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Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 14
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter has been ordered by its national headquarters to halt chapter operations “until further notice,” after the University notified students last week of an investigation into a report of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at the fraternity house. Brandon Weghorst, a spokesman for SAE’s national organization, said they made the d... Read more »

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Kristine Liao, Reporter
February 14
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Attendees at a Political Union event Monday debated whether or not to ban Greek life on campus, resulting in slightly more students favoring to hypothetically kick fraternities and sororities off campus. Weinberg junior Sabrina Williams, Political Union co-president, said the group reached out to... Read more »

Northwestern submits amicus curiae brief condemning travel ban with other research universities

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern, along with 16 other American universities, signed an amicus curiae brief filed Monday supporting a lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The order, signed Jan. 27, barred citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Yem... Read more »

Student Enterprise Systems plans complete redesign of CAESAR site

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Student Enterprise Systems, which is responsible for managing CAESAR, is currently in the process of planning a redesign of the website, said SES director Ann Dronen. Dronen said the project is part of a standard update and will take into account feedback from surveys conducted among... Read more »

Tennis champion, advocate Billie Jean King to speak at June commencement

Tennis champion, advocate Billie Jean King to speak at June commencement

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Champion tennis player and equality advocate Billie Jean King will be the keynote speaker at the June commencement for the class of 2017, the University announced Monday. King, an alumna of California State University, Los Angeles, has worked to advocate for LGBTQ rights and was awarded the Presidential... Read more »

African Students Association’s annual culture show celebrates dance, fashion

African Students Association’s annual culture show celebrates dance, fashion

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Models and dancers celebrated African culture through music, dance and vibrant fashion pieces at the African Student Association’s annual culture show Sunday. Two Swahili choirs opened the annual Jabulani Culture Show at Norris University Center. Other performers included Northwestern dance team... Read more »

Theater class extends welcome to immigrant family through song

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Theater

When theater Prof. Cindy Gold suggested the idea of sending a message of welcome to a new immigrant family in the North Shore, her students were more than willing, she said. Gold said an acquaintance of hers from Am Shalom Synagogue in Glencoe first reached out to her to do something for a family... Read more »

McCormick professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

McCormick professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Ally Mauch, Reporter
February 12
Filed under Campus, Faculty

McCormick Prof. Yonggang Huang was elected to the National Academy of Engineering earlier this month as one of their 84 new members. Huang is a Walter P. Murphy professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering and also teaches in the materials science and engineering department.... Read more »

Students march to SAE headquarters demanding removal of NU chapter’s membership after assault, drugging allegations

Students march to SAE headquarters demanding removal of NU chapter’s membership after assault, drugging allegations

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 10
Filed under Campus, Events, Greek, Top Stories

More than 300 students marched on Sheridan Road on Friday afternoon, starting from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house and ending at its national headquarters, in response to the University notifying students earlier this week about a recent report of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at the fraternity house. During the demonstration, called “Stand with Survivors: March Down... Read more »

City officials, students lead protest against immigration ban

City officials, students lead protest against immigration ban

Jonah Dylan and Catherine Kim
February 10
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

More than 200 Northwestern community members and Evanston residents, including Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, protested Thursday on campus as part of a nationwide movement against recent immigration actions by President Donald Trump, which temporarily barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from... Read more »

Sheil panelists discuss faith’s role in combatting racism

Sheil panelists discuss faith’s role in combatting racism

Erica Snow, Reporter
February 10
Filed under Campus

People of faith have a responsibility to speak out against discrimination and police brutality, panel members said at Sheil Catholic Center on Thursday. Aireale Rodgers, the diversity and inclusion program coordinator at The Graduate School, said the informal panel was supposed to facilitate dialogue... Read more »

Cilento, Vinson reflect on their term as elections approach

Cilento, Vinson reflect on their term as elections approach

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 9
Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento and executive vice president Macs Vinson always wanted to connect with a wide range of students on campus. But the beginning of their term proved divisive, Vinson said. “Christina and Macs as a concept is scandalous,” said Vinson, a... Read more »