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Should journalists remain strictly objective? Political Union majority votes yes

Joshua Perry, Assistant Campus Editor October 12, 2021

Students voted in favor of prioritizing journalistic objectivity over advocacy at Monday night’s Political Union debate. Political Union, a nonpartisan student group, regularly hosts member-led debates...

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Rebecca Blank named next president of Northwestern

Jacob Fulton, Print Managing Editor October 11, 2021

Rebecca Blank will be Northwestern’s 17th president, the University announced Monday.  Blank, currently the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will replace University President Morton...

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Northwestern COVID-19 positivity rate stays steady at 0.51%

Angeli Mittal, Design Editor October 11, 2021

Northwestern reported 28 positive tests out of 5,500 administered in the last week, half the number of tests taken the week prior. There were 51 positive tests the previous week, nearly double this...

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NU Sailing team returns to the competitive field, brings back full recruitment

Joshua Perry, Assistant Campus Editor October 11, 2021

This fall, Northwestern’s sailing team is riding winds of change. The group was sidelined by COVID-19 for about a year, unable to meet in person or practice on Lake Michigan again until this spring....

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Affinity Leaders and Learners Mentorship Program seeks to connect students and alumni with shared identities

Davis Giangiulio, Reporter October 10, 2021

Northwestern Network Mentorship Program is responding to student demand for more identity-based programming opportunities with the Affinity Leaders and Learners Mentorship Program.  The new program...

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