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Northwestern program aims to tackle the issue of perinatal depression in mothers

Northwestern program aims to tackle the issue of perinatal depression in mothers

Vivian Xia, Reporter

February 20, 2020

A Northwestern program aims to tackle the issue of perinatal depression, which strikes before and after pregnancy and affects as many as one in five mothers. The program, called Compass, enters all women referred to it, often by their doctors or midwives, or those who seek it out themselves into...

Medill alum Ryan Huffman campaigns to flip his district blue in Illinois State Representative race

Medill alum Ryan Huffman campaigns to flip his district blue in Illinois State Representative race

Isabelle Sarraf, Assistant Campus Editor

February 20, 2020

Once an intern for then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, Ryan Huffman (Medill ‘08) is following a similar path by running for a State Representative seat in Illinois’ 54th district. Graduating from Northwestern right during the 2008 financial crisis, Huffman said it was tough to break into the job market...

Board of Trustees rejects Fossil Free divestment proposal

Board of Trustees rejects Fossil Free divestment proposal

Emma Edmund, City Editor

February 20, 2020

The Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees rejected Fossil Free Northwestern’s divestment proposal calling for the University to divest from any of the top 100 coal and oil and gas companies, the committee announced in a Thursday statement. The proposal, which was recommended for board consideration...

Buffett Institute unveils Northwestern Global Strategic Plan at February Faculty Senate meeting

Buffett Institute unveils Northwestern Global Strategic Plan at February Faculty Senate meeting

Isabelle Sarraf, Assistant Campus Editor

February 20, 2020

Buffett Institute for Global Affairs Executive Director Annelise Riles presented Northwestern’s Global Strategic Plan at Faculty Senate on Wednesday in Scott Hall’s Guild Lounge. The presentation outlined the University’s ongoing process to prepare students and faculty to be global leaders,...

Northwestern among 29 Illinois colleges and universities that submitted a joint letter to congressional members on immigration policies

Northwestern among 29 Illinois colleges and universities that submitted a joint letter to congressional members on immigration policies

Yunkyo Kim, Assistant Campus Editor

February 20, 2020

University president Morton Schapiro and officials representing 28 other Illinois colleges and universities sent a letter Feb. 13 urging the state’s congressional delegates to act against current restrictions on immigration. The letter representing Northwestern, University of Illinois System, Roosevelt...