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Willard reopens after more than a year of renovations

Willard reopens after more than a year of renovations

Alexis White, Assistant Campus Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

After more than a year of construction, Willard Hall opened its newly renovated spaces to students this week. The renovations began in August 2016, after which Willard Residential College was re-located to 1835 Hinman. Before Winter Break, Hinman residents packed up their belongings, which were stored and delivered t...

McCormick professor develops ‘world’s smallest wearable device’

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

January 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Ultraviolet light detection may soon be at — or in — our fingertips. In collaboration with L’Oréal, McCormick Prof. John Rogers has developed what he says is the world’s smallest wearable device. The gadget, which will allow users to track their exposure to UV radiation, has the diameter...

Buffett director search committee announced

Buffett director search committee announced

Alexis White, Reporter

January 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty

Members have been finalized for the search committee that will select a new executive director for the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced in a Friday email to faculty and staff. SESP Dean David Figlio is the chair of the committee, which was selected with...

Endowment grows 6.7 percent, likely placing NU within new endowment tax threshold

Endowment grows 6.7 percent, likely placing NU within new endowment tax threshold

Alan Perez, Reporter

December 31, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Newly-published figures by the Northwestern Investment Office indicate the University’s endowment has reached the threshold for a new endowment tax enacted Dec. 22 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. University officials are still uncertain, however, what impact the tax will have on NU. The Office...

Republican tax bill spares Northwestern’s $9.8 billion endowment

Republican tax bill spares Northwestern’s $9.8 billion endowment

Alan Perez, Reporter

December 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern narrowly escaped a new endowment income tax as Republicans passed the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in decades, bringing into question the future of University expenditure and investment activity. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill passed along party line and signed into law Friday...

New prime minister of Poland a Kellogg graduate

Adrian Wan, Reporter

December 27, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Kellogg School of Management alumnus Mateusz Morawiecki was appointed Poland’s new prime minister Dec. 11, according to The New York Times. Morawiecki was chosen by party leader Jarosław Kaczynski to replace Beata Szydło, who resigned Dec. 7. Taryn Tawoda, associate director of external communica...

New York Times columnist to speak for MLK commemoration

New York Times columnist to speak for MLK commemoration

Maddie Burakoff, Campus Editor

December 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers

Charles M. Blow, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will speak at Northwestern Jan. 25, the University announced in a December news release. Blow will visit the Evanston and Chicago campuses as the keynote speaker for NU’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr., according to the release....

Zcruit acquired by Reigning Champs, becoming first company from The Garage to be bought

Zcruit acquired by Reigning Champs, becoming first company from The Garage to be bought

Peter Warren, Reporter

December 19, 2017


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

Zcruit, a sports analytics company started by Northwestern students in 2015 that focuses on improving college football recruiting methods, has been acquired by Reigning Champs, a college-recruiting network. The acquisition is the first time a company incubated at Northwestern’s startup hub, The...

Hearing set after former student sues University, claiming ‘grievous mishandling’ of sexual assault investigation excluded him from NU

Hearing set after former student sues University, claiming ‘grievous mishandling’ of sexual assault investigation excluded him from NU

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

December 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

A former Northwestern student is suing the University after a “grievous mishandling” of an investigation following sexual assault allegations against him, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Daily. The former student sued the University in September under the pseudonym John Doe,...

Northwestern announces search for Buffett Institute executive director

Northwestern announces search for Buffett Institute executive director

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

December 8, 2017


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

Northwestern will launch a new search for an executive director for the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, according to a Tuesday email sent to faculty and staff from Provost Jonathan Holloway. Bruce Carruthers, who has served as director for the past four years, will take a sabbatical after this...

Early Decision applications increase by about 6 percent this year

Early Decision applications increase by about 6 percent this year

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

December 5, 2017


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

Northwestern received about 6 percent more Early Decision applications than last year, associate provost for University enrollment Michael Mills told The Daily in an email. As of Tuesday, NU had received a record number of 4,058 applications, Mills said. He added that in 2016, the University received...

ASG passes sustainability code change, allocates B-status funding

ASG passes sustainability code change, allocates B-status funding

Samantha Handler, Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories

Associated Student Government senators passed a code change Wednesday to prevent student groups using ground flyering from receiving publicity funding. The code change will impact A-status and B-status groups in varying ways due to the differences in how they receive funding. The B-status finance committee will revoke publicity funding for the following quarter from groups that advertise with flyers on the ground. The A-status finance committee will withdraw publicity funding for any event that uses ground flyering, according to t...