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Northwestern alumnus develops app to connect outdoor community

Northwestern alumnus develops app to connect outdoor community

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Growing up in rural Indiana, Zack Grimes (SPS ’17) said he wanted to promote and encourage an outdoor lifestyle. So when a friend asked him to help design an app, the two began the process of creating GoWild, a content-based social network for hunters, hikers and others who enjoy outdoor activities. “The...

Northwestern study finds no change in discrimination against black job applicants between 1990, 2015

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Academic, Campus

A Northwestern study found no change in hiring discrimination against black job applicants from 1990 to 2015. Sociology Prof. Lincoln Quillian, senior author of the study, said the results were “both depressing and somewhat surprising.” The study, published Sept. 12, found that white applicants...

NU, ETHS alumnae make history at 69th Emmys

NU, ETHS alumnae make history at 69th Emmys

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

September 18, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern and Evanston were highlighted at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards — NU alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication ’83) took home her sixth award for the HBO comedy “Veep,” and Evanston Township High School alumna Lena Waithe scored for her work in the Netflix comedy “Master of None.” Louis-Dreyfus...

Students promote conscious consumerism with online directory of women-owned businesses in Chicago area

Students promote conscious consumerism with online directory of women-owned businesses in Chicago area

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

After the election of President Donald Trump last November, SESP senior Isabel Benatar and McCormick senior Sam Letscher said they became more conscious of the businesses they frequented. Letscher said she heard people wanted to boycott Uber and Trump family businesses, and she wondered instead if...

The Kiln offers custom pizzas, late-night dining in Norris

The Kiln offers custom pizzas, late-night dining in Norris

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

September 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories

Norris University Center’s newest dining location, The Kiln, replaced North Shore Pizza Company this quarter and is set to offer students custom pizzas in about two minutes. Jeremy Schenk, executive director of Norris, said he noticed students preferred personal pizzas rather than those pre-made...

Student startup Unruled to sell notebooks at Beck’s Bookstore, D&D Finer Foods

Student startup Unruled to sell notebooks at Beck’s Bookstore, D&D Finer Foods

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

McCormick junior Bennett Hensey said he’s always had a problem taking notes inside the lines. As an engineering student, he said his notes and sketches didn’t work in a traditional, lined notebook, and he had trouble finding an alternative to fit his needs. Hensey’s frustration inspired a...

Online geography game returns after 31,000 interactions in first year

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern students again have the chance to earn a free Blaze pizza by testing their world geography knowledge during the 2017-18 academic year. Launched in October 2016, the Wildcat GeoGame quizzes participants on their geographic knowledge. Anyone with a valid NetID can play the game, which can be access...

Non-tenure eligible faculty union files unfair labor charges against Northwestern

Non-tenure eligible faculty union files unfair labor charges against Northwestern

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s non-tenure eligible faculty filed unfair labor practice charges Thursday against Northwestern because the University has not begun collective bargaining negotiations with the union. “I am disappointed by the administration’s refusal to recognize the (non-tenure eligible) faculty...

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey affect students’ move-in plans, devastate hometowns

Hurricanes Irma, Harvey affect students’ move-in plans, devastate hometowns

Allie Goulding, Photo Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, Weinberg freshman Kamryn Moe scrambled to pack her belongings — her new flight to Chicago was scheduled to leave in just five hours. Moe and her parents changed their flight plans so they could avoid the hurricane and make it to move-in day. When Hurricane Irma...

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem indicted on first-degree murder charges

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem indicted on first-degree murder charges

Allyson Chiu, Print Managing Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Former Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren, both charged with the stabbing death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, were formally indicted on murder charges Friday. Lathem and Warren each face six counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing Cornell-Duranleau as part of a premeditated...

NUDM, Evanston Community Foundation receive Catalyst Award at 8th annual Evanston MashUp

NUDM, Evanston Community Foundation receive Catalyst Award at 8th annual Evanston MashUp

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern University Dance Marathon and the Evanston Community Foundation received awards at the eighth annual Evanston MashUp on Tuesday. The organizations received the Evanston/Northwestern Catalyst Award, an annual award given to recognize people and organizations with committed partnerships...

Northwestern moves up to 11th place in U.S. News rankings

Northwestern moves up to 11th place in U.S. News rankings

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern was named the 11th best university in the nation — up one spot from last year — according to this year’s rankings by U.S. News & World Report. NU tied with Johns Hopkins University and Dartmouth College in the 2018 rankings, released Tuesday. NU has been ranked 12th almost ...