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Northwestern collaborates with Chicago K-12 school to bring new technology to classrooms

Northwestern collaborates with Chicago K-12 school to bring new technology to classrooms

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 1
Filed under Campus

From simple coding to advanced robotics, a collaboration launched by Northwestern teaches technology to students at Bennett Day School, a private school in Chicago. The partnership is led by SESP Prof. Michael Horn and Bennett Day School teacher Frances Judd, who are both part of TIDAL Lab, a group... Read more »

ASG, Hillel condemn immigration executive order in statements Tuesday

ASG, Hillel condemn immigration executive order in statements Tuesday

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 1
Filed under Campus

Both Northwestern Hillel and Associated Student Government released statements Tuesday denouncing President Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The two letters listed resources available through Hillel, ASG and the university... Read more »

Two Northwestern-developed companies selected as semifinalists in national entrepreneurial competition

Two Northwestern-developed companies selected as semifinalists in national entrepreneurial competition

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 1
Filed under Campus

Two startups with Northwestern roots have been selected as semifinalists in the Cupid’s Cup Entrepreneurship Competition, according to a University news release published last week. Luna Lights, a company focused on providing older adults with guide lights that assist in accessible living, and... Read more »

Northwestern will invest $1 million in new Robert Crown Center

Northwestern will invest $1 million in new Robert Crown Center

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 1
Filed under Campus

Northwestern announced Tuesday a $1 million investment in the newly-redesigned Robert Crown Community Center in south Evanston, according to a city news release. The announcement comes about a week after a city official told The Daily that Robert Crown would be rebuilt rather than renovated. The University will make its investment through a pr... Read more »

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses Trump, race in America

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses Trump, race in America

Marissa Page, Managing Editor
January 31
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

In front of a packed audience at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates called Donald Trump’s presidency the “clearest evidence of white supremacy” in America during a talk Tuesday night. Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic and author of National Book Award-winning... Read more »

University committee to open all-freshman dorms to older students, limit meal plan options

University committee to open all-freshman dorms to older students, limit meal plan options

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
January 31
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

In attempts to increase a sense of community on campus, the Undergraduate Residential Experience Committee will limit first-years to one meal plan option and open all-freshman dorms such as Elder Hall to other years. First- and second-year students will be provided a new meal plan that will allow... Read more »

Northwestern professors sign petition against immigration executive order

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 30
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

More than 130 Northwestern professors signed a petition opposing an executive order by President Donald Trump barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The petition says the executive order may likely evolve into a “permanent” ban, and that the restrictions... Read more »

Feinberg students hold demonstration in support of Affordable Care Act

Feinberg students hold demonstration in support of Affordable Care Act

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
January 30
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

In an act of solidarity with Americans fearing the loss of their health care, students and faculty at the Feinberg School of Medicine staged a demonstration Monday urging state representatives to maintain coverage in Illinois. Amid increasing tensions surrounding President Donald Trump’s opposition... Read more »

Schapiro: University will not reveal immigration status of students, faculty, staff

Schapiro: University will not reveal immigration status of students, faculty, staff

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 30
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro announced Monday in an email to students that Northwestern will not reveal the immigration status of students, faculty or staff to the federal government. The announcement follows a statement Schapiro released Sunday advising against international travel for students from seven Muslim-majority countries targeted in a recent executive order by President Donald Tru... Read more »

NU students can tip scale in mayoral election, University archivist says

NU students can tip scale in mayoral election, University archivist says

Erica Snow, Reporter
January 30
Filed under Campus

While Northwestern students are typically not engaged with Evanston elections, if the turnout is high enough, their votes could be enough to sway the race in the first contested mayoral election since 2009. Five candidates — Steve Hagerty, Ald. Brian Miller (6th), Ald. Mark Tendam (9th), Gary Gaspard... Read more »

Northwestern students join O’Hare protests against travel ban

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 30
Filed under Campus

Hundreds of demonstrators, including Northwestern students, gathered at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Saturday and Sunday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Trump signed an executive order... Read more »

Northwestern alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus criticizes Trump’s immigrant ban while accepting SAG award

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
January 30
Filed under Campus

Northwestern alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication ’83) denounced President Donald Trump’s executive order barring immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries during an acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. The “Veep” actress, who won the SAG award for outstanding... Read more »