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Potato crops helped keep peace for centuries, NU professor-led study reveals

Potato crops helped keep peace for centuries, NU professor-led study reveals

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Regardless of if they are mashed, scalloped or fried, potatoes can save lives. A study, detailed in a May 2 news release, was co-authored by Kellogg Prof. Nancy Qian and shows that areas with potato crops experienced a “significant reduction” in armed conflict from 1700 to 1900. Qian, a professor...

Handshake to replace CareerCat, MEDILLINK

Handshake to replace CareerCat, MEDILLINK

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 17, 2018


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

Northwestern Career Advancement and Medill Career Services are transitioning to a new career platform, the two jointly announced in emails earlier this month. CareerCat and MEDILLINK — NCA’s and Medill’s current career platforms — will be replaced by Handshake. The new system opened to employers...

International Office prepares as Trump administration moves toward crackdown on visa overstays

International Office prepares as Trump administration moves toward crackdown on visa overstays

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 17, 2018


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

The Trump administration moved last week toward heightened visa restrictions that would make it easier to bar international students from re-entering the country. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a policy memorandum revising its guidance regarding F-1 and J-1 visa holders. Those found to be violating the terms of their immigration status will begin accruing unlawful presence the day after they disc...

Harvard professor earns Nemmers Prize

Harvard professor earns Nemmers Prize

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Harvard medical school Prof. Stuart Orkin was named as a winner of the 2018 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science at Northwestern, the University announced Wednesday. NU awards five Nemmers Prizes annually to scientists whose work exhibits outstanding achievement in their respective fields....

ASG Senate passes election commission guidelines form

ASG Senate passes election commission guidelines form

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate passed reforms to election commission guidelines Wednesday. The reforms were introduced last week by chief of staff Julia Shenkman and parliamentarian Henry Molnar. Shenkman, a Weinberg junior, said they were created by the election commission after meeting with both tickets from April...

Faculty Senate discusses possible changes to Grievance and Appeals policy

Faculty Senate discusses possible changes to Grievance and Appeals policy

Cameron Cook, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Faculty Senate on Wednesday discussed a revamp of the Grievances and Appeals process, which would include the creation of an ad hoc committee and stricter time limits for appeals. The process is used to determine whether action needs to be taken when a student files a complaint against a faculty member....

Whitney announced as Dillo Day opening act

Whitney announced as Dillo Day opening act

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 16, 2018


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

Indie rock band Whitney will perform as Dillo Day’s opening act, Mayfest announced Wednesday. The Chicago-based band was formed in 2015 by Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich. They released their debut album, “Light Upon the Lake,” in 2016. Mayfest co-chair Andrew Hunter told The Daily that Whitney’s...

Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event

Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 16, 2018


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

Former Republican congressman Allen West spoke Tuesday about America’s foreign policy at a College Republicans event in Technological Institute. Nearly 60 people attended West’s talk. West, who served Florida’s 22nd District in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, spoke about President...

Panelists talk about raising awareness of civil war, refugee crisis in Syria

Panelists talk about raising awareness of civil war, refugee crisis in Syria

Carly Menker, Reporter

May 16, 2018


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

The Syrian Civil War and refugee crisis are emergencies unlike any other in the world today, and cannot be ignored, said University of Chicago lecturer Mary Bunn during a Tuesday panel. Speaking at an event hosted by UNICEF NU for Syrian Refugee Week, Bunn and her co-panelists urged the audience to...

Northwestern student Dominic Davis dies after battle with cancer

Northwestern student Dominic Davis dies after battle with cancer

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 15, 2018


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

Bienen sophomore Dominic Davis has passed away after a battle with cancer, Linda Jacobs, the school’s assistant dean for student affairs, told music students in a Tuesday email. Davis, who studied horn performance at Northwestern, had been diagnosed with jaw bone cancer during his freshman year. Growing...

Pritzker alumnus confirmed to US Court of Appeals

Pritzker alumnus confirmed to US Court of Appeals

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Lawyer and Northwestern alumnus Michael Brennan (School of Law ’89) was confirmed for a seat on the 7th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals on Thursday after a controversial confirmation process. Brennan was nominated for the position by President Donald Trump in August, and his nomination...

NU secures modest increase in student premium as markets prepare for rate hikes

NU secures modest increase in student premium as markets prepare for rate hikes

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern has renewed its contract with Aetna, securing a modest premium increase as insurers prepare to charge more in comparable markets after the repeal of the individual mandate. The University’s student health insurance premium will rise 2.4 percent to a baseline of $3,950, though out-of-network...