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Medill professor says Sessions departure may lead to repeat of Nixon scandal

Medill professor says Sessions departure may lead to repeat of Nixon scandal

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The removal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be setting the United States up for a repeat of the Watergate-era “Saturday Night Massacre,” according to a Northwestern lecturer. Michael Conway (Medill ’68), an adjunct instructor at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing...

New waste management plan aims to divert 50 percent of campus waste from landfills

New waste management plan aims to divert 50 percent of campus waste from landfills

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern launched last week its first Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, a 60-page document that outlines strategies for a greener approach to waste management. The plan, which was announced less than a month after the University won the Illinois Sustainability Award, outlines a goal of diverting...

SAT overtakes ACT for highest number of test takers, but Northwestern students prefer the latter

SAT overtakes ACT for highest number of test takers, but Northwestern students prefer the latter

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

November 12, 2018


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

Northwestern students overwhelmingly prefer the ACT over the SAT, defying new national trends that show diminished ACT popularity. For the first time since 2011, the SAT beat the ACT in number of test-takers during the 2017-18 school year, with a record 2.1 million opting for the SAT and 1.9 million...

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu talks career, setbacks and landing that historic triple axel

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu talks career, setbacks and landing that historic triple axel

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

When figure skater Mirai Nagasu was about to face the judges at the U.S. National Championships in January, she needed to quiet the voice in her own head that told her she wouldn’t make the Olympic team. Her solution? “You can clearly see on national television that I say ‘f— you,’”...

Students hold self-defense classes after three reports of men targeting women at night

Students hold self-defense classes after three reports of men targeting women at night

Daisy Conant, Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern students are feeling uneasy after the University reported three reports of men targeting female students during late-night hours. The first reported incident took place Oct. 28, and two more occured since then, all on South Campus between 5:30 p.m. and 10:18 p.m., according to an email...

Former Obama staffers share administration experiences at panel

Former Obama staffers share administration experiences at panel

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

November 11, 2018


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

Former Obama Administration staffers gave students an inside look of what working in the White House is like at a panel hosted in the Norris University Center on Friday. Michael Strautmanis, Heather Foster and Darienne Page, all formerly of the White House’s former Office of Public Engagement, answered...

Carly Rae Jepsen coming to campus for A&O Blowout

Carly Rae Jepsen coming to campus for A&O Blowout

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 9, 2018


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

Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen will headline this year’s A&O Blowout, A&O Productions announced in a Friday news release. Jepsen, best known for her 2012 single “Call Me Maybe,” first became famous when she placed third in season five of Canadian Idol, and has since released three studio albums....

Medill interim dean speaks out against White House’s removal of journalist’s press pass

Medill interim dean speaks out against White House’s removal of journalist’s press pass

Alan Perez and Danny Vesurai

November 9, 2018


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The interim dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications is speaking out against the Trump administration’s decision to revoke a CNN reporter’s White House credentials after he aggressively questioned the president on his characterization of the migrant...

University Police increase patrols after men target female students

University Police increase patrols after men target female students

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

University Police Chief Bruce Lewis reiterated Northwestern’s concern for safety after three separate incidents in recent days of men targeting female students on campus.. “We have heard the concerns of the community, and we want to provide information regarding the incidents and our committed...

Eight months after gun hoax, University releases video on emergency protocol

Eight months after gun hoax, University releases video on emergency protocol

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 8, 2018


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

In a new training video released Thursday depicting an active shooter simulation, Northwestern University Police and UP Chief Bruce Lewis advised students to quickly determine whether to run, fight or hide in an emergency situation. The video, shot on the Evanston campus, was produced based on the...

Harvard admissions trial shines spotlight on race-conscious admissions, value of diversity in higher education

Harvard admissions trial shines spotlight on race-conscious admissions, value of diversity in higher education

Troy Closson, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


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

Forty years ago, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke upheld the use of race as a factor in college admissions. And ever since, challenges to the practice have gone unsuccessful, with the court continuing to protect race-conscious admissions policies. With Harvard’s admissions trial...

Northwestern research links dyslexia gene to reduced susceptibility for concussions

Northwestern research links dyslexia gene to reduced susceptibility for concussions

Eric Rynston-Lobel, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories

Researchers from several universities including Northwestern have found a possible connection between dyslexia and concussions, illuminating the intersection of genetics and sports medicine. In an article published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, researchers outlined results from a study of football...