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The Onion staffers discuss publication, give tips about writing satire

The Onion staffers discuss publication, give tips about writing satire

Amelia Langas, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups

Two writers from The Onion discussed the process behind producing satirical content and the importance of distinguishing between satire and fake news during an event Thursday. Writers Louisa Kellogg and Jennifer Jackson spoke to about 50 people in Harris Hall, addressing topics ranging from their...

Former members of Congress interact with students, answer questions about political process

Former members of Congress interact with students, answer questions about political process

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Five former members of Congress encouraged students to get involved in politics during a discussion Thursday, responding to questions about government dissatisfaction and political decision-making. More than 30 people attended the event, which was sponsored by Northwestern’s political science department....

Community remembers Mohammed Ramzan as a ‘lover of life’ at memorial

Community remembers Mohammed Ramzan as a ‘lover of life’ at memorial

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Family and friends of first-year student Mohammed Ramzan remembered him as a curious, gentle and hardworking student who lived to make others’ lives better. Ramzan passed away Monday after falling off a nine-person shell during crew practice on the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood. Members of Ramzan’s various Northwestern comm...

Students ask administrators financial aid information at community dialogue

Students ask administrators financial aid information at community dialogue

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

University administrators, faculty and students discussed concerns over financial support during a community dialogue Wednesday. At the final community dialogue of the 2016-17 academic year, held in Allison Hall, students raised several questions about the University’s policies ranging from outside...

Mulukutla, Gambrah sworn in as ASG president, executive vice president

Mulukutla, Gambrah sworn in as ASG president, executive vice president

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Weinberg juniors Nehaarika Mulukutla and Rosalie Gambrah were sworn in as the next Associated Student Government president and executive vice president during Senate on Wednesday. Mulukutla and Gambrah won the election after running uncontested, garnering 76.8 percent of the vote. Only 894 students voted in the election, down from the 4,060 who vo...

NU alumnus Cody Keenan discusses career as Obama’s speechwriter

NU alumnus Cody Keenan discusses career as Obama’s speechwriter

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Empathy and curiosity are the two most important qualities for a speechwriter, said Cody Keenan (Weinberg ’02), director of speechwriting for former President Barack Obama. Speaking to an audience of about 100 in Harris Hall on Tuesday, Keenan discussed what it was like to write speeches for the...

NU professor wins National Science Foundation award

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A Northwestern astrophysicist received a National Science Foundation award, which will help fund research on galaxy formation, the University announced last week. Physics and astronomy Prof. Claude-André Faucher-Giguère, whose research focuses on understanding how today’s galaxies formed from...

Book for NU’s 2017-18 One Book One Northwestern is chosen

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

“Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality” is One Book One Northwestern’s choice for the 2017-18 academic year, according to a University news release. The author Danielle Allen, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University,...

Title IX office seeks to fill new outreach, education position

Title IX office seeks to fill new outreach, education position

Claire Hansen, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Sexual Harassment Prevention Office is looking to fill a new position focused on education and outreach. The position was developed during Fall Quarter and posted in January, Joan Slavin, Title IX coordinator and director of the SHPO, told The Daily in an email. The new position was introduced...

South African artist, academic Pippa Skotnes joins NU community as visiting scholar

South African artist, academic Pippa Skotnes joins NU community as visiting scholar

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Artist and academic Pippa Skotnes brings her knowledge of South African history to Northwestern as this year’s Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies. Skotnes, who is from South Africa, is teaching a Spring Quarter course in the African studies program that examines the process...

Men’s crew team member Mohammed Ramzan’s death ruled an accident, medical examiner says

Men’s crew team member Mohammed Ramzan’s death ruled an accident, medical examiner says

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

First-year student Mohammed Ramzan’s death was ruled an accidental drowning, according to a Cook County Medical Examiner’s report released Tuesday. Ramzan, 19, went missing Monday morning after falling off a nine-person shell during a Northwestern men’s crew team practice on the North Shore Channel. Authorities...

Renowned body piercer discusses genital piercings during NU Sex Week event

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Student Groups

Renowned body piercer Elayne Angel kicked off this year’s Sex Week speaker series Monday evening by introducing students to different types of genital piercings during an event at Harris Hall. NU Sex Week, which is sponsored by College Feminists, invited Angel to speak to students about the variety...