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The Table aims to provide fresh food for breakfast, late-night dining

The Table aims to provide fresh food for breakfast, late-night dining

Cameron Cook, Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

When Weinberg freshman Matt Schnadig came to Northwestern in September, he didn’t expect to become a CEO. But after visiting his friends at other universities in the fall, Schnadig found a large discrepancy when it came to the quality of breakfast and late-night food choices between Northwestern...

Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza perform at Philfest

Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza perform at Philfest

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Philfest, an annual outdoor benefit concert on campus, featured folk artists Amen Dunes and Lisa/Liza on Monday. The event, co-produced by A&O Productions and SEED, is held in honor of former SEED member Phil Semmer, who died in 2000. Semmer was a fan of bluegrass and folk-style music, and in...

Northwestern student in medically induced coma at Evanston Hospital following incident at Pi Kappa Alpha house

Northwestern student in medically induced coma at Evanston Hospital following incident at Pi Kappa Alpha house

Colin Boyle, Jonah Dylan, and Syd Stone

May 28, 2018


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

A 20-year-old Northwestern student is in a medically induced coma after sustaining “significant” injuries from an incident Monday at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said Tuesday. The male student was taken to Evanston Hospital on Monday afternoon after falling...

Weinberg senior Ananya Agrawal dies

Weinberg senior Ananya Agrawal dies

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Weinberg senior Ananya Agrawal died on Saturday evening, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. In a Sunday email to the Northwestern community, Dean of Students Todd Adams said there is no evidence of foul play, but the cause of Agrawal’s death is still undetermined. Acc...

Department of Homeland Security approves NU economics department’s classification as STEM major

Department of Homeland Security approves NU economics department’s classification as STEM major

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


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

The Department of Homeland Security has approved the Northwestern economics department’s decision to classify as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics major, International Office director Ravi Shankar told The Daily in a Friday email. The approval comes after NU’s economics department...

Joey Bada$$ to perform as Dillo Day daytime headliner

Joey Bada$$ to perform as Dillo Day daytime headliner

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


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

Rapper Joey Bada$$ will be the daytime headliner for Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Friday. The Brooklyn native, whose real name is Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, is known for songs like “Devastated” and “Rockabye Baby.” Mayfest co-chair Andrew Hunter said he is excited about the energy Joey Bada$$...

Folk artists Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza to perform at Philfest on Monday

Folk artists Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza to perform at Philfest on Monday

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Amen Dunes — the folk-rock project of artist Damon McMahon — will be the headliner for this year’s Philfest, A&O Productions announced Friday. McMahon originally began the project as a collection of improvised songs, and has since released a variety of work as Dunes, from spoken word to...

Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s economics department could be classified as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics major as soon as Friday, International Office director Ravi Shankar said. The department voted unanimously to classify as a STEM major in April, but students and faculty did not expect the change to be officially approved for months. But the process...

ASG to propose replacing residential senator seats with undergraduate school representatives

ASG to propose replacing residential senator seats with undergraduate school representatives

Maddie Burakoff and Rishika Dugyala

May 25, 2018


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

Associated Student Government leaders will submit a proposal to replace residential senator seats with a caucus that proportionately represents students by school, according to a Thursday statement. The statement said the switch would be one of “the most substantive and historic changes to the structure...

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

A subsidiary of Compass Group North America said it will not participate in the E-Verify program when it takes over Northwestern food service operations in the fall. Michael Bennett, a district manager for Chartwells Higher Education, announced the decision Wednesday at an Associated Student Government Senate meeting. “We will not be doing E-Verify,” he said. “We have a broader agreement with the...

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Alternative rock band Young the Giant will headline Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Thursday. Formed in Irvine, California, the band was initially known as The Jakes but changed its name to Young the Giant in 2009. The band released its eponymous debut album in 2010. Mayfest co-chair Keaton Sullivan...

Northwestern receives $10 million grant to fund quantitative biology research

Northwestern receives $10 million grant to fund quantitative biology research

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Northwestern received a $10 million grant to fund research in quantitative biology, the University announced Thursday. The grant was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation. It will establish the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, which will focus on collaborative...