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ASG Senate approves code change regarding sexual misconduct

ASG Senate approves code change regarding sexual misconduct

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
March 9
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate unanimously approved a change to its code Wednesday that asks members of ASG found responsible for sexual misconduct to resign from their positions. The bill, which is now part of the ASG code, enacts a policy mandating every member of ASG sign an agreement stating...

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

In Focus: Northwestern’s graduate student unionization effort diverges despite common cause

Sam Krevlin, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, In Focus, Top Stories

As a graduate student instructor, LaCharles Ward always considered himself a Northwestern employee. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication grew up on the West Side of Chicago, where he said he saw the benefits of unions first hand. His grandfather was a union worker for the...

Ad hoc committee critiques University action in report responding to Laura Kipnis, Alice Dreger cases

Ad hoc committee critiques University action in report responding to Laura Kipnis, Alice Dreger cases

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
March 3
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Sexual Assault

An ad hoc committee on academic freedom presented a report Wednesday to Faculty Senate recommending University responses to separate academic freedom cases involving Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and former bioethics Prof. Alice Dreger. The committee was formed in response to the two cases, which...

ASG Senate sees rise in attendance after walkout

ASG Senate sees rise in attendance after walkout

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
March 3
Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Student Government

Wednesday’s Associated Student Government Senate was the most attended Senate of the quarter. Throughout Winter Quarter, Senate has operated on the cusp of having the 25 senators necessary for quorum each week. Without quorum, Senate cannot vote on any legislation. At Feb. 22’s Senate, former...

While Title IX investigations of fraternities are ongoing, Northwestern community seeks solutions

While Title IX investigations of fraternities are ongoing, Northwestern community seeks solutions

Julia Jacobs and Nora Shelly
March 3
Filed under Administration, Campus, Greek, Top Stories

On the night of Feb. 6, University President Morton Schapiro logged online to check the news when he saw a security alert that he said shocked him. The alert, posted on the University’s website and sent in an email to Northwestern students from Chief of Police Bruce Lewis just after 8:30 p.m., notified students of anonymous reports alleging multiple sexual assaults and possible druggings at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity...

McCormick professor wins prestigious scientific research award

Catherine Kim, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

McCormick Prof. Koray Aydin won the 2017 Young Investigator Program award from the Office of Naval Research for his work in nanophotonic materials and devices. Aydin, who is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, will receive $510,000 over three years for his research...

Medill Prof. Louise Kiernan named editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

Medill Prof. Louise Kiernan named editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

Kristine Liao, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

After an 18-year career at the Chicago Tribune and six years at Northwestern, Medill Prof. Louise Kiernan is finishing up the quarter at the University before starting her career as the first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois. Although she said she loves teaching at NU, Kiernan had always told...

Summer improv class brings English, Spanish speaking students together

Catherine Kim, Reporter
March 3
Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development will launch a two-way immersion program that combines Spanish and English with improv classes for elementary school students this summer. The two-way immersion program, called “Jugando con el Lenguaje” or “Playing with Language,” will be held...

Project Veritas founder denounces mainstream media, calls for citizen journalism

Project Veritas founder denounces mainstream media, calls for citizen journalism

Erica Snow, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Campus

There is an increased need for independent citizen journalists in the “post-factual” world, activist James O’Keefe said in a talk hosted by College Republicans Wednesday. O’Keefe, College Republicans’ winter speaker, said he launched the website Project Veritas to conduct undercover investigations...

ASG Senate passes resolution on sexual assault accountability after last week’s walkout

ASG Senate passes resolution on sexual assault accountability after last week’s walkout

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
March 2
Filed under Campus

Associated Student Government Senate passed a resolution Wednesday demanding accountability for campus sexual assault and calling for students and organizations found responsible to be removed from Northwestern. Senator Lars Benson delivered a speech at the beginning of the meeting, condemning the...

Faculty Senate passes resolution recommending NU ombuds program deal with ‘systemic’ issues

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
March 2
Filed under Campus

Faculty Senate passed a resolution Wednesday recommending the establishment of an ombuds program at Northwestern responsible for improving university services for students, faculty and staff. Presented by the Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee, the resolution was introduced for the first...

International Gender Equality Movement’s ‘Jams for Justice’ raises money for women’s education, health

International Gender Equality Movement’s ‘Jams for Justice’ raises money for women’s education, health

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
March 2
Filed under Campus

The International Gender Equality Movement hosted its third annual “Jams for Justice” event Wednesday, with students performing original songs, covers and slam poetry to support the feminist campaign Girl Up. Weinberg senior Arielle Zimmerman, an iGEM campus events co-chair, told The Daily that...