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Philosophy professor holds ethics classes at maximum security prison

Philosophy professor holds ethics classes at maximum security prison

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 26
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CREST HILL — Robert Cloutier, 53, remembers when he was sentenced to death. “You have to kill him now,” he recalled prosecutors saying. “You don’t want him back out again.” Twenty-seven years later, Cloutier sat with a group of inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, debating the merits...

Student Action NU discusses importance of local politics ahead of Evanston election

Student Action NU discusses importance of local politics ahead of Evanston election

Zoe Miller, Reporter
February 24
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Political organization Student Action NU held a meeting Thursday in Annenberg Hall to encourage students to be active in local politics and elections. Weinberg senior Jackson Paller, a member of the group, began the meeting by emphasizing the need to hold Democratic politicians accountable in resisting...

Khizr Khan urges students to stand together, uphold dignity during Trump presidency

Khizr Khan urges students to stand together, uphold dignity during Trump presidency

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 24
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Khizr Khan, the Pakistani-American known for his 2016 Democratic National Convention speech, urged Northwestern students to uphold American values with pride at a talk organized by the Muslim-cultural Students Association on Thursday. Khan, the father of a soldier killed in the Iraq War, criticized...

Interfraternity Council, ASG Senate condemn walkout before vote on sexual assault accountability resolution

Interfraternity Council, ASG Senate condemn walkout before vote on sexual assault accountability resolution

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 24
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Northwestern’s Interfraternity Council executive board released a statement Thursday criticizing an IFC senator and three substitute senators for walking out of Associated Student Government Senate on Wednesday before voting on a resolution regarding sexual assault. IFC senator Mike Seethaler and three substitut...

ASG Senate elects new parliamentarian, confirms new A-status vice president

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 24
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Associated Student Government Senate elected a new parliamentarian and confirmed a new A-status vice president at Wednesday’s meeting. Parliamentarian elections took place after Medill junior Shelby Reitman resigned from the position at the beginning of the meeting, saying that the time commitment...

University administrator assures support for transgender, gender nonconforming students following Trump action

University administrator assures support for transgender, gender nonconforming students following Trump action

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 24
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Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for student affairs, affirmed in an email to Thursday continued support for LGBTQ students in response to President Donald Trump’s revocation of a transgender bathroom order. The Trump administration rescinded protections Wednesday that had been established...

Sexual assault accountability resolution vote postponed after walkout

Sexual assault accountability resolution vote postponed after walkout

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 23
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Associated Student Government Senate did not vote on a resolution promoting accountability for sexual assault after four students walked out of Senate on Wednesday, leaving the room short of the 25 senators needed for quorum. The students walked out after after Senate decided to conduct the vote on...

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses representation, athletic career

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad discusses representation, athletic career

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 23
Filed under Campus, Events

An aversion to losing drove Ibtihaj Muhammad during low points in her career, the Olympic fencer said during a talk Wednesday. Muhammad, the second speaker in the Muslim-cultural Students Association’s annual “Discover Islam” week, discussed her personal journey as a black, Muslim-American athlete....

Marketing leader discusses corporate experiences as part of Black History Month celebrations

Ally Mauch, Reporter
February 23
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Lizette Williams discussed her experiences as a woman of color in corporate America, celebrating the concept of “black girl magic” in a speech Wednesday. “Black girl magic is beauty and resiliency and tenacity,” Williams said. “Black girl magic is innate strength, and so we celebrate that...

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan discusses politics, religion during McSA event

Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan discusses politics, religion during McSA event

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
February 22
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Stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan emphasized the importance of coexistence and allyship during a Muslim-cultural Students Association event Tuesday. McLellan, a Charleston, South Carolina, native who won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competitions, kicked off McSA’s annual “Discover...

Chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade doubles as Gettysburg tour guide

Chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade doubles as Gettysburg tour guide

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 22
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When chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade is not conducting research or teaching at Northwestern, he spends his weekends recreating the lives of characters alive during the Civil War with tourists at Gettysburg National Military Park. Meade joined Northwestern in 2003, focusing on bioinorganic coordination...

New humanities, social sciences pre-orientation program to come this summer

New humanities, social sciences pre-orientation program to come this summer

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
February 22
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Northwestern will offer a new pre-orientation program this summer for incoming freshmen that will focus on critical thinking in social sciences or the humanities, said Lane Fenrich, assistant dean for first-year students and transition programs. The new offerings expand the Bridge program, which aim...