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Chicago poet speaks about relationship between work, social issues

Chicago poet speaks about relationship between work, social issues

Anamaria Sayre, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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

Poet Eve Ewing read her work to students Tuesday while explaining how it interacts with social issues and hopes to create safe spaces for people to share their stories. Ewing –– a sociologist, educator, social activist and avid Twitter user –– addressed an audience of about 35 in Lutkin Hall...

Israeli professor shares 1-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict at MENA, EPL event

Israeli professor shares 1-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict at MENA, EPL event

Renzo Downey, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty

Israeli professor Neve Gordon outlined a one-state system comprising both Israeli and Palestinian representatives as a solution to the ongoing conflict at a Monday event co-sponsored by Northwestern’s Middle East and North African Studies Program and Evanston Public Library. Gordon told roughly...

Biss talks gubernatorial campaign at Political Union, College Democrats town hall

Biss talks gubernatorial campaign at Political Union, College Democrats town hall

Meilynn Shi, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Coming from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a doctorate in mathematics, state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) thought he would spend the rest of his life teaching at a university. But when the United States went to war with Iraq in 2003, he said he could no longer stay in academia. “The...

Community organizer discusses alternative justice for sexual assault survivors

Alexis White, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers

Community organizer and educator Mariame Kaba spoke about societal systems that enable rape culture and alternative ways for sexual assault survivors to get justice at a Monday event co-sponsored by the Center for Awareness, Response and Education. Kaba, who has taught at Northwestern, founded several...

Intercampus shuttles to offer free Wi-Fi next quarter

Intercampus shuttles to offer free Wi-Fi next quarter

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Intercampus shuttles will offer riders free internet connection as soon as Winter Quarter. Transportation and Parking Services employees are currently installing Wi-Fi on buses that primarily travel between Northwestern’s Evanston and Chicago campuses, transportation services manager Paul Merkey...

University Police investigating ‘IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE’ posters found in Crowe Hall

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories

University Police are investigating flyers found in Crowe Hall reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE,” deputy chief of police Gloria Graham told The Daily. Graham said in an email that an individual reported the posters after finding them on a bulletin board and deeming them “offensive.” UP currently...

Comedian Jessica Williams discusses intersection of diversity, comedy

Comedian Jessica Williams discusses intersection of diversity, comedy

Alison Albelda, Reporter

November 13, 2017


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

Comedian Jessica Williams, former correspondent on “The Daily Show” and co-host of the podcast “2 Dope Queens,” discussed how her identity impacts her material at A&O Productions’ fall speaker event Sunday. About 600 people gathered in Cahn Auditorium to attend the talk, sponsored by A&O,...

NU dance team to combine dance with social media at first-ever fall show

NU dance team to combine dance with social media at first-ever fall show

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups

The Northwestern Ballroom Latin and Swing Team will combine social media and dance for its first-ever fall show next weekend. The event, “Swipe Right on BLAST,” a reference to the mobile dating app Tinder, will also include references to Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, show...

ASG to name last undergraduate student to socially responsible investment committee

ASG to name last undergraduate student to socially responsible investment committee

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


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

After an expedited recruitment campaign to replace Yusuf Kudaimi on the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility, Associated Student Government President Nehaarika Mulukutla said a replacement would be announced this week. Kudaimi decided to take a leave of absence from Northwestern and will...

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Facilities, In Focus, Top Stories

Northwestern attracts some of the wealthiest donors in the country. In the last six years alone, the University raised $3.57 billion in a fundraising campaign that helped launch the construction of world-class facilities like the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub and the Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter...

Social justice writer Shaun King talks progress, police brutality in US

Social justice writer Shaun King talks progress, police brutality in US

Julia Esparza, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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

Social justice writer Shaun King said while some people think humanity is advancing, society still confronts many of the same racial challenges it faced decades ago. “It grieves my soul that the things I was protesting literally 20 years ago as an undergraduate student could be cut and pasted into...

Actor Josh Peck talks childhood stardom, media landscape as Hillel fall speaker

Actor Josh Peck talks childhood stardom, media landscape as Hillel fall speaker

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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

Actor Josh Peck promised more than 200 Northwestern students he would meet them at Tommy Nevin’s Pub Thursday night to celebrate his 31st birthday. “I’ll see you there,” said Peck, whose birthday is Friday. “Order me a ginger ale, it’s gonna get crazy.” Now an internet personality,...