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United States Artists President talks politics, importance of arts

United States Artists President talks politics, importance of arts

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Deana Haggag, president and CEO of Chicago-based United States Artists, said she learned the hard way that generosity was the key to leadership. The 30-year-old spoke to about 60 people in Harris Hall at Thursday’s Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises speaker event. Haggag shared...

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to speak as part of Contemporary Thought Speaker Series

Allie Goulding, Assistant Campus Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will participate in a conversation with Medill Prof. J.A. Adande on Jan. 17 about the state of basketball in America and the use of data analytics in sports, the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series announced Thursday. Morey (McCormick ’96) is one of leading...

New director named for Multicultural Student Affairs

New director named for Multicultural Student Affairs

Maddie Burakoff, Campus Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The University has selected Daviree Velázquez Phillip as the new director for Multicultural Student Affairs, according to a Monday announcement shared with The Daily. Phillip will begin her tenure later in Winter Quarter, the announcement said. She currently works for Georgetown University as assistant...

Northwestern joins pledge to recruit more low- and moderate-income students

Allie Goulding, Assistant Campus Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern recently joined more than 80 colleges and universities in a pledge to recruit more low- and moderate-income students by 2025. The American Talent Initiative works with universities that consistently graduate at least 70 percent of their students in six years to enroll and graduate an...

Podcast created by Northwestern alumni gives voice to women’s anger

Podcast created by Northwestern alumni gives voice to women’s anger

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Women now have a place to anonymously vent their anger over anything from a messed up food order to workplace harassment, thanks to a podcast created by Northwestern alumnae Anne Jaconette (Weinberg ’14) and Clare Roth (Medill ’14). The two created “For a Bad Time Call…” to give women a...

Provost Holloway alerts Faculty Senate about upcoming budget deficit

Provost Holloway alerts Faculty Senate about upcoming budget deficit

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

The University’s expenses are projected to outpace revenue in the coming fiscal year, Provost Jonathan Holloway informed Faculty Senate Wednesday. While Northwestern finished the 2017 fiscal year with a surplus — albeit its smallest in years — the University is on track to accumulate a deficit...

Flyers condemning fraternity life found across campus during recruitment week

Flyers condemning fraternity life found across campus during recruitment week

Madeleine Fernando, Digital Managing Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

With Interfraternity Council recruitment in full swing, flyers condemning fraternity life and recruitment were spotted early in the week at several locations across campus, including Kresge Hall and Sargent Hall. The flyers, posted by an unrecognized group calling itself “The Pseudo Knitting Club,”...

Willard’s Fran’s Cafe reopens as a communal diner spot for students

Willard’s Fran’s Cafe reopens as a communal diner spot for students

Adrian Wan, Reporter

January 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

Fran’s Cafe — which serves what it claims to be the best shakes “not only on campus, but in all of Evanston” — is back. Originally located in Willard Hall, Fran’s was relocated to 1835 Hinman after Willard closed for renovations in 2016 as part of the Housing Master Plan. Along with the...

Student coalition demands change to protest policy, plans to meet with administration

Student coalition demands change to protest policy, plans to meet with administration

Maddie Burakoff, Campus Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

In a December op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, University President Morton Schapiro defended the importance of free speech and safe spaces. When balancing the two, he wrote, “it helps to have clear rules.” Yet from the experience of Weinberg junior Madisen Hursey, the rules governing Northwestern students’ own rights to ...

New Medill position to specialize in sexual and gender minorities coverage

New Medill position to specialize in sexual and gender minorities coverage

Allie Goulding, Assistant Campus Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications is looking to fill a new chair position specializing in media coverage of sexual and gender minorities. The Daniel H. Renberg Chair — one of the first of its kind — was created through an endowment from the estate and...

Anonymous tip to University Police helped lead to arrest in case of man pushed from CTA platform

Anonymous tip to University Police helped lead to arrest in case of man pushed from CTA platform

Allie Goulding, Assistant Campus Editor

January 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

University Police received an anonymous tip this September that helped lead to the identification and arrest of NU doctoral graduate Chad Estep. Estep allegedly pushed Chicago resident Ben Benedict off a CTA platform on Aug. 1. Chicago Police Department spent about a month without a suspect in the...

Acceptance rates projected to fall as NU receives record number of applications

Acceptance rates projected to fall as NU receives record number of applications

Maddie Burakoff, Campus Editor

January 8, 2018


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

Northwestern received a record number of applications in both the Early Decision and regular applicant pools, and anticipates a decline in acceptance rates for both groups, University officials told The Daily. After receiving the most Early Decision applications in its history this year, the University admitted 1,072 early applica...