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After 150 years, free tuition grants at Northwestern still honored

After 150 years, free tuition grants at Northwestern still honored

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 22
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

When Northwestern was first looking for funding in the 1850s, it sold bonds guaranteeing free tuition for students. Today, the descendants of those original bond holders can still attend the university for free. “Perpetual scholarships,” which guarantee free tuition to descendants of some of the...

Samantha Bee to speak at Northwestern

Samantha Bee to speak at Northwestern

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Comedian and late-night show host Samantha Bee will speak at Northwestern Feb. 28 as A&O Productions’ spring speaker in an event co-hosted by College Democrats and One Book One Northwestern, A&O announced Tuesday. As the host of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” a satirical political...

Students find healing in night of conversation, performances for Latinx women

Students find healing in night of conversation, performances for Latinx women

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

More than 130 people gathered Monday night for student performances and a keynote talk focused on discussing the experiences of Latinx students in white-majority institutions. In an event titled “Dear Woke Brown Girl,” keynote speaker Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez — founder of online platform...

Petition calls for increased supervision over Greek life, additional resources promoting sexual health

Petition calls for increased supervision over Greek life, additional resources promoting sexual health

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Student Government, Student Groups

A group of students published a petition Monday calling for increased supervision over Greek life and additional resources promoting sexual and mental health after the University notified students about anonymous reports of multiple alleged druggings and sexual assaults at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frate...

Weinberg junior Peter Kotecki named The Daily’s next editor in chief

Tim Balk, Managing Editor
February 20
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, The Daily Northwestern

Peter Kotecki will serve as the next editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern, the paper’s publisher announced Monday. The junior is currently a managing editor and will assume the position of EIC for Spring Quarter and next Fall Quarter. After joining The Daily during fall of his freshman year,...

Former Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi tackles political, religious issues with humor

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 19
Filed under Campus, Events

Comedian Aasif Mandvi told students to always fight Islamophobia at a talk hosted by South Asian Students Alliance and the Muslim-cultural Students Association on Friday. The talk, held in Ryan Auditorium, was organized by McSA and SASA as their annual winter co-sponsorship event. Mandvi, a former...

Northwestern, Spanish law school partner for new five-year program

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 19
Filed under Campus

The Pritzker School of Law and IE Law School in Madrid are partnering to create a new L.L.B. and J.D. program to launch fall 2017, the University announced Friday. Students currently enrolled at IE Law School in the L.L.B. program will be able to continue their legal education at Northwestern in its...

McSA to host Khizr Khan, famous for Trump criticism, during week-long programming

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 19
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Lawyer and activist Khizr Khan, famous for his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, will join a host of speakers for the Muslim-cultural Students Association’s annual Discover Islam Week. Khan will speak Thursday about the current political climate. Khan previously gained fame after...

Former McCormick dean Bruno Boley dies at 92

Former McCormick dean Bruno Boley dies at 92

Daria Lenderman, Reporter
February 19
Filed under Campus, Faculty

Bruno Boley, a former dean of the McCormick School of Engineering who spent 20 years in the role, died Saturday. He was 92. Boley first came to the university in 1972 and served as dean of Technological Institute until 1986, after which he taught as a Walter P. Murphy Professor of Engineering. He...

Panelists discuss Trump’s Middle East foreign policy, impact on immigration

Panelists discuss Trump’s Middle East foreign policy, impact on immigration

Julia Esparza, Reporter
February 17
Filed under Campus, Events

Though President Donald Trump’s policies regarding the Middle East have caused controversy domestically, many people from the region have always felt unwelcome coming to the United States, panelists said at a talk Thursday. The panel, held in Harris Hall in front of about 30 people, featured two...

Trustee donation allows enhancements for revamped athletic facility center

Trustee donation allows enhancements for revamped athletic facility center

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 17
Filed under Alumni, Campus, Facilities

A new multi-purpose practice facility will be added to renovation plans for Welsh-Ryan Arena, according to a University news release published Feb. 7. The renovation follows a $20 million gift from trustee Howard J. Trienens (Commerce ’45, Law ’49). The facility will be named the Trienens Performance...

ASG president signs statement calling for elimination of application fees for first-generation, low-income students

ASG president signs statement calling for elimination of application fees for first-generation, low-income students

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 17
Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento signed on to a statement published Wednesday calling for colleges and universities to remove application fees for first-generation and low-income students. The statement, titled “No Apologies Initiative,” was written by Viet Nguyen — student...