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Northwestern is letting Kanazawa stay, and students are angry

Northwestern is letting Kanazawa stay, and students are angry

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 7, 2019


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

Students are voicing their concerns about the impact of controversial visiting scholar Satoshi Kanazawa’s presence and research after Northwestern signaled it would not remove him from campus. Kanazawa — whose works bear titles such as “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other...

Beta Theta Pi members forced to move out of campus house following suspension

Beta Theta Pi members forced to move out of campus house following suspension

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, Greek, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Members of Northwestern’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi have been forced to relocate from the fraternity’s on-campus house, a consequence of the group’s 4-year suspension announced in December. This has meant different things for different members of the fraternity. Since sophomores are required to me...

Associate provost for University enrollment to retire after 14 years

Associate provost for University enrollment to retire after 14 years

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

December 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Michael E. Mills, the associate provost for University enrollment, will retire in April after working 14 years for Northwestern. His retirement comes at a time when the admission practices of elite universities like Northwestern are under heavy scrutiny. Under Mills, the student body has included...

Associated Student Government President Sky Patterson resigns

Associated Student Government President Sky Patterson resigns

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

December 28, 2018


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

Sky Patterson has resigned from her position as the Associated Student Government president. ASG announced Patterson’s resignation on Thursday. In a resignation letter dated Dec. 16, the Weinberg senior said she resigned to focus on her health and academics. “I am resigning today to take care...

Northwestern signals opposition to stricter visa rules on unlawful presence

Northwestern signals opposition to stricter visa rules on unlawful presence

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

December 27, 2018


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

Northwestern signed an amicus brief along with 65 schools last week opposing changes to visa policies that make it easier to bar international students and scholars from reentering the country. The amicus brief supports Guilford College in its lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen...

Northwestern $1 million donation to Evanston funds paramedic services, job training

Northwestern $1 million donation to Evanston funds paramedic services, job training

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

December 26, 2018


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

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty announced last week the allocation of NU's $1 million donation to Evanston’s Good Neighbor Fund. The donation is just one way the University tries to settle concerns from Evanston residents that its exemption from property...

Early Decision acceptance rate falls as applications rise

Early Decision acceptance rate falls as applications rise

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Early Decision acceptance rate dropped to about 25 percent as applications during the early admission cycle continue to rise. The total number of applications rose about 9 percent to 4,399 this year, associate provost for University enrollment Michael Mills said in an email. Last...

Holloway: Kanazawa’s views ‘antithetical’ to Northwestern

Holloway: Kanazawa’s views ‘antithetical’ to Northwestern

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

December 13, 2018


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

Provost Jonathan Holloway signaled on Thursday that a visiting professor with controversial views on race will complete his year-long scholarly visit despite a demand by concerned students for his removal. Holloway said in an email to the Northwestern community that while Satoshi Kanazawa’s “scholarship...

Students petition Northwestern to ban a visiting scholar whose work attempts to link intelligence and beauty to race

Students petition Northwestern to ban a visiting scholar whose work attempts to link intelligence and beauty to race

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Students are calling for the dismissal of a controversial visiting scholar whose views on race has sparked concern among students and faculty in the psychology department. More than 1,400 people have signed a petition as of Wednesday morning urging the psychology department to reverse its earlier decision granting Satoshi Kanazawa’s request to conduct research at Northwestern while on his year-long sabbatical from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Petitioners say his views “promote racism, sexism and xenophobia,” and are asking that the department revamp its screening process for visiting scholars. “Kanazawa's misogynoir nonsense should not be tolerated on Northwestern's campus, a campus that prides itself with its commitment to support a diverse and inclusive campus community,” the petition reads. “Kanazawa's fraud research and studies reflects modern eugenics, and Northwestern should be ashamed of approvin...

Beta Theta Pi suspended for four years after serving alcohol to minors

Beta Theta Pi suspended for four years after serving alcohol to minors

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s chapter of Beta Theta Pi has been suspended for four years after a student conduct panel found the fraternity responsible for distributing alcohol to minors, the Interfraternity Council and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life announced on Tuesday. A panel made up of staff and students...

Elder dining hall to remain under construction after renovation plans change

Elder dining hall to remain under construction after renovation plans change

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 10, 2018


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

Elder dining hall will not reopen this academic year as originally scheduled due to a redesign of the renovation plans, according to a Monday email from student affairs administrators. The change was made “in response to student feedback,” and the new design will focus on “inclusive dining”...

Northwestern students urged to be cautious with Yellow Vest protests in Paris

Northwestern students urged to be cautious with Yellow Vest protests in Paris

Catherine Kim, Reporter

December 10, 2018


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

PARIS –– Northwestern students in Paris have faced an unforeseen challenge the past few weeks: learning to navigate the city amidst the Yellow Vest protests. This Saturday marked the fourth weekend of the anti-government protests, which began as a response to the French government’s decision...