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ASG introduces resolution urging Northwestern establish first-generation, low-income student center

ASG introduces resolution urging Northwestern establish first-generation, low-income student center

Atul Jalan, Reporter

February 28, 2019


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

Associated Student Government introduced a resolution asking Northwestern to establish a first-generation and low-income student center during its Wednesday Senate meeting. The resolution comes in the wake of an open letter authored by the co-presidents of Quest+, Christian Reyes and Madisen Hursey, and ASG Presi...

Students, administrators talk mental health, financial aid at first community dialogue using new format

Students, administrators talk mental health, financial aid at first community dialogue using new format

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Students and administrators discussed campus climate, mental health and financial aid at the Winter Quarter Community Dialogue on Wednesday. This was the first dialogue held in the new format Associated Student Government and Quest+ recommended to administrators. Instead of having a microphone passed around to attendees, the new format featured students and administrators at tables...

Black House to close for renovations during summer, replacement space undetermined

Black House to close for renovations during summer, replacement space undetermined

Andres Correa, Reporter

February 27, 2019


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

As the Black House Renovation Project is anticipated to begin construction over the summer, some black students are concerned about Northwestern finding a temporary replacement for the space. The project is set to complete its design development phase this spring. The Board of Trustees previously...

Kellogg partners with ed-tech company 2U, Inc to offer online business courses

Kellogg partners with ed-tech company 2U, Inc to offer online business courses

Adrian Wan, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Kellogg School of Management will be providing new development programs to business, government and nonprofit leaders through a partnership with 2U, Inc., a global education technology company, according to a recent news release. By collaborating with 2U, Kellogg will deliver two short business-focused...

Committee formed to streamline SOFO process through digital workflow

Committee formed to streamline SOFO process through digital workflow

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Following student feedback on the Student Organization Finance Office, a new committee has been formed to examine the current paper process for finances and suggest solutions for a new digital workflow. The committee, named the SOFO Digital Workflow Committee, is made up of members of Associated Student...

New council to aid in hiring Asian American and Latinx studies faculty, though students still push for department status

New council to aid in hiring Asian American and Latinx studies faculty, though  students still push for department status

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 26, 2019


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

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences has authorized the formation of an Intercultural American Studies Council, a group that will conduct faculty searches to appoint tenure-track professors for the Latina and Latino Studies and Asian American Studies Programs. The council will search for potential...

Mellon Grant awarded to Northwestern University Press to support increased diversity in academic publishing

Mellon Grant awarded to Northwestern University Press to support increased diversity in academic publishing

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A $1,205,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded to the University of Washington Press will fund three annual cycles of editorial fellows at six university presses including Northwestern’s, according to a Monday news release. Northwestern University Press, a publishing company based...

New student-run bike share program to debut on campus in the spring

New student-run bike share program to debut on campus in the spring

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Assistant Photo Editor

February 26, 2019


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

Why own a bike? Bikes break down, bikes are a hassle, bikes get stolen. These are some of the concerns Northwestern startup eo seeks to alleviate with its bike-share program. The eo team, composed of five undergraduate students, pitched its dockless bike-share model at Improve NU on Sunday, winning...

NU aids NASA Mars mission using communication science

NU aids NASA Mars mission using communication science

Aaron Wang, Reporter

February 25, 2019


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

Cooperation is key in space, and Northwestern professors are helping NASA identify important traits for successful teamwork in anticipation of an upcoming Mars expedition. To help NASA assemble a team for a three-year mission to Mars, Communication Prof. Leslie DeChurch and McCormick Prof. Noshir...

Mock Trial qualifies for ‘most important tournament of the season’ despite recent budget cuts

Mock Trial qualifies for ‘most important tournament of the season’ despite recent budget cuts

Cadence Quaranta, Reporter

February 25, 2019


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

For the second year in a row, Northwestern Mock Trial has qualified two teams to the Opening Round Championship Series Tournament. Only this time, they did it with about half the funding. Just a week before fall classes began, NUMT received an email that the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences would...

In God we trust?: Despite national politicization, Islam remains inspiration for activism

In God we trust?: Despite national politicization, Islam remains inspiration for activism

Gabby Birenbaum, Social Media Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

This article is the third in a series on religious involvement on Northwestern’s campus. In the midst of studies showing declining levels of religiosity among college students, the series will spotlight different religious groups’ methods and thoughts on maintaining their faith. Growing up, Tahe...

Proposal for personal security alarms wins second annual Improve NU competition

Proposal for personal security alarms wins second annual Improve NU competition

Austin Benavides, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Spectators gathered on Sunday in Kresge Hall and the Block Museum of Art to witness the second annual Improve NU Challenge’s semifinal and final rounds. Improve NU, run by Associated Student Government, allows student teams to pitch ideas to better NU and compete for cash prizes and University...