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EPD to partner with NUPD to patrol south campus

EPD to partner with NUPD to patrol south campus

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers will partner with University police to patrol the 1800 block of Chicago Avenue, according to a news release. EPD will increase its police presence in the area — with officers patrolling in vehicles and on foot — following a number of incidents where women have...

Over 3,400 students sign up to go to Big Ten Championship game

Over 3,400 students sign up to go to Big Ten Championship game

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Over 3,400 students have signed up for the Big Ten Championship Game fan buses and free tickets provided by the Northwestern Athletic Department, according to a press release. Those 3,400 students comprise nearly 45% of the University’s undergraduate enrollment. “This is a tremendous opportunity...

Growth in sponsored research driven by increase in federal grants

Growth in sponsored research driven by increase in federal grants

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern continued its trend of sponsored research funding growth last fiscal year after receiving $702.1 million, the highest amount granted to the school ever. Federal government awards grew 12.8 percent to $519.5 million total, according to data from the Office of Research. Awards from industry...

Researchers discover nature’s anti-resistant, nontoxic answer to cancer

Researchers discover nature’s anti-resistant, nontoxic answer to cancer

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Northwestern researchers believe they’ve found nature’s answer to cancer — kill codes that exist in every cell in the body. The research could lead to a more effective form of cancer treatment than chemotherapy because the kill codes aren’t resistant and don’t have malignant side effects,...

University Police alert Northwestern community about two new incidents

University Police alert Northwestern community about two new incidents

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern is warning the Evanston campus community of two reported incidents Tuesday night. The first incident occurred just before 5 p.m. in the 1900 block of Sheridan Road, according to an email sent by University Police Chief Bruce Lewis. Two female individuals reported that two white men approached...

Bayer talks fame and growing up Jewish at Hillel event

Bayer talks fame and growing up Jewish at Hillel event

Cameron Cook, Reporter

November 13, 2018


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

To be successful in comedy, one should be nice, be relatable and be “out in the world,” said actress and comedian Vanessa Bayer Tuesday at the Northwestern Hillel Annual Speaker Event. Bayer, a seven season Saturday Night Live veteran, addressed her quick rise to fame, her experience working on...

Stop drinking milk after coming to NU? You’re not alone

Stop drinking milk after coming to NU? You’re not alone

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories

Many students change their study habits, sleeping habits and even personalities when they come to Northwestern. But a change in one part of their lives can often go unnoticed: milk consumption. Dining halls offer students an exciting array of choices, ranging from fruit-infused water to Starbucks...

NU Social Norms Campaign on alcohol, other drugs not effective, students say

NU Social Norms Campaign on alcohol, other drugs not effective, students say

Susanna Kemp, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

One in three first-year students chooses not to drink. That’s according to surveys overseen by the Health Promotion and Wellness office, which posts colorful posters with phrases like this on the walls of residence halls and displayed on screens in dining halls. Many students find the posters...

Attendance requirements can be used to foster engagement, but students say it can sometimes be unnecessary

Attendance requirements can be used to foster engagement, but students say it can sometimes be unnecessary

Cadence Quaranta, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Present or absent? Attendance is a straightforward question. How it’s taken, however, is not so simple. For some professors, attendance is extremely important — research shows that students who attend class get better grades. For others, it’s is necessary for group-work and class participation....

Obama press secretary and speechwriter speculate on 2020 presidential nominee, talk future of political landscape

Obama press secretary and speechwriter speculate on 2020 presidential nominee, talk future of political landscape

Austin Benavides, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest and former speechwriter Cody Keenan (Weinberg ’02) shared their experiences in the White House and mused about the future of the Democratic Party during a panel discussion on Monday. Earnest is now working for as the chief communications officer...

Medill professor says Sessions departure may lead to repeat of Nixon scandal

Medill professor says Sessions departure may lead to repeat of Nixon scandal

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The removal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be setting the United States up for a repeat of the Watergate-era “Saturday Night Massacre,” according to a Northwestern lecturer. Michael Conway (Medill ’68), an adjunct instructor at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing...

New waste management plan aims to divert 50 percent of campus waste from landfills

New waste management plan aims to divert 50 percent of campus waste from landfills

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern launched last week its first Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, a 60-page document that outlines strategies for a greener approach to waste management. The plan, which was announced less than a month after the University won the Illinois Sustainability Award, outlines a goal of diverting...