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Northwestern asks faculty to rethink relationships with Saudi Arabia

Northwestern asks faculty to rethink relationships with Saudi Arabia

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern is asking their faculty to reconsider its relationships with Saudi Arabia, just days after the University’s funding from a Saudi research organization was brought into question. Earlier this week, media revealed that the Saudi regime had donated millions of dollars to American universities, includin...

ASG introduces new academic resolutions to count pass/fail class toward distribution credits

ASG introduces new academic resolutions to count pass/fail class toward distribution credits

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

October 31, 2018


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

An Associated Student Government senator introduced two new resolutions to reform the structure of Weinberg distribution classes during Wednesday’s ASG Senate, proposing to allow students to count pass/fail classes toward distribution requirements. “As far as distributions are supposed to help...

Gun culture is alive and well but students hope for change

Gun culture is alive and well but students hope for change

Pranav Baskar, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to voters about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students tackle the issue of gun violence. Anna Margevich has grown numb to the bloodshed. The Medill freshman said she walked out of her high school after th...

Budlong uses peanut oil — but many students didn’t know

Budlong uses peanut oil — but many students didn’t know

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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

The Budlong Hot Chicken, one of the restaurants that opened this fall in Norris University Center, has put signs up stating that their chicken is fried with peanut oil after facing pushback from students. The signs weren’t put up until Tuesday — prior to that, most students didn’t know about...

Political frustrations lead students to vote for more women, minorities

Political frustrations lead students to vote for more women, minorities

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to voters about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students and Evanston residents take on the complexity of women in politics. Erica Washington is done voting for old white men. The Communication sophomor...

Margaret Atwood discusses modern day politics and the enduring power of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Margaret Atwood discusses modern day politics and the enduring power of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 30, 2018


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

Hulu’s take on “The Handmaid’s Tale” series had already begun filming when the 2016 election season began. The day after Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States, the creative team for the adaptation of writer Margaret Atwood’s famous dystopian novel suddenly found themselves...

NU researchers discover how black widow spiders’ webs can be used to produce equally strong materials

NU researchers discover how black widow spiders’ webs can be used to produce equally strong materials

Narmeen Noorullah, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A Northwestern researcher’s findings will help unravel the process of how spiders transform proteins into steel-strength fibers, which may help scientists make equally strong synthetic materials in the future. Chemistry Prof. Nathan C. Gianneschi collaborated with other researchers to study black...

Northwestern researchers find that pets can tell time

Northwestern researchers find that pets can tell time

Danielle Spitz, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Pets might be counting down the seconds until their owners say they can move and have a treat, according to a new Northwestern study that found new evidence to support animals’ ability to judge time. The study, conducted by neurobiology Prof. Daniel Dombeck and postdoctoral fellow James Heys, focused...

Five reports of sexual assault made to UP; two investigations still open

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Five reports of sexual assault have been made to University Police this month, a rise from zero for the same period a year ago. Two of the reports are still open, according to UP’s crime blotter. UP referred comment to Northwestern spokesman Bob Rowley, who said he doesn’t have details to share...

PWild won’t be available for 2019 incoming students

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 30, 2018


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

Project Wildcat will not be held in September 2019 due to a decision by New Student and Family Programs to institute a yearlong planning period before the next excursion, according to an email sent to 2018 PWild counselors. PWild, a hiking and backpacking pre-orientation program, is hosted along the...

Saudi funding to American universities, including Northwestern, comes under scrutiny

Saudi funding to American universities, including Northwestern, comes under scrutiny

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern received $14.4 million from a Saudi government science and technology research organization, according to data from the U.S. Education Department. The revelation comes after the death of a prominent journalist carried out by government officials sparked renewed outrage toward the regime...

Hundreds gather at vigil, mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Hundreds gather at vigil, mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 30, 2018


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

Students and Evanston residents of various religious backgrounds came together in unity at Monday’s candle-lit vigil to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Saturday. At the vigil, organized by Northwestern Hillel, students and Evanston residents gathered around The Rock in...