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Academy Award-winning playwright shares experiences as black, queer artist

Academy Award-winning playwright shares experiences as black, queer artist

Lucia Boyd, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Theater, Top Campus Stories

One day after watching Thursday’s premiere of the Northwestern student production “In the Red and Brown Water,” Academy Award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney shared how his experiences as a black, queer artist helped shape the script. The Friday event — attended by about 215 people...

Northwestern’s solar-powered smart home places 6th in international competition

Northwestern’s solar-powered smart home places 6th in international competition

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Science & Technology, Student Groups, Top Stories

After two years of planning and building, Northwestern’s solar decathlon team earned sixth place in an international smart home competition Sunday. The 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon was held in Denver, and saw Northwestern’s first entry into the competition. “The project rea...

New group of students participates in walk to raise awareness of eating disorders

Adrian Wan, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Cats with Confidence, a new group of students that promotes body positivity and fights eating disorders, participated Sunday in a Chicago walk to raise funds for reducing stigma. Co-founder Courtney Lewis said the group raised more than $3,000 and was recognized for collecting the second-largest sum...

Lil Uzi Vert climbs into audience, drops mic at A&O Blowout

Lil Uzi Vert climbs into audience, drops mic at A&O Blowout

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Lil Uzi Vert broke down the barrier between audience and performer at Friday’s A&O Blowout, traversing the balcony and dropping his mic into a sea of students. More than 2,000 people packed into Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for the event, filling the dance floor and crowding the upper level....

Multicultural Student Affairs director Charles Kellom leaves Northwestern

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 13, 2017


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

Multicultural Student Affairs director Charles Kellom left Northwestern to become the assistant dean for multicultural student affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University, according to a Facebook post on NU’s MSA page. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson, NU’s executive director of Campus Inclusion and Community,...

Scholars discuss Quran, misconceptions of Islamic faith

Scholars discuss Quran, misconceptions of Islamic faith

Julia Esparza, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Christian scholar Garry Wills said he felt ashamed when his colleague asked him why, after all the time Wills had spent studying religion, he had never read the Quran. On Thursday at Evanston Township High School, Wills told nearly 160 community members that after the conversation, he immediately...

Nonprofit representatives discuss relationship between food, equity

Nonprofit representatives discuss relationship between food, equity

Alexis White, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events

Food insecurity and waste intertwine with other issues of equity, said Peter Hoy, director of economic and work development for A Just Harvest, a nonprofit committed to ending hunger in Chicago. “Someone that can’t work is someone that’s going to be hungry,” Hoy said. “We’re trying to...

Northwestern crew team to enforce mandatory swim test

Northwestern crew team to enforce mandatory swim test

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Following the accidental drowning of Weinberg freshman Mohammed Ramzan last spring, the Northwestern crew team will require swim tests for members, University spokesman Al Cubbage confirmed to The Daily on Thursday. Ramzan told teammates he did not know how to swim, according to multiple interviews in an Illinois State Police report. Swimming was previously not a requirement to join t...

Poet Kavi Ade performs as part of Rainbow Week

Poet Kavi Ade performs as part of Rainbow Week

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Spoken word poet Kavi Ade said after they came out as queer and transgender, their mother did not speak to them for years. “The last time we spoke, she says, ‘You are killing my daughter,’” Ade read from a poem they wrote. “And I am crying not as dead daughter or alive son. I am crying lost.” Ade,...

Northwestern doctoral graduate charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly pushing man onto CTA tracks

Northwestern doctoral graduate charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly pushing man onto CTA tracks

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Northwestern doctoral graduate Chad Estep was charged with two felony counts, including attempted first-degree murder, in connection with the pushing of a man onto CTA tracks in August, according to a news release from the Chicago Police Department. Estep was also charged with aggravated battery in...

University Police unveil new security measures following recent robberies on Chicago campus

University Police unveil new security measures following recent robberies on Chicago campus

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Following a series of reported robberies on Northwestern’s Chicago campus, the University released a statement Wednesday detailing new security measures. The measures include increasing University Police staffing on the Chicago campus and working with the Chicago Police Department and Northwestern...

Revamped CAESAR set to launch next week

Revamped CAESAR set to launch next week

Lauren Bell, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s student information portal, CAESAR, will be redesigned this weekend to include a new layout and mobile-friendly features. The revamp will improve system navigation and make the “View My Grades” and evaluations sections easier to view on mobile phones, director of student enterprise...