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$3.9 million in alumni donations to benefit SES and SIGP

$3.9 million in alumni donations to benefit SES and SIGP

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Two donations from Northwestern alumni totalling $3.9 million will benefit Student Enrichment Services and the Summer Internship Grant Program, according to a December news release. Steven Cahillane (Weinberg ’87) and Tracy Tappan Cahillane (Weinberg ’88) recently donated $1.5 million to support...

Report: University assets exceeded $15 billion last fiscal year

Report: University assets exceeded $15 billion last fiscal year

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s total financial assets exceeded $15 billion in the 2018 fiscal year even as administrators prepared for a forthcoming budget deficit, according to a report released by the University late December. The 2018 Financial Report, addressing the fiscal year from Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018, s...

Bacteria on International Space Station found to be mutated but not dangerous

Bacteria on International Space Station found to be mutated but not dangerous

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A recent Northwestern study of bacteria in the International Space Station found that the microbes have not mutated into antibiotic-resistant superbugs as some had feared, according to a University news release. McCormick Prof. Erica Hartmann, who led the study, compared genes in strains of Staphylococcus...

Director of NU’s International Office takes leadership role at global education organization

Director of NU’s International Office takes leadership role at global education organization

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Ravi Shankar, the director of Northwestern’s International Office, will assume the role of president and chairman of the board of directors at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, an organization committed to “advancing international education and exchange,” according to the organization’s...

Mother of Jordan Hankins claims Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority responsible for daughter’s death

Mother of Jordan Hankins claims Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority responsible for daughter’s death

Catherine Kim and Elizabeth Byrne

January 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Editor's note, 5:10 p.m.: Due to incorrect information provided by the Office of Student Conduct, a previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Northwestern chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was suspended in May 2016. After the release of this article, the office updated its information to ...

Online dating apps aren’t a match for everyone

Online dating apps aren’t a match for everyone

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

As cold weather descends on Evanston, some Northwestern students may turn to online dating apps such as Tinder or Bumble and swipe to make a new connection. Online dating makes it easier for people to find partners that they connect with because of the larger pool of people they can choose from, according...

SESP students face difficulties with practicums due to government shutdown

SESP students face difficulties with practicums due to government shutdown

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

As the partial U.S. government shutdown continues, some School of Education and Social Policy students are facing difficulties completing their mandatory practicums. These field work internships, which are required for SESP students, usually include positions at government agencies, but such options...

Almost a year later, a look back on how the budget deficit has impacted the University

Almost a year later, a look back on how the budget deficit has impacted the University

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Concern over additional cuts continues to loom over the University after spending on financial aid, high-profile faculty and new construction projects forced the University into a multimillion-dollar deficit. Since Provost Jonathan Holloway alerted Faculty Senate about a deficit in Jan. 2018, the administration has been tight-lipped on details about the severity of the budget cr...

New The Garage program empowers next generation of female entrepreneurs

New The Garage program empowers next generation of female entrepreneurs

Megan Munce, Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

After its inaugural quarter, The Garage’s new Propel Program aimed at empowering female entrepreneurs has inspired a generation of entrepreneurs. Katherine and Steve Elms (Kellogg ’92) made a donation to The Garage with the intent of promoting female inclusion within entrepreneurship. This donation...

Serena Williams sports sweat patch designed by Northwestern researchers in a Gatorade ad

Serena Williams sports sweat patch designed by Northwestern researchers in a Gatorade ad

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

January 8, 2019


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A recent Gatorade ad with Serena Williams and other athletes spotlights a biometric sweat patch developed by Northwestern researchers cooperating with Gatorade. McCormick professor John Rogers and his team debuted the flexible, microfluidic patch that uses sweat to detect chemical levels in athletes...

Northwestern is letting Kanazawa stay, and students are angry

Northwestern is letting Kanazawa stay, and students are angry

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Students are voicing their concerns about the impact of controversial visiting scholar Satoshi Kanazawa’s presence and research after Northwestern signaled it would not remove him from campus. Kanazawa — whose works bear titles such as “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other...

Beta Theta Pi members forced to move out of campus house following suspension

Beta Theta Pi members forced to move out of campus house following suspension

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Greek, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Members of Northwestern’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi have been forced to relocate from the fraternity’s on-campus house, a consequence of the group’s 4-year suspension announced in December. This has meant different things for different members of the fraternity. Since sophomores are required to me...