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Northwestern’s incoming first-year class sets new benchmarks for Pell Grant recipients, CPS graduates

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s incoming first-year class has both the largest number of Pell Grant-eligible students and a record number of Chicago Public Schools graduates, University administrators said. The University currently has received 1,940 deposits, said Michael Mills, associate provost for University...

Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic Emily Nussbaum discusses career, writing criticism

Pulitzer Prize-winning television critic Emily Nussbaum discusses career, writing criticism

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
June 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Two iconic television shows launched in the ’90s — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The Sopranos” — inspired Emily Nussbaum to become a television critic. “I got passionate about ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ and that’s where the story begins,” she told a crowd of about 50 in...

Faculty Senate endorses statement supporting academic freedom after protest of ICE representative

Faculty Senate endorses statement supporting academic freedom after protest of ICE representative

Alan Perez, Reporter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty

Faculty Senate unanimously endorsed a statement Thursday supporting academic freedom in response to a letter from a group of faculty, which expressed support for students who stopped a guest lecture by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative in May. The statement, authored by the Executive Committee of Fac...

Students, administrators discuss student group alcohol policy at ASG town hall

Students, administrators discuss student group alcohol policy at ASG town hall

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern administrators listened to students voice concerns about a distrust between alcohol-serving student groups and the University during a town hall hosted by Associated Student Government. About 50 students gathered in Harris Hall to discuss the student group alcohol policy. The town hall...

ASG Senate changes residential districts in final meeting of academic year

ASG Senate changes residential districts in final meeting of academic year

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
June 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Associated Student Government Senate amended its Code on Wednesday to change the apportionment of residential senator seats. The new districts will account for the opening of 560 Lincoln and the re-opening of Willard Residential College. The proposal, authored by chief of staff Lars Benson, includes...

Non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern join Service Employees International Union following election

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Part-time and full-time non-tenure track faculty at Northwestern have joined the Service Employees International Union, nearly one year after faculty members filed for a union election, according to a news release from the SEIU. The union election was held last summer, but due to legal complications, the final valid ballots were not counted until...

Some students who protested ICE representative undergoing University’s conduct process, lawyer says

Some students who protested ICE representative undergoing University’s conduct process, lawyer says

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 28, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Some students who stopped a guest lecture by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations representative on May 16 are going through Northwestern's conduct process, said Lam Nguyen Ho, a lawyer representing the students. Nguyen Ho told The Daily the University is in the initial stag...

Medill celebrates retirement of former dean Loren Ghiglione

Medill celebrates retirement of former dean Loren Ghiglione

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Family, colleagues and former students celebrated former dean and Medill Prof. Loren Ghiglione on Thursday before his retirement in June. Ghiglione, who served as dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications from 2001 to 2006, will retire from Northwestern...

Students commemorate Manchester bombing victims at vigil

Students commemorate Manchester bombing victims at vigil

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Jessica Collins, a Weinberg sophomore from London, organized a vigil Thursday to remember those who died as a result of the Manchester, England bombing this week. After an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night, 22 people died when a man set off a bomb outside the arena. The bomber was...

Sara Tully named new director of integrated study abroad office

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus

Sara Tully will serve as the new director of the integrated study abroad office, the University announced in a news release Thursday. Tully is currently the executive director of the Center for International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. NU recently combined the Office of Study...

Student nonprofit seeks to connect with North Shore community

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events

Supplies for Dreams will host a carnival June 3 on the Lakefill to allow students to de-stress and make connections with the local community. Carnival of Dreams will raise money for the nonprofit organization, which aims to address inequity in Chicago Public Schools. Though the carnival is a new...

University announces Dwight Hamilton as first associate vice president of equity

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus

Dwight Hamilton will be Northwestern’s inaugural associate vice president of equity, the University announced Thursday. According to a news release, Hamilton, who is currently the vice president of inclusion, diversity and equity at Smith College, will join NU on July 1. At NU, Hamilton will work...