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ASG to name last undergraduate student to socially responsible investment committee

ASG to name last undergraduate student to socially responsible investment committee

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017


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

After an expedited recruitment campaign to replace Yusuf Kudaimi on the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility, Associated Student Government President Nehaarika Mulukutla said a replacement would be announced this week. Kudaimi decided to take a leave of absence from Northwestern and will...

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

In Focus: Over a year after University Commons reveal, administrators struggle to find funding

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Facilities, In Focus, Top Stories

Northwestern attracts some of the wealthiest donors in the country. In the last six years alone, the University raised $3.57 billion in a fundraising campaign that helped launch the construction of world-class facilities like the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub and the Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter...

Social justice writer Shaun King talks progress, police brutality in US

Social justice writer Shaun King talks progress, police brutality in US

Julia Esparza, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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

Social justice writer Shaun King said while some people think humanity is advancing, society still confronts many of the same racial challenges it faced decades ago. “It grieves my soul that the things I was protesting literally 20 years ago as an undergraduate student could be cut and pasted into...

Actor Josh Peck talks childhood stardom, media landscape as Hillel fall speaker

Actor Josh Peck talks childhood stardom, media landscape as Hillel fall speaker

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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

Actor Josh Peck promised more than 200 Northwestern students he would meet them at Tommy Nevin’s Pub Thursday night to celebrate his 31st birthday. “I’ll see you there,” said Peck, whose birthday is Friday. “Order me a ginger ale, it’s gonna get crazy.” Now an internet personality,...

Legal team responsible for Kerry Masterson’s acquittal examines flaws in eyewitness identification

Legal team responsible for Kerry Masterson’s acquittal examines flaws in eyewitness identification

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

November 10, 2017


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

After spending more than eight years in prison, Kerry Masterson was acquitted of 2009 murder charges when the Pritzker School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions took on her case and reviewed weaknesses in eyewitness testimonies. In a retrial that ended Nov. 2, a jury in the Circuit Court of Cook...

University Police trains personnel in mental health first aid

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety

University Police trained its personnel in mental health first aid in July, according to a safety message sent out Wednesday. “Given the highly stressful environment that we operate in, it's important that our officers recognize early signs of a situation that might be attributed to mental health...

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Northwestern alum, donates to University Archives

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Northwestern alum, donates to University Archives

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (School of Law ’80) will donate a collection of his personal papers to the University Archives, according to a Thursday news release. The papers include Quinn’s correspondence with Gold Star families — families who have lost a loved one in military service —...

Medill junior Nora Shelly named The Daily’s next editor in chief

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Medill junior Nora Shelly was named The Daily Northwestern’s next editor in chief, the newspaper’s publisher announced Thursday. Shelly, currently the In Focus editor, previously served two quarters as city editor and one quarter as managing editor. She will serve as editor in winter and fall...

One year after election, NU community reflects on Donald Trump’s presidency

One year after election, NU community reflects on Donald Trump’s presidency

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Election 2016, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg junior Sammy Cuautle said he knew he was taking a risk by voting for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but hoped that other Republican politicians would be able to steer the party in the right direction. Reflecting on the past year, Cuautle, secretary of public relations for College...

Pritzker School of Law students unveil petition in support of DACA

Pritzker School of Law students unveil petition in support of DACA

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

November 9, 2017


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

Pritzker School of Law students gathered Wednesday to unveil a petition in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The petition, drafted by members of the Petitioners Organizing for DACA’s Effective Replacement, calls on Congress to create a “fair and efficient pathway”...

Sustainability council presents environmental plan to Faculty Senate

Sustainability council presents environmental plan to Faculty Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty

A sustainability council presented its first Strategic Sustainability Plan and outlined a set of environmental objectives and strategies to Faculty Senate Wednesday. The University released the plan in October after years of work, said Bradley Sageman, a co-chair of the sustainability council. ...

ASG proposes sexual assault training mandate

ASG proposes sexual assault training mandate

Samantha Handler, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Campus Stories

To address student concerns about sexual assault and misconduct, Associated Student Government Senate proposed a code change Wednesday to mandate sexual assault, misconduct and harassment training for ASG-funded student groups. ASG President Nehaarika Mulukutla and Chief of Staff Lars Benson presented...