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Public interest experts, workers undeterred by initial low acceptance for loan forgiveness program

Public interest experts, workers undeterred by initial low acceptance for loan forgiveness program

Danny Vesurai and Alex Wong

November 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Over 28,000 public servants applied for a loan forgiveness program between last September and this April, and only 96 were accepted. The statistic is daunting, but public interest experts and workers said they were confident the numbers only represented a rocky start and would get better. The Public...

As colder temperatures bring fewer sightings, students reflect on abundance of skunks this fall

As colder temperatures bring fewer sightings, students reflect on abundance of skunks this fall

Troy Closson and Jonah Dylan

November 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Two weeks into her college experience, Jennifer Zhan was walking back to her dorm. Then disaster struck. Sitting right in the middle of the sidewalk was a skunk, its black and white tail raised to the sky in a defensive position. She started walking toward it, but as she approached, something strange...

Controversial visiting researcher — heavily criticized as having racist work — sparks pushback

Controversial visiting researcher — heavily criticized as having racist work —  sparks pushback

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

Students and faculty of the psychology department are asking for a revamp of the screening process for visiting scholars after a controversial psychologist’s request to conduct research at Northwestern was approved without scrutiny. Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist and intelligence...

With Hinman’s closing, residential services left without substance-free space

With Hinman’s closing, residential services left without substance-free space

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Campus Stories

This year, no students on Northwestern’s campus requested to live in substance-free special interest housing groups. These special interest groups have been available to students for more than 10 years, and can exist in different buildings across campus over different periods of time. Jennifer...

Weinberg sophomore Daniel Jessell dies

Weinberg sophomore Daniel Jessell dies

Alan Perez and Kristina Karisch

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern student Daniel Jessell was found dead on Wednesday, Dean of Students Todd Adams wrote in an email to Northwestern students late Wednesday evening. Jessell was a Weinberg sophomore from Delray Beach, Florida. He lived in Kemper Hall. “I am deeply saddened by this news, and I extend...

Criticized for their marketing towards youth, Juul suspends most e-cigarette flavors

Criticized for their marketing towards youth, Juul suspends most e-cigarette flavors

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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

Bowing to recent pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, e-cigarette manufacturers like Juul Labs will suspend sales of most e-cigarette pod flavors. The change follows criticism from the public and government of the manufacturer’s role in fueling the widespread usage of e-cigarettes among...

Equity associate VP critiques proposed Title IX regulations at faculty senate

Equity associate VP critiques proposed Title IX regulations at faculty senate

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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

Interim associate vice president for equity Sarah Wake critiqued the federal government’s proposed changes to Title IX at Wednesday’s faculty senate meeting. In her first appearance at a faculty senate meeting, Wake listed several concerns she has about the proposed Title IX changes released by the Department of Education earlier this month, including the regulations’ definition of sexual harassment, restrictions on the university’s ability to act on off-campus rep...

ASG Senate votes on additional fall funding for A-status student groups

ASG Senate votes on additional fall funding for A-status student groups

Danielle Spitz, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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

Associated Student Government Senate on Wednesday voted down requests from A-Status student groups to increase supplementary funding for events. Mayfest and A&O Productions, two groups that take a large portion of ASG’s funding, requested additional supplemental funds at the meeting. ASG vice president...

College entrance exam scores raise red flags about math achievement

College entrance exam scores raise red flags about math achievement

Stephanie Zhu, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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

Scores on the ACT and the SAT are raising red flags about college readiness and math achievement across the nation. Four million high school students took the ACT or SAT in 2018, an increase from 3.8 million students in 2017. Although the number of test-takers has gone up, only 49 percent of these...

Northwestern grad students design partner with Feeding America to tackle food insecurity

Northwestern grad students design partner with Feeding America to tackle food insecurity

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 28, 2018


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

Before he took Design 401-3: Service Design, Enes Umur, a McCormick graduate student working with the Segal Design Institute, didn’t really think much about food waste or food rescue. Through this class, he learned about an important issue he was unfamiliar with, and discovered how he could make a...

John Ashcroft speaks about liberty and security in the modern age at NU event

John Ashcroft speaks about liberty and security in the modern age at NU event

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 28, 2018


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

Former U.S Attorney General John Ashcroft spoke about the difficulty of attaining a balance between liberty and security on Tuesday at the College Republican’s annual fall speaker event. The burden he felt when he oversaw the Justice Department in the period immediately following the Sept. 11,...

‘Cats Closet provides free professional clothing, aims to increase interview accessibility

‘Cats Closet provides free professional clothing, aims to increase interview accessibility

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, Career, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern Career Advancement this quarter launched ‘Cats Closet, a service that provides students free access to professional attire and aims to ensure students aren’t deterred from pursuing interviews or career opportunities because of clothes. Undergraduate and graduate students can pick...