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NU-Qatar professor examines political violence in Lebanon at MENA and Evanston library event

NU-Qatar professor examines political violence in Lebanon at MENA and Evanston library event

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar Prof. Sami Hermez described a “conscious performance of denial” of responsibility for political violence in Lebanon at a Monday event. Hermez, an anthropology professor in residence at the NU-Q Liberal Arts Program, spoke at Evanston Public Library to discuss...

ASG passes course evaluation reform resolution to include additional questions, grade distributions

ASG passes course evaluation reform resolution to include additional questions, grade distributions

Thea Showalter, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government passed a resolution Wednesday outlining new procedures for course evaluations that would increase the course information available to students and add additional questions to increase student feedback about teacher performance and classroom environment. Groups across...

Old vs. New: Kanazawa controversy spurs discussion on generational gap in defining academic freedom

Old vs. New: Kanazawa controversy spurs discussion on generational gap in defining academic freedom

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern administrators’ unwillingness to oust a controversial visiting scholar despite widespread student backlash has thrown into question the definition, limits and importance of academic freedom at the University. Satoshi Kanazawa, whose work in the field of evolutionary psychology has been...

Despite record increases in numbers, transfer students struggle to adjust

Despite record increases in numbers, transfer students struggle to adjust

Andres Correa, Reporter

March 4, 2019


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

This past fall, Northwestern welcomed its largest-ever class of transfer students. However, for this growing population, adjusting to NU is not easy. Northwestern welcomed 159 transfers to Evanston last year, a little over 8 percent of the incoming class, according to the University’s 2018-2019...

Office of Undergraduate Research notes increased grant funding in 2018-19 academic year

Office of Undergraduate Research notes increased grant funding in 2018-19 academic year

Zach Bright, Reporter

March 3, 2019


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

The Office of Undergraduate Research received a record-breaking 203 academic year undergraduate research grant applications this year and will fund 134 proposals, according to its 2018-2019 Academic Year summary. This is a 37 percent increase in applications the office received and a subsequent 39...

‘Hey, can you watch my stuff?’

‘Hey, can you watch my stuff?’

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Assistant Photo Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories

When running to the restroom, grab your phone, but leave your backpack and laptop, says McCormick junior Jonathan Dai. From Norbucks to Mudd Library, the question “Can you watch my stuff for me?” has become an essential part of the Wildcat lingo. Northwestern students are trusting, but only to...

Immigration activists talk staying resilient under Trump administration at Block Museum

Immigration activists talk staying resilient under Trump administration at Block Museum

Avi Varghese, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories

Despite the current administration’s stance on immigration, experts on migration urged students to stay resilient and continue to fight for the rights of migrants during a Thursday panel. The panel discussion follows the opening of the Block Museum’s new exhibitions, “Caravans of Gold” and...

After losing access to University vans, Campus Kitchens struggles with transportation costs

After losing access to University vans, Campus Kitchens struggles with transportation costs

Austin Benavides, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

A single van is all Campus Kitchens would need to help feed the food-insecure people of Evanston. But since the beginning of the academic year, Campus Kitchens — alongside several other volunteer organizations — has not been allowed to drive the University vans they previously used. On Sept. 17,...

Northwestern collaborates with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to develop ‘art acne’ tracking technology

Northwestern collaborates with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to develop ‘art acne’ tracking technology

Linnea Lipson, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A multidisciplinary team from Northwestern and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum investigated the tiny protrusions that have developed over time on O’Keeffe’s artwork and built an app that tracks an artwork’s surface. These bumps, dubbed “art acne” by researchers, can pop through the surface...

Behind the Byline: Campus reporter Aaron Wang discusses NU researchers’ involvement with NASA

Behind the Byline: Campus reporter Aaron Wang discusses NU researchers’ involvement with NASA

Ryan Wangman, Audio Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Audio, Behind the Byline, Campus, Multimedia, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Welcome to the latest episode of Behind the Byline, The Daily Northwestern’s weekly look inside our newsroom as we interview our staffers on the key stories they’re reporting on around campus and in Evanston. Today, we're talking to campus reporter Aaron Wang, a first-year who talked to a couple of North...

The Weekly: Open mic event centered on mental health offers space for vulnerability

The Weekly: Open mic event centered on mental health offers space for vulnerability

Cassidy Jackson, Audio Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Audio, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

On Feb. 23, NU’s Active Minds and Slam Society hosted an open mic centered on mental health. Audio editor Cassidy Jackson sat down with one of The Daily’s reporters Neya Thanikachalam to discuss attending the event....

For Body Acceptance Week, students demand acknowledgement of all forms of beauty

For Body Acceptance Week, students demand acknowledgement of all forms of beauty

Josiah Bonifant, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion

Northwestern students and staff said they appreciate the Counseling and Psychological Services-sponsored Body Acceptance Week, but challenged the movement to be more intersectional. Body Acceptance Week is an initiative from the National Eating Disorders Association, in conjunction with Eating Disorders...