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Stephen Colbert, Megan Mullally among NU alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

Stephen Colbert, Megan Mullally among NU alumni nominated for Emmy Awards

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 19, 2018


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

Eight Northwestern alumni have been nominated for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, according to a University news release. Megan Mullally (Weinberg ’81) was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series for her role as Karen Walker on TV show “Will & Grace.” It is her eighth Emmy...

NU appoints new executive director of Buffett Institute

NU appoints new executive director of Buffett Institute

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 17, 2018


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

Annelise Riles will serve as the new executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced in a Tuesday email to faculty and students. Riles currently works as a Cornell University professor and will serve as the associate provost for global affairs when...

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Midsommer Flight brings Shakespeare to Chicago’s parks for seventh year

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 16, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Theater, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Theater company Midsommer Flight is bringing Shakespeare to Chicago parks for the seventh year with a comedy that has a slight modern day twist. Founded by Northwestern alumna Beth Wolf (Communication ‘03) in 2012, Midsommer Flight produces “high quality, accessible performances of Shakespeare’s...

Police conclude investigation into Angel Wilson’s death

Police conclude investigation into Angel Wilson’s death

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded Monday that Angel Wilson’s June death was a suicide, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily in an email. Wilson, a Weinberg senior from Los Altos, California, died June 22 in her off-campus residence. She was involved in Greek life on campus, Refresh Dance Crew, Northwestern Community Development Corps and the UNIT...

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean of Kellogg

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


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

Kellogg Prof. Kathleen Hagerty has been named the interim dean of the Kellogg School of Management, the University announced in a Thursday news release. Hagerty, who currently serves as the senior associate dean of faculty and research, will begin her new position September 1. She succeeds Sally Blount...

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


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

Police determined the cause of the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus to be a part-time Northwestern student with a wooden toy gun, University spokesman Bob Rowley told The Daily in an email. The man was taken into custody Tuesday evening, several hours after police got a call that...

Police investigate call of man with gun on campus, source determined to likely be props

Police investigate call of man with gun on campus, source determined to likely be props

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Evanston and University police are investigating the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus Tuesday, according to the EPD twitter account. At 5:40 p.m. EPD tweeted that the area was secure and police units were clearing the scene. The tweet said the likely source of the call was props be...

University spokesman releases statement, issues apology regarding Medill Prof. Alec Klein

University spokesman releases statement, issues apology regarding Medill Prof. Alec Klein

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 10, 2018


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

University spokesman Al Cubbage released a statement Tuesday regarding Medill Prof. Alec Klein, who was accused of harassment by former students and Medill School of Journalism employees. Cubbage, who is retiring from his position this summer, said in the statement that the University “cannot confirm the details that have been made public” about Klein and the investigation into his behavior, due to...

Northwestern says it won’t make changes to admissions after Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance

Northwestern says it won’t make changes to admissions after Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance

Alan Perez, Summer Copy Editor

July 8, 2018


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

Northwestern will not change its admission practices after the Trump administration revoked Obama-era guidelines that encouraged the use of race in college admissions. The announcement is reassuring for affirmative action proponents, but it remains unclear how admission officials use race when making...

Northwestern Medicine helps release nutrition app in the U.S.

Northwestern Medicine helps release nutrition app in the U.S.

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

July 8, 2018


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

When Feinberg Prof. and Northwestern Medicine cardiologist Mark Huffman goes to the grocery store, he now buys a new, healthier brand of bread than he used to - a brand he’d never heard of until the app FoodSwitch. Officially launched in the US through Apple and Google Play on June 28 with the help...

Friends remember Angel Wilson as generous friend, talented student

Friends remember Angel Wilson as generous friend, talented student

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

At the first Northwestern Football home game of the season and almost every game after, Angel Wilson was in the stands supporting the ’Cats. “I remember so many times cheering with her, standing in the stands, laughing and sometimes we would stay all the way until the end,” close friend and...

Two NU alumnae on Trump’s shortlist for Justice Kennedy replacement

Two NU alumnae on Trump’s shortlist for Justice Kennedy replacement

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

July 2, 2018


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

Two Northwestern alumnae are on President Donald Trump’s list of possible replacements for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump is expected to announce his pick from the list, which currently comprises over 25 judges from across the country, on July 9. The list has existed since...