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CAPS staff talk ending stigma to international students

CAPS staff talk ending stigma to international students

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories

International students can work to end stigmas surrounding mental health disorders, even if they are a taboo topic at home, two Counseling and Psychological Services staff said at an event Wednesday. Monika Gutkowska, a staff psychologist, and Qianhui Zhang, a staff therapist, spoke at the event,...

Rush University professor compares health care in Israel and the United States

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events

Universal health care should be implemented in United States as it is in Israel, Rush University Prof. Stanley Lapidos said at an event Wednesday as he compared the two countries’ health care systems. About 10 people attended the event organized by Wildcats for Israel and held at Harris Hall to...

Students react following Rasmea Odeh’s talk on campus

Students react following Rasmea Odeh’s talk on campus

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Reactions to Rasmea Odeh, who spoke at Northwestern on Monday, varied across campus as some said they felt uncomfortable by the presence of someone who was convicted for terrorism, and others welcomed her as a human rights activist who they say was wrongfully convicted. More than 120 people dress...

Steering committees established to address priorities following black student experience report

Erica Snow and Catherine Kim
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus

The University announced three steering committees to enhance the black student experience on campus in an email sent to students by administrators on Wednesday. The email was sent by vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin, University Provost Daniel Linzer and associate provost and...

ASG Senate confirms new treasurer

ASG Senate confirms new treasurer

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories

Associated Student Government Senate unanimously confirmed Weinberg freshman Dillon Saks as treasurer on Wednesday. Saks, previously a residential senator, will take over the position from SESP freshman Austin Gardner, who was confirmed as vice president for accessibility and inclusion in April. “I grew up in a household that valued fiscal responsibility and...

Documentary filmmaker Rebecca Pierce discusses anti-black racism in Israel during SJP event

Documentary filmmaker Rebecca Pierce discusses anti-black racism in Israel during SJP event

Matthew Choi, Print Managing Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Documentary maker Rebecca Pierce discussed the impacts and manifestations of anti-black racism in Israel and how it affects Palestinians during an event Wednesday evening. The event, titled “A Lens on Injustice” and hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine in Harris Hall, featured segments...

Students protest ICE representative’s visit to campus

Students protest ICE representative’s visit to campus

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Students protested the visit of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations officer to campus Tuesday, saying the representative’s presence on campus could be dangerous and hurtful for undocumented people at Northwestern. Members of MEChA de Northwestern, Black Lives Matter NU, the Immigrant...

Panelists discuss Asian-American political engagement in Trump era

Panelists discuss Asian-American political engagement in Trump era

Jane Yun, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Asian Americans need to push back against media stereotypes and misconceptions that they are politically apathetic by engaging civically, political science Prof. Julie Lee Merseth said during an event Tuesday. Panelists discussed the impact of the election and President Donald Trump’s administration...

Spoon University founder, members of NU chapter excited about deal with major media network

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories

Spoon University, founded in 2013 by two Northwestern students, has been acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive, a move members of the NU chapter say will lead to several new opportunities and resources for individual chapters across the country. According to Reuters, Spoon University is valued...

SNL’s Michael Che to headline A&O, NSTV comedy event

SNL’s Michael Che to headline A&O, NSTV comedy event

Allyson Chiu and Mariana Alfaro
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Comedian Michael Che will headline a stand-up comedy event May 24, A&O Productions and Northwestern Sketch Television announced Tuesday. Che, known for his work on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” will perform in Ryan Auditorium in Technological Institute. Che is currently the co-anchor of SNL’s...

Organizer Rasmea Odeh speaks at Northwestern for SJP’s Israeli Apartheid Week

Organizer Rasmea Odeh speaks at Northwestern for SJP’s Israeli Apartheid Week

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Palestinian organizer Rasmea Odeh and University of Illinois at Chicago Prof. Nadine Naber spoke Monday about the Palestinian experience in both the Middle East and the U.S., saying Palestine supporters must continue to fight for liberation. The talk, held in Technological Institute and attended...

Music, astronomy collide at multimedia Bienen performance

Music, astronomy collide at multimedia Bienen performance

Ava Polzin, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Second-year graduate student Kyle Kremer (Bienen, Weinberg ‘12) said he finds all the inspiration he needs in the sky. Kremer helped bring his inspiration to an audience of more than 100 people to combine music and astronomy in a multimedia performance called “A Shout Across Time” at Nichols...