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One Book One Northwestern hosts panel on climate

One Book One Northwestern hosts panel on climate

Edmund Bannister, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A panel of climate experts said the planet is at risk from effects of climate change and criticized climate change denialism during an event Thursday. The panel, hosted by One Book One Northwestern at the Donald P. Jacobs Center, included WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling, atmospheric scientist...

McCormick professor receives Outstanding Young Investigator Award

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus

McCormick Prof. James Rondinelli received the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society for his work in materials science and engineering, according to a University news release. The award is given to young scientists or engineers in materials research who produce outstanding,...

ASG Senate hears resolution for mental health faculty training, advisory board

ASG Senate hears resolution for mental health faculty training, advisory board

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government Senate discussed a resolution Wednesday that would urge the University to create a wellness advisory board and a mental health training program for faculty. The resolution, introduced by Medill junior Isabel Schwartz, will be voted on next week. If passed, it will be...

History professors discuss recently published books

History professors discuss recently published books

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The history department held a talk Wednesday with three of its professors to celebrate the release of their books in the past year, ranging in topics from Latin American independence to the Industrial Revolution. History Profs. Caitlin Fitz, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern and Joel Mokyr described their...

A&O, FMO partner with Student Enrichment Services to offer some students free tickets to Ball

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment, Student Groups

A&O Productions, For Members Only and Student Enrichment Services partnered to provide students with financial need free tickets to Friday’s Ball. Students can use the SES One Form, an online application that centralizes various scholarships and funds into one website, to apply for a free ticket...

Northwestern is one of top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern has been ranked in the Peace Corps’ 2017 list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities, ranking 21st with 15 volunteers, according to a University news release. Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 953 Northwestern alumni have volunteered abroad, according to the release....

Former Obama speechwriter, NU alumnus shares White House experiences

Former Obama speechwriter, NU alumnus shares White House experiences

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Former President Barack Obama speechwriter Stephen Krupin (Medill ’04) shared his experiences Tuesday in Harris Hall, the same “life-changing” building where he had his first speechwriting class during his freshman year at Northwestern. Krupin spoke to a group of about 40 students for the 2017...

Ghanaian technology entrepreneur receives Buffett Institute award, discusses career in STEM

Ghanaian technology entrepreneur receives Buffett Institute award, discusses career in STEM

Julia Esparza, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A cartoon of a man who used a rocket strapped to his back to fly inspired Ghanaian technology entrepreneur Regina Honu to make a rocket for herself. When she presented her creation to a teacher, he told her, “Girls don’t build rockets.” Honu, who is now the founder of a Ghanaian software development...

Schapiro, administrators address campus safety during state of University talk

Schapiro, administrators address campus safety during state of University talk

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro said campus safety is Northwestern’s “first priority” during a state of the University talk Tuesday. “Conversations with the President,” which is co-sponsored by the Northwestern University Staff Advisory Council, Faculty Senate and the Office of the...

McCormick Prof. Michael Peshkin receives national education award

Jake Holland, Copy Chief
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A McCormick professor has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Ralph Coats Roe Award from the American Society for Engineering Education’s mechanical engineering division, according to a news release sent out Tuesday. McCormick Prof. Michael Peshkin, the Bette and Neison Harris Professor in...

Faculty members plan goals for forthcoming Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Center

Faculty members plan goals for forthcoming Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Center

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

As plans for the upcoming Native American and Indigenous Studies Research Center are under way, the first three faculty members selected to work on the research center are considering ways they can increase inclusion of the Native community. Sociology Prof. Beth Redbird, history Prof. Doug Kiel and...

University suspects campus-wide illness to be caused by Norovirus

University suspects campus-wide illness to be caused by Norovirus

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern officials suspect the cause of a recent illness outbreak among on-campus residences to be Norovirus. Executive director of residential services Jennifer Luttig-Komrosky sent out an email April 10 announcing reports of an illness in residential housing with symptoms of diarrhea, nausea a...