activist. Instead, she described her role as more of a “bridgekeeper” seeking to connect marginalized groups, she said. “(Bridgekeepers are) those that create bridges between...

The Dolphin Show splits from StuCo

The Dolphin Show splits from StuCo

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Theater

The Dolphin Show will no longer operate under Student Theatre Coalition’s supervision, the two organizations jointly announced Wednesday. The decision was “purely an administrative change” that was announced via the TWIST student theater listserv, said Michael Kelleher, the executive producer...

Northwestern to defer projects, filling faculty positions to make up for projected deficit

Northwestern to defer projects, filling faculty positions to make up for projected deficit

Allie Goulding, Assistant Campus Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will need to be more “strategic” with spending moving forward to keep expenses in line with projected revenues, University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway announced in a Thursday email to faculty and staff. Schapiro and Holloway said they plan to make the email...

Students, intramurals director report trend of misconduct from participants

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Participants of Northwestern’s recreational sports league have engaged in overly competitive behavior, resulting in racial and homophobic slurs and causing injury to some, according to interviews with students and an announcement by the associate director of intramural sports. Ryan Coleman, associate...

Human rights group welcomes Rwandan Genocide survivor as opening speaker for annual conference

Human rights group welcomes Rwandan Genocide survivor as opening speaker for annual conference

Amy Li, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories, Video

Paul Rusesabagina, a Rwandan humanitarian and survivor of the Rwandan Genocide, told a crowd of students Thursday evening to lead as humanitarians in the future. “Today, I am talking to you as humanitarian leaders,” Rusesabagina said. “And I am telling you that you each have a humanitarian...

MLK Commemoration includes new Arts Festival

MLK Commemoration includes new Arts Festival

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Latest Stories

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration will include a new MLK Arts Festival, which seeks to elevate black student voices through performance and discussion, festival producers said. To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., Vertigo Productions will sponsor the festival, which will take place Jan....