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Students demand mental health reform, criticize administration’s prior efforts

Students demand mental health reform, criticize administration’s prior efforts

Cameron Cook and Danny Vesurai

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Student activists lambasted Northwestern’s handling of mental health issues and urged for increased inclusion and transparency in helping students cope with mental health problems, presenting a list of demands to Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin during a rally Thursday. The...

Friends remember Daniel Jessell as selfless, empathetic

Friends remember Daniel Jessell as selfless, empathetic

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

At the end of a bad week in her freshman year, Alexa Bagamian remembers ordering and eating cookie cakes from Insomnia Cookies that said "sorry your week sucked" with Daniel Jessell, who was one of her closest friends. “It was hilarious,” Bagamian said. “It definitely made our weeks better....

Chicago Police offer $10,000 for information relating to Shane Colombo’s death

Chicago Police offer $10,000 for information relating to Shane Colombo’s death

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Chicago police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who shot and killed an incoming Northwestern doctoral student in September. An anonymous donor gave the money to the Chicago Police Department as an investigation into Shane Colombo’s...

CAPS to hire two staff members to assist with rapid response screening

CAPS to hire two staff members to assist with rapid response screening

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Counseling and Psychological Services will hire two new staff members to provide clinical support services and do suicide screenings within University Health Services, according to a Wednesday email from Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin. The new positions - which will be shared...

Black House renovation moves into next phase

Black House renovation moves into next phase

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 4, 2018


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

The Black House Renovation Project is moving into the design development phase after the Board of Trustees approved the budget and schematic design for the building, according to a University news release. During the current phase, the release said, the Black House Renovation Steering Committee, which...

Wake appointed to head Office of Equity; new associate provost for operations and facilities to join Northwestern

Wake appointed to head Office of Equity; new associate provost for operations and facilities to join Northwestern

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

December 4, 2018


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

Provost Jonathan Holloway announced in a Tuesday news release the appointment of Mark Francis as the associate provost for operations and facilities and named Sarah Wake the permanent associate vice president for equity. Wake’s appointment, effective Oct. 1, comes as the Office of Equity prepares...

DeRay Mckesson and Parkland activists to discuss gun violence and civil disobedience during campus event

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Black Lives Matter activist and Pod Save The People host DeRay Mckesson will join two student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Saturday to discuss activism and gun violence at “Guns, Activism, Change,” an event hosted by College Democrats. Mckesson, who co-founded the policing...

Northwestern Jewish organizations light ice sculpture menorah to kick off Hanukkah

Northwestern Jewish organizations light ice sculpture menorah to kick off Hanukkah

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Students and Evanston community members came together Sunday evening in the rain to carve and light an ice menorah and celebrate the first night of Hanukkah in front of Deering Library. The event was organized by Northwestern Hillel and Northwestern Chabad. After a menorah was carved out of an ice...

What students can expect for tomorrow’s Big Ten Championship game

What students can expect for tomorrow’s Big Ten Championship game

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Soon, over 3,000 Northwestern students will make the 3.5 hour trip to Indianapolis to witness history in action. Northwestern’s rise to The Big Ten Championship has shone a spotlight on the football program, and set the stage for greater fame in the years to come. Thanks to a generous donor, many students will get free tickets and transportation to tomorrow’s g...

Cook County Medical Examiner’s office determines cause of Daniel Jessell’s death

Cook County Medical Examiner’s office determines cause of Daniel Jessell’s death

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Daniel Jessell, who was found dead in Kemper Hall on Wednesday, died by suicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Evanston Police Department officers responded to a call in Kemper at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday, Evanston Police Cmdr Ryan Glew said. Jessell was 21, according to inf...

ASG to revamp student group financing process in Spring

ASG to revamp student group financing process in Spring

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government held a town hall Thursday to introduce a new system for funding student groups starting in Spring Quarter 2019. The new system will categorize events, rather than groups themselves. Events will be sorted into five tiers, based on relative financial need. Events in tier...

Budget cuts are made at the bottom, but the message is crafted up top

Budget cuts are made at the bottom, but the message is crafted up top

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

To top administrators and undergraduate students alike, the budget deficit was a surprise. When Provost Jonathan Holloway informed Faculty Senate of the budget shortfall in January, some senators were puzzled. “Everything financial always seemed pretty rosy,” Feinberg Prof. Lois Hedman said at...