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Dwight Hamilton joins NU as first associate vice president of equity, stresses campus outreach

Dwight Hamilton joins NU as first associate vice president of equity, stresses campus outreach

Troy Closson, Assistant Summer Editor
July 14, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

When Dwight Hamilton, the former vice president of inclusion, diversity and equity at Smith College, heard from a Northwestern job recruiter in late January, he didn’t consider himself on the market. The commitment he saw from the University to diversity and inclusion, however, as well as the opportunity...

Northwestern upholds suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter

Northwestern upholds suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter
July 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The Northwestern chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will remain suspended until Sept. 1, 2018, said University spokesman Al Cubbage in an email to The Daily. The University suspended the chapter in April after the fraternity “knowingly violated” its disciplinary probation earlier this...

Socially responsible investment committee hopes to create transparency, expand community access

Socially responsible investment committee hopes to create transparency, expand community access

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
July 6, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

At its introductory meeting in May, Northwestern’s socially responsible investment committee took its first steps toward becoming a structured avenue for the community to reach the Board of Trustees regarding the University’s endowment, establishing general administrative procedures to increase transparency...

NU students appear unaffected by Supreme Court decision to allow travel ban

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
June 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The status of Northwestern students does not appear to be affected by the Supreme Court’s announcement to hear the case on President Donald Trump’s immigration order, University vice president and general counsel Phil Harris said. On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it would review Trump’s...

University ‘looking into’ student connected to racial slur sent via Tinder message

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories

Northwestern is looking into an incident in which a student appeared to send a racial slur via a Tinder message to a Dartmouth College student last week, University spokesman Al Cubbage told The Daily. According to a photo circulated on social media, Weinberg sophomore Brendan Amos matched with Anjali, w...

Construction projects approved for Tech building, Fiji house

Construction projects approved for Tech building, Fiji house

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories

Proposals to build an addition to the Technological Institute and to renovate the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house were presented to and approved by the city's Design and Project Review Committee on Wednesday. Architect Mitchell Fox presented a plan to build an “A-B” infill between the exis...

Northwestern graduate student files request for pseudonym in lawsuit; Laura Kipnis, HarperCollins oppose

Northwestern graduate student files request for pseudonym in lawsuit; Laura Kipnis, HarperCollins oppose

Matthew Choi, Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and publishing house HarperCollins Publishers LLC filed an opposition June 9 to a motion from a Northwestern graduate student to continue using a pseudonym in her lawsuit against HarperCollins and Kipnis. The lawsuit, filed May 16 by the graduate student under the pseudonym Ja...

Commencement Notebook: Five awarded honorary degrees

Commencement Notebook: Five awarded honorary degrees

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

At Northwestern’s commencement on Friday, Billie Jean King didn’t just share her wisdom with Northwestern graduates. She took something home too. The tennis legend and equal rights advocate was one of five honorary degree recipients at commencement, earning recognition alongside professors in law...

Billie Jean King tells graduates to ‘give to life’ in commencement speech

Billie Jean King tells graduates to ‘give to life’ in commencement speech

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Stories

Billie Jean King came onstage at Northwestern’s commencement in traditional fashion, walking alongside University President Morton Schapiro as the Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble played a conventional processional song. Less than a hour later, the ensemble was playing the lively strains of...

University Library to renovate entrance, combine help desks this summer

University Library to renovate entrance, combine help desks this summer

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

The turnstiles at the entrance to University Library — notorious for their difficult-to-use WildCARD scanners — are set to be upgraded this summer. The library plans to add a third turnstile to the entrance, as well as to combine the Information Commons and research assistance desks, according to a ...

Northwestern Board of Trustees elects J. Landis Martin as new chairman

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

J. Landis Martin (Kellogg ‘68, JD ‘73) will take over as chair of the Northwestern University Board of Trustees in September, the University announced Tuesday in a news release. Martin was elected to the position by the board on Monday and will succeed eight-year chair William Osborn (Weinberg ...

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Ex-Goldman Sachs trader, implicated in securities fraud, to join Northwestern as economics research fellow

Julia Jacobs, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Ex-Goldman Sachs Group trader Fabrice Tourre, who was sued for his involvement in a major Wall Street deal linked to the 2008 financial crisis, will start as a post-doctoral research fellow in economics at Northwestern this fall. In March 2014, Tourre was ordered by a U.S. district court judge to pay more than $82...