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Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging increased funding for STEM graduate students

Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging increased funding for STEM graduate students

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

June 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Faculty Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution encouraging The Graduate School to raise the amount of funding provided to science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduate students. The proposal was presented to Senate by chemistry Prof. Thomas Meade, chair of the Faculty Senate Research...

ASG Senate reapportionment resolution passes unanimously

ASG Senate reapportionment resolution passes unanimously

Cameron Cook, Reporter

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A resolution to reapportion Associated Student Government seats based on school affiliation rather than residential area passed with a unanimous vote during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Currently, Senate includes three representational bodies: the Residential Caucus, the Student Group Caucus and...

NU alum Matt Murray named next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal

NU alum Matt Murray named next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern alumnus Matt Murray (Medill ’87, ’88) will be the next editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, the publication announced Tuesday. Murray, a former Daily staffer, had previously served as executive editor. He will assume his new role Monday, according to the Journal. “I am...

Police: hospital transports slightly up, citations down on Dillo Day

Police: hospital transports slightly up, citations down on Dillo Day

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Sixteen people were taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication during Dillo Day this year, an increase from 15 people last year and a decrease from 28 people in 2016, police said. The Evanston Police Department shut down two parties, Evanston police communications coordinator Perry Polinski said. He said...

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

Maddie Burakoff and Peter Kotecki

June 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

A settlement was reached Friday in the 2015 lawsuit of Alstory Simon — a former inmate whose conviction was overturned in 2014 — against Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess, among other defendants. The $40 million suit alleged that NU and Protess, along with Simon’s then-attorney...

US expected to limit visa length for Chinese students

US expected to limit visa length for Chinese students

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Trump administration is expected to impose limits on visas granted to Chinese citizens amid concerns of intellectual property theft, potentially putting Northwestern’s research operations at risk. United States consular offices and embassies have been instructed to shorten the length of visas...

Cast, crew of Chicago-based Fox Sports documentary ‘Shot in the Dark’ talk filmmaking process

Cast, crew of Chicago-based Fox Sports documentary ‘Shot in the Dark’ talk filmmaking process

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

National Basketball Association certified agent Daniel Poneman said there’s more to basketball than the sport. “(Basketball) was just a perfect vehicle to tell a human story, and tell a Chicago story, and take that snapshot of what it’s like to be a kid on the West Side of Chicago in this moment...

Deerfield Management pledges $65 million to Northwestern for drug development

Deerfield Management pledges $65 million to Northwestern for drug development

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Northwestern announced Thursday it is partnering with Deerfield Management, an investment management company, to launch Lakeside Discovery LLC in order to help develop new drugs. Deerfield, which pledged up to $65 million, will help shepherd potential drugs to the Food and Drug Administration to get...

RTVF department chair David Tolchinsky to end term after serving in position for 10 years

RTVF department chair David Tolchinsky to end term after serving in position for 10 years

Allie Goulding, Assistant Design Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

David Tolchinsky’s term as department chair of the Department of Radio, Television and Film will come to an end this September, the School of Communication announced to faculty in a Wednesday email. RTVF associate chair Zayd Dohrn will succeed Tolchinsky beginning Sept. 1. According to a news...

NU professors, students working to create historical climate map of Midwest

NU professors, students working to create historical climate map of Midwest

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Picture the dirt at the bottom of a lake: It may seem slimy, squishy and unappealing. But for Earth and Planetary Sciences Prof. Yarrow Axford’s research team, that sediment is key to understanding the Midwest’s past climate, or “paleoclimate.” Peter Puleo, a Weinberg junior, has been...

WNUR announces full lineup for Dillo Day second stage

WNUR announces full lineup for Dillo Day second stage

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Entertainment

WNUR finished announcing Wednesday its lineup for the Nongshim America x WNUR stage during Dillo Day. The lineup includes rock band Guerilla Toss, rapper CupcakKe, DJ Jasmine Infiniti, metal artist VIOLENCE and Chicago-based quintet Dos Santos. Guerilla Toss was formed in 2010 in Boston. They’ve...

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Friends remember Ananya Agrawal as humorous, caring

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 31, 2018


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

Humorous memories of Ananya Agrawal aren’t hard to come by. Agrawal once told a friend he was attending a baseball game “starring the Cubs.” A gym enthusiast, he once bought a shirt of a buff Willie the Wildcat below the word “Northchestern.” And while living in an apartment for the first...