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Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

In February, Dominic Davis performed for the horn studio program at the Bienen School of Music. Less than a year earlier, he had been diagnosed with cancer for the second time and, despite a surgery that replaced half of his jaw, he continued to play. “Everyone was really touched by that performance,”...

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Employees of Compass Group North America, Northwestern’s new food service provider, presented Wednesday their vision for dining halls and other spaces to Associated Student Government Senate. Karl Behrens, chief operations officer of the Compass Group project division, said his team plans to renovate...

Communities In Schools of Chicago named 2019 Dance Marathon primary beneficiary

Communities In Schools of Chicago named 2019 Dance Marathon primary beneficiary

Jonah Dylan and Wilson Chapman

May 23, 2018


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

Communities In Schools of Chicago will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s 2019 Dance Marathon, NUDM announced Wednesday. The announcement was made by Weinberg juniors CJ Patel and Justin Savin, the 2019 NUDM co-chairs, at an event in University Hall. Savin and Patel were both committee...

Panelists discuss entrepreneurship, benefits of social impact work

Panelists discuss entrepreneurship, benefits of social impact work

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories

When navigating the career field, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) said it’s important for Northwestern students to be confident in their ideas and roll with the punches, wherever a career might take them. Rue Simmons spoke on Tuesday’s Women in Social Impact panel with Amy Silverstein — senior...

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

Julia Esparza and Alan Perez

May 22, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Graduate School is barring some students from using interdisciplinary assistantships to fund their sixth year of study, prompting condemnation from students as some struggle to offset the newly imposed financial burden. Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff clarified the policy in an email to humanities...

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The recently vacated Donald P. Jacobs Center will become a social sciences “hub” in the coming years, but construction won’t begin until summer 2019 at the earliest, Provost Jonathan Holloway told The Daily. Once renovations have been completed, the Jacobs Center is set to house the Buffett...

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 22, 2018


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

Student activist groups came together Monday at University Hall for a teach-in to inform the community of their progress and future plans to accomplish their goals. Members of Black Lives Matter NU, the Latinx Asian American Collective, Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Organizing for...

Medill, Denison University co-host third Between Coasts Forum

Medill, Denison University co-host third Between Coasts Forum

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

The Medill School of Journalism partnered with Denison University to co-host the third Between Coasts Forum, gathering journalists to discuss how to promote underreported stories, according to a Monday news release. The forum was held May 4 and 5 at Medill’s Chicago campus, and nearly 80 local...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 21, 2018


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When Shona McCarthy describes the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she repeats a mantra: Don’t talk about the size, don’t talk about the numbers. But McCarthy, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society, went against that mantra for a few minutes during her Monday talk, emphasizing...

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

Amy Li, Reporter

May 21, 2018


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

Weinberg sophomore Nick Westfall started a mobile DJ company when he was a high school freshman. After coming to Northwestern and connecting with additional partners, he rebranded and relaunched Daze Productions, a company that owns its own audiovisual assets and offers full-scale production services,...

A Wildcat wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry tie the knot in lavish ceremony

A Wildcat wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry tie the knot in lavish ceremony

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Beaming at her groom, Meghan Markle said her vows: “I, Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband; to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” And just like that, the Northwestern...

On eve of royal wedding, NU professors talk British monarchy’s perception

On eve of royal wedding, NU professors talk British monarchy’s perception

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

On the eve of Meghan Markle (Communication ’03) and Prince Harry’s wedding, two Northwestern professors discussed the history of the British royal family — and why the U.S is so invested in them — during a Friday event in Harris Hall. Markle, who graduated from NU with a double major in...