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RTVF department chair David Tolchinsky to end term after serving in position for 10 years

RTVF department chair David Tolchinsky to end term after serving in position for 10 years

Allie Goulding, Assistant Design Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

David Tolchinsky’s term as department chair of the Department of Radio, Television and Film will come to an end this September, the School of Communication announced to faculty in a Wednesday email. RTVF associate chair Zayd Dohrn will succeed Tolchinsky beginning Sept. 1. According to a news...

NU professors, students working to create historical climate map of Midwest

NU professors, students working to create historical climate map of Midwest

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Picture the dirt at the bottom of a lake: It may seem slimy, squishy and unappealing. But for Earth and Planetary Sciences Prof. Yarrow Axford’s research team, that sediment is key to understanding the Midwest’s past climate, or “paleoclimate.” Peter Puleo, a Weinberg junior, has been...

WNUR announces full lineup for Dillo Day second stage

WNUR announces full lineup for Dillo Day second stage

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment

WNUR finished announcing Wednesday its lineup for the Nongshim America x WNUR stage during Dillo Day. The lineup includes rock band Guerilla Toss, rapper CupcakKe, DJ Jasmine Infiniti, metal artist VIOLENCE and Chicago-based quintet Dos Santos. Guerilla Toss was formed in 2010 in Boston. They’ve...

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


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

Humorous memories of Ananya Agrawal aren’t hard to come by. Agrawal once told a friend he was attending a baseball game “starring the Cubs.” A gym enthusiast, he once bought a shirt of a buff Willie the Wildcat below the word “Northchestern.” And while living in an apartment for the first...

NU community honors Ananya Agrawal at memorial

NU community honors Ananya Agrawal at memorial

Ally Mauch, Assistant Web Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Music filled Alice Millar Chapel on Wednesday evening as community members gathered in memory of Ananya Agrawal, a Weinberg senior who died Saturday night. More than 100 students, faculty, administrators, alumni and family members came to the memorial hosted by the Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity, which Agraw...

Water purification startup NUMiX wins VentureCat startup competition

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Water purification startup NUMiX Materials won Northwestern startup competition VentureCat on May 23. The competition, originally founded as the Northwestern University Venture Challenge in 2007, now ends with a pitch competition in which $100,000 is awarded. NUMiX specializes in efficiently removing...

Community engagement resolution presented at ASG Senate

Community engagement resolution presented at ASG Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government senators introduced a resolution Wednesday urging Northwestern’s administration to support community engagement among students. Former vice president for community relations Michael Deneroff and For Members Only senator Emma Evans presented the resolution. Both said...

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Northwestern mismanaged retirement plans

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging Northwestern mismanaged retirement plans

Jonah Dylan and Peter Kotecki

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A United States district court judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that alleged Northwestern mismanaged its employees’ retirement and voluntary savings plans. In his opinion, Judge Jorge Alonso dismissed all seven of the plaintiffs’ counts and denied their recent motion to file a second-amended complaint. “Plaintiffs’...

Al Cubbage prepares to step down after 2 decades as voice of Northwestern

Al Cubbage prepares to step down after 2 decades as voice of Northwestern

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

When Al Cubbage (Medill ’78, ’87) was looking to pursue a master’s degree in journalism, he knew Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism was the only place he really wanted to be. Since then, he’s just kept coming back. Now, after receiving two Medill master’s degrees, marrying his...

ASG Senate seat apportionment reform presented at forum

ASG Senate seat apportionment reform presented at forum

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 30, 2018


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

For as long as Associated Student Government Senate institutional memory stretches, residential senators have formed the least active senatorial caucus, Political Union senator Alex Smith said. “They have a sad rate of chronic truancy,” the Weinberg sophomore said. “I believe that less than...

EPD investigating Weinberg senior Ananya Agrawal’s death as suicide, official ruling may take weeks

EPD investigating Weinberg senior Ananya Agrawal’s death as suicide, official ruling may take weeks

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

The Evanston Police Department is investigating Weinberg senior Ananya Agrawal’s death as a suicide, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said Tuesday. Glew said Agrawal was found and pronounced dead at 630 Emerson St. on Saturday night. Becky Schlikerman, spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, told T...

New UP Commander of Police Services brings community involvement to role

New UP Commander of Police Services brings community involvement to role

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

After 21 years at Purdue University, Cmdr. Eric Chin will continue his service within the Big Ten at Northwestern. Chin started his new position as the Commander of Police Services for Evanston with the Northwestern University Police Department in February. Previously, he was a captain in charge of...