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ASG Senate proposes commission to appoint students to investment committee

ASG Senate proposes commission to appoint students to investment committee

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 9
Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate discussed a proposed change to its code describing how ASG will appoint its two members to the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility. The University first approved the committee in November. It will include two faculty members, two undergraduate students appointed by ASG, two graduate students, two alumni and two Northwestern staff members. Th... Read more »

Students, faculty celebrate life of Jordan Hankins at memorial

Students, faculty celebrate life of Jordan Hankins at memorial

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 9
Filed under Campus

Students and faculty gathered at Alice Millar Chapel Wednesday evening for the memorial of women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins, who took her own life Jan. 9. The memorial service was organized by a group of Hankins’ friends, said University chaplain Timothy Stevens, who spoke at the event.... Read more »

Interfraternity Council executive board, presidents decide to suspend social events following reports of assaults, druggings

Interfraternity Council executive board, presidents decide to suspend social events following reports of assaults, druggings

Julia Jacobs and Nora Shelly
February 8
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The Interfraternity Council executive board and chapter presidents decided Tuesday night to suspend social events indefinitely, following reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults and druggings at two campus fraternity houses in recent weeks. IFC president Rodney Orr confirmed the decision on Wednesday.... Read more »

ASG releases statement calling for SAE suspension following reports of assaults, druggings

ASG releases statement calling for SAE suspension following reports of assaults, druggings

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 8
Filed under Campus, Greek, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government released a statement early Wednesday morning calling for the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and another unnamed fraternity involved in reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at campus fraternity houses in recent weeks. The ... Read more »

Panel critiques charter schools, talks potential impact of Trump administration on education inequity

Panel critiques charter schools, talks potential impact of Trump administration on education inequity

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

With the recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary, panelists at an event Tuesday criticized DeVos’ advocacy for charter schools nationwide, analyzing their impact on education inequity. Addressing an audience of about 60 people in Annenberg Hall, the three panelists discussed why... Read more »

Mayoral candidates discuss policing, town-gown relations at debate

Mayoral candidates discuss policing, town-gown relations at debate

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
February 8
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Evanston mayoral candidates reaffirmed the city’s commitment to being a sanctuary city and discussed racial bias in policing at a debate Monday night. The candidates discussed town-gown relations, police policy changes and how to connect with the student body at the debate hosted by the Northwestern... Read more »

Panelists discuss ways to support No Dakota Access Pipeline movement at Buffett Institute event

Panelists discuss ways to support No Dakota Access Pipeline movement at Buffett Institute event

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 8
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

At a panel presented by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Native American scholars and academics discussed methods for supporting Standing Rock, such as divestment campaigns and social media posts aimed at disseminating topics not covered by mainstream media. “NoDAPL and the Future of Indigenous... Read more »

Vigil brings together people of different faiths against travel ban

Vigil brings together people of different faiths against travel ban

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

About 30 students of different religions gathered at The Rock on Tuesday to stand against the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration. As they stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they shared prayers, criticisms and hopes in response to the recent executive order. The #NoBanNoWall Vigil — hosted by... Read more »

Kombucha startup wins Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank

Kombucha startup wins Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 7
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

First-year Kellogg School of Management student Kathryn Bernell went home with a grand prize of $5,000 after pitching and sharing samples from her kombucha startup at the first Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank on Friday. Eight student-run startups participated in the competition — inspired by... Read more »

Students, faculty discuss Black House, cultural spaces at community dialogue

Students, faculty discuss Black House, cultural spaces at community dialogue

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
February 7
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Students and faculty addressed upcoming changes to the Black House and a range of student concerns at a community dialogue held at Allison Hall on Monday. More than 70 people attended the community dialogue, which focused on “the student experience” and featured several University presenters who... Read more »

NU students expand science database after Trump order restricting federal research findings

Daria Lenderman, Reporter
February 7
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Open Science Database, a media platform founded by Northwestern Ph.D. students to make science research easily accessible to the general public, has expanded to include federally funded research and climate change findings. The moves follows the Trump administration’s recent order banning several government... Read more »

Students thank Ald. Judy Fiske for new street lighting on Sheridan Road

Students thank Ald. Judy Fiske for new street lighting on Sheridan Road

Ally Mauch, Reporter
February 7
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

About 100 students wrote thank you notes to Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) for her role in the installation of new lighting on the west side of Sheridan Road’s sidewalk in September. The west side of Sheridan Road — which is city property — previously only had street lights for cars while the sidewalk... Read more »