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Northwestern students prepare for 2019 Dance Marathon

Northwestern students prepare for 2019 Dance Marathon

Cadence Quaranta, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Tech week for Northwestern University Dance Marathon has come to a close. Lights have been put up. Food has been prepared. Final fundraising deadlines have been met. And at 7 p.m. Friday, more than 1,000 dancers will begin their 30-hour marathon. Veterans and new dancers alike will join NUDM’s 10...

Not dancing? Students take advantage of a quiet campus, plan NUDM-free weekends

Not dancing? Students take advantage of a quiet campus, plan NUDM-free weekends

Cameron Cook and Catherine Kim

March 8, 2019


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

While hundreds of students spend 30 sleepless hours in a tent for the 45th annual Northwestern University Dance Marathon, others are opting out and taking advantage of the relatively quiet weekend. NUDM, often referred to as one of the largest student-run philanthropy in the country, has been attracting...

Northwestern researchers roll out new sensor to track newborn vital signs

Northwestern researchers roll out new sensor to track newborn vital signs

Austin Benavides, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A group of Northwestern researchers has developed a new sensor to collect and track premature newborns’ vital signs, a step toward creating a safer way of moderating infant well-being. The team of researchers, led by McCormick Prof. John Rogers, was made up of an interdisciplinary group of engineers,...

Swimming upstream: Low-income students struggle with NU’s culture of wealth

Swimming upstream: Low-income students struggle with NU’s culture of wealth

Linnea Lipson, Reporter

March 8, 2019


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

Communication first-year Brett Mayfield grew up in Welch, Oklahoma, a small town of about 600 people, where it was normal to have few clothes. At Northwestern, Mayfield soon realized that his new friends found it strange that he wore the same few outfits. When one of his professors commented on him wearing...

ASG passes legislation to revamp student group funding process, restructures leadership positions

ASG passes legislation to revamp student group funding process, restructures leadership positions

Atul Jalan, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government passed legislation to restructure the leadership of its student group funding process during a Wednesday Senate meeting. Student groups that receive ASG funding are currently divided into A-status and B-status organizations based on the amount of funding they’ve historically...

Career advancement office sheds light on the pro-STEM bias, says that it’s a myth

Career advancement office sheds light on the pro-STEM bias, says that it’s a myth

Priyanshi Katare, Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Despite common perceptions among students that science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors are more likely to be hired, recent data shows that this may not be the case. Data collected by Northwestern Career Advancement over the past five years showed that non-STEM majors were equally...

SESP, Evanston schools expand collaboration to connect students with extracurriculars

SESP, Evanston schools expand collaboration to connect students with extracurriculars

Avi Varghese, Reporter

March 7, 2019


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

Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy is expanding its reach into the Evanston community by partnering with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 to help students access extracurriculars and online programs they might not know about otherwise. SESP and its Evanston partners identified...

In God we trust?: A Tale of Two Catholics

The Daily Northwestern

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

This article in its original form included the stories of two students and their experiences with Catholicism. The article has since been retracted because it did not meet The Daily’s editorial standards. The reporter had a misunderstanding with one of the students about the privacy of the content and ...

From Belize to Belgium: The past, present and uncertain future of the Wildcat GeoGame

From Belize to Belgium: The past, present and uncertain future of the Wildcat GeoGame

Alex Schwartz, Print Managing Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

It was a day that would go down in Northwestern history: On Jan. 13, the Wildcat GeoGame mixed up Belize and Belgium. The game’s question for that day asked Northwestern students to identify Belize on a map, but players across campus were shocked to find that upon clicking the correct Central ...

ASG pushes for sustainability fund to encourage student groups to go green

ASG pushes for sustainability fund to encourage student groups to go green

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Environment, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern's student government is pursuing a sustainability fund for student groups after the Northwestern Sustainability Fund was cut as the University struggles with its budget deficit.

National Nutrition Month at Northwestern aims to seat ‘nutritious and delicious at the same table’

National Nutrition Month at Northwestern aims to seat ‘nutritious and delicious at the same table’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

For National Nutrition Month, Compass Group North America and Northwestern Dining are offering resources and special programming to support students in making nutritious food a priority. National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March, is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,...

New Kaplan competition encourages Northwestern students to hone in on personal narratives

New Kaplan competition encourages Northwestern students to hone in on personal narratives

Megan Munce, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A new storytelling competition created by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities aims to bring students together through the sharing of meaningful stories. This Northwestern Life, inspired by NPR’s This American Life, is a collaboration between the Kaplan Institute and the Office of Residential...