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Open mic creates platform for students to perform, raises mental health awareness

Open mic creates platform for students to perform, raises mental health awareness

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Northwestern students demonstrated the intersection of mental health awareness and art at an open mic event co-hosted by Northwestern Active Minds and The Slam Society on Saturday. The event featured 10 different performers and was held in the Dittmar Gallery in the Norris University Center. About...

The battle for fossil fuel divestment: How students are rebuilding a movement in the face of defeat and bureaucracy

The battle for fossil fuel divestment: How students are rebuilding a movement in the face of defeat and bureaucracy

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

February 25, 2019


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

It was 2015, and everything was falling into place for Fossil Free Northwestern. For one, the group had won student support: In a referendum included on the Associated Student Government presidential election ballot, 74 percent of voters said they were in favor of the University’s divesting from coal. And after rounds of revisions and hours of in-group strategizing, Fossil Free Northwestern had...

Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility gains traction two years after its founding

Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility gains traction two years after its founding

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Having received its first proposal earlier this year, the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility began to gain traction nearly two years after it was founded with a mission to guide ethical investments of the University’s endowment. The committee, which is designed to encourage social...

A&O Benefit spotlights local Chicago artists, raises money for Young Chicago Authors

A&O Benefit spotlights local Chicago artists, raises money for Young Chicago Authors

Priyanshi Katare, Reporter

February 22, 2019


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

Northwestern community members gathered at Evanston SPACE Thursday night to see Chicago artists perform and support the nonprofit Young Chicago Authors at A&O’s third Chicago Benefit. The benefit featured local artists King Marie, Kweku Collins, Monte Booker and KAINA — a decision Jessica Collins,...

Laura Farr represents NU interests to government officials as new director of state, local relations

Laura Farr represents NU interests to government officials as new director of state, local relations

Cadence Quaranta, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s Office of Government Relations, a department tasked with promoting the University’s legislative priorities, named Laura Farr the new director of state and local relations on Jan. 1. Since then, she has been fulfilling her new role by keeping in contact with officials about issues concerning...

Christopher Watson to replace Michael Mills as dean of undergraduate enrollment

Christopher Watson to replace Michael Mills as dean of undergraduate enrollment

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Christopher Watson will serve as Northwestern University’s dean of undergraduate enrollment and associate vice president for student outreach, according to a Thursday news release. Watson, currently the dean of undergraduate admissions, manages “all aspects” of the undergraduate admissions process,...

Graduate students call for guarantee to sixth-year funding at forum on budget deficit

Graduate students call for guarantee to sixth-year funding at forum on budget deficit

Julia Esparza, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Graduate students, professors and faculty members packed a classroom in Kresge Hall on Wednesday night raising concerns about the University’s deficit, sixth-year doctoral funding and future collective action. Hosted by Northwestern University Graduate Workers in partnership with NU’s chapter...

Stateville inmates draw parallels between prison life, dystopian fiction at One Book event

Stateville inmates draw parallels between prison life, dystopian fiction at One Book event

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

February 21, 2019


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

CREST HILL, Ill. — In “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, women in the dystopian society of Gilead are stripped of their power, left without control over their lives and bodies. Demetrice Crite, an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, said he understands a little bit of that feeling. “Loss...

Northwestern Residential Services commits to expanding gender-open housing, though details remain unclear

Northwestern Residential Services commits to expanding gender-open housing, though details remain unclear

Atul Jalan, Reporter

February 21, 2019


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

Northwestern administrators confirmed the University’s commitment to maintaining and expanding gender-open housing options for undergraduate students at a Q&A session held during Wednesday’s Associated Student Government Senate meeting. Carlos Gonzalez, the director of housing operations and...

Vikings in Greenland experienced summer temperatures up to 50 degrees, researchers find

Vikings in Greenland experienced summer temperatures up to 50 degrees, researchers find

Zach Bright, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A recent study by Northwestern researchers suggests that Vikings living in southern Greenland experienced a warmer climate than once thought. Analyzing sediment cores from a lake in the region, doctoral candidate Everett Lasher and Earth and Planetary Science Prof. Yarrow Axford found evidence suggesting...

Journalist says 2013 Supreme Court ruling gutted Voting Rights Act

Journalist says 2013 Supreme Court ruling gutted Voting Rights Act

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

After examining data from 18 counties and looking at travel times between residences and polling places, journalist Rob Arthur discovered what he expected: polling place closures hit people of color harder. “After the Voting Rights Act got shut down, areas that had been doing terrible Jim Crow...

New community dialogue format aims to improve interaction after concerns

New community dialogue format aims to improve interaction after concerns

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

February 20, 2019


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

Associated Student Government and Quest+ submitted recommendations to Northwestern administrators to use a new format for Community Dialogues, an ASG press release announced Friday. Community Dialogues were created during the 2015-2016 academic year in response to student demands for open meetings...