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Creator of ‘Girlfriends’ show receives Medill Hall of Achievement award

Creator of ‘Girlfriends’ show receives Medill Hall of Achievement award

Lauren Bell, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Top Stories

When Mara Brock Akil (Medill ’92) first met Medill Prof. J.A. Adande (Medill ’92) during their new student orientation meeting, Adande said she was “just a girl from Kansas City” wearing overalls. “What strikes me about it is I remember when we were in college and we went to a Bulls game...

NU alumnus, CBS executive discusses career in TV industry

NU alumnus, CBS executive discusses career in TV industry

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

October 6, 2017


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

Rob Luchow (Weinberg ’05) said he wanted to be a high school history teacher until he started booking bands for Dillo Day his senior year at Northwestern. Luchow, now vice president of drama development at CBS TV Studios, returned to his alma mater Thursday for the first event of the Master of Science...

NU professors discuss changes in political, cultural climate in the 1960s

NU professors discuss changes in political, cultural climate in the 1960s

Samantha Handler, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities

Northwestern professors tackled cultural issues from the 1960s during a lecture at the Block Museum of Art on Wednesday. The event, titled “Love and Then Some: 1960s Protest and Liberation, Civil and Human Rights,” built on the ideas of social transformation highlighted in the museum’s current exhibition, “William Blake and the Age of Aquarius.” Four Northwestern faculty members presented on revolutions in ...

Faculty debate free expression, peaceful demonstration policy in first Senate

Faculty debate free expression, peaceful demonstration policy in first Senate

Gerardo Alvarez, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty

Members of Faculty Senate discussed concerns about Northwestern’s policy on free expression and peaceful demonstration during its first meeting of the quarter Wednesday at the Pancoe Life Sciences Pavilion. The policy, last amended in January, describes the “parameters University community members...

McCormick professor’s invention featured in Museum of Modern Art fashion exhibit

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty

McCormick Prof. John Rogers’ work no longer exists in just his lab. The Museum of Modern Art features his “Lab on the Skin” technology in an exhibit that opened Oct. 1. His work features a thin “microfluidic device” that adheres to skin and measures the wearer’s sweat, according to a University...

New group CatToonz looks to support student animators

New group CatToonz looks to support student animators

Allie Goulding, Photo Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Groups

When Communication senior Yadid Licht first came to Northwestern, he said he knew right away he wanted to work on animation production. Because only a few Radio, Television and Film classes teach about the topic, Licht said he learned the most about animation from student production groups. As...

Pritzker Law School team wins invitational trial competition

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Groups

A team of Northwestern students from the Pritzker School of Law took first place at an invitational trial competition last weekend, the University announced Tuesday. The Bartlit Center trial team went undefeated in the five-round Summit Cup tournament, beating teams from the law schools of Stetson...

University announces new 5-year sustainability plan

University announces new 5-year sustainability plan

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern announced a five-year strategic plan Tuesday to guide sustainability programs from 2017 to 2021 and encourage involvement in related campus initiatives. The plan was developed by sustainNU, the University’s sustainability program. The framework includes 50 objectives over the next...

New Multi-Belief Space unveiled at Fall Faith Fest

New Multi-Belief Space unveiled at Fall Faith Fest

Cameron Peters, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Top Campus Stories

Students of all faiths attended the dedication of the new Multi-Belief Space, unveiled Tuesday in Parkes Hall as part of the Fall Faith Fest. The purpose of the new facility is to establish an interfaith space for students, said Eric Budzynski, associate for religious life and chapel music at Northwestern....

Students, police respond to increased reports of rape in Annual Security Report

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety

Northwestern’s Annual Security Report for 2017, sent out Friday, revealed an increase in the number of reported rapes for both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. In 2016, there were 13 reports of rape for the Evanston campus and 15 reports of rape for the Chicago campus — the highest those numbers...

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress shares her experience with immigration policy, mental health

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress shares her experience with immigration policy, mental health

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 4, 2017


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

“Orange is the New Black” actress Diane Guerrero began her speech Tuesday night by calling attention to those affected by natural disasters in Latin America, the Caribbean and the southern United States as well as the “unnatural disaster” in Las Vegas. “Many members of our community are...

Lil Uzi Vert to headline A&O Blowout

Lil Uzi Vert to headline A&O Blowout

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Entertainment, Top Campus Stories

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert will headline this year’s A&O Fall Blowout concert, A&O Productions announced in a Tuesday news release. The 23-year-old hip-hop artist, known for his “futuristic trap” sound and his unique sense of fashion, grew up in Philadelphia and rose to fame through the internet...