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Four NU faculty members named Guggenheim fellows

Jake Holland, Copy Chief
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty

Four Northwestern University faculty members, each representing a different school, earned 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, a University news release announced Friday. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, established in 1925 by former U.S. Sen. Simon Guggenheim and his wife, offers fellowships...

Two Northwestern students receive congressional scholarships

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Two Northwestern students received more than $35,000 in funding from congressional scholarships, the University announced last week. According to a news release, Weinberg junior Kathleen Nganga, who is majoring in political science, was awarded $30,000 from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship to be used...

Schapiro says federal cuts could affect research, but University will carry on

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

During the first of two “Conversations with President Schapiro,” Northwestern’s president said he’s confident about NU’s research future, regardless of potential federal cuts to funding under the Trump administration, according to a University news release. University President Morton Schapiro...

Students paint The Rock to commemorate Mohammed Ramzan

Students paint The Rock to commemorate Mohammed Ramzan

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Less than a week after the death of first-year student Mohammed Ramzan, Communication freshman Kimani Isaac said she started processing the loss of her friend while guarding The Rock. Using only smartphone flashlights, Isaac and a few other students began to paint The Rock black 24 hours later, as a sig...

NU-Q student spends 2 weeks in Greece volunteering with refugees

NU-Q student spends 2 weeks in Greece volunteering with refugees

Ally Mauch, Reporter
April 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar student Shakeeb Asrar spent two weeks in March volunteering with refugees in Greece — teaching computer literacy classes to children and adults, packing boxes of donated supplies and helping refugees seeking legal services. “It was demanding physically and also...

Bienen graduate student discusses diversity in classical music at TEDxNorthwesternU event

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A second-year graduate student in the Bienen School of Music spoke about his desire to diversify Bienen’s core curriculum and reflected on his experience as a black classical musician during this year’s TEDxNorthwesternU conference. Steven Banks spoke to an audience of more than 50 people during...

Medill Undergraduate Student Advisory Council seeks to make out-of-state housing more accessible, affordable

Medill Undergraduate Student Advisory Council seeks to make out-of-state housing more accessible, affordable

Alan Perez, Reporter
April 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Medill Undergraduate Student Advisory Council is looking to make housing more accessible to Medill students who study outside of Evanston. In addition to out-of-state Journalism Residencies, students who study on Northwestern’s San Francisco campus or in Washington, D.C. for the Medill on the...

Rapper Aminé to open this year’s A&O Ball

Rapper Aminé to open this year’s A&O Ball

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Rapper Aminé, known for his hit-single “Caroline,” will open this year’s A&O Ball concert, co-hosted by A&O Productions and For Members Only. Ball will be held at The Riviera Theater in Chicago, and students will be able to buy tickets online at the Norris Box Office. A&O has not yet announced...

NU’s oldest historically black fraternity holds panel on relevancy of Greek life

NU’s oldest historically black fraternity holds panel on relevancy of Greek life

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories

Students and alumni members of historically black fraternities and sororities discussed the relevancy of Greek life as well as the role of black Greek life at a predominantly white institution during a panel Thursday. The event, titled “Why Black Greeks Matter,” kicks off a series of events organized...

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson discusses activism in age of social media

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson discusses activism in age of social media

Jane Yun, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson discussed the benefits of social media and engaging in activism during an event Thursday. Mckesson — who is known for his activism in the Black Lives Matter movement — discussed the importance of political and social engagement at an event held at McCormick...

Panelists call for more group efforts to improve international sustainability

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Northwestern professors and representatives from various global health-oriented student groups spoke during a Thursday event about the need for increased collaboration on international sustainability efforts. Northwestern Global Brigades, Engineers for a Sustainable World and AIESEC, a global nonprofit...

Strippers discuss privilege, representation during NU Sex Week panel

Claire Hansen, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups

Electra Rayne is fighting back against the attitude that “strippers aren’t people.” In a panel discussion sponsored by Northwestern Sex Week in Annenberg Hall on Thursday, Rayne, a Northwestern student and stripper, said stripping is a job like any other and denounced the taboo that accompanies...