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ASG Senate approves $26,000 in emergency funding for student groups

ASG Senate approves $26,000 in emergency funding for student groups

Sneha Dey, Reporter

November 8, 2018


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

Associated Student Government approved over $26,000 in emergency funding to nine student groups during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. The move comes after groups were hit by school and departmental budget cuts. The money will come from a separate budget allocation, which ASG says has not been touched...

Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute, urges nation to unite through love

Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute, urges nation to unite through love

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 8, 2018


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

Arthur C. Brooks, president of the conservative public policy think tank American Enterprise Institute, doesn’t want everyone to agree with his political views. He wants them to disagree with him. “Together I think we can be the beginning of a new movement in the country, a movement of unity and...

Pritzker School of Law plans workforce cuts

Pritzker School of Law plans workforce cuts

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 7, 2018


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

The Pritzker School of Law is planning to cut its staff and faculty workforce amid a disruptive budget deficit that is already hitting major University functions this year, according to a legal news site. The school will eliminate vacant jobs and end contracts with some short-term professors next...

NU alum and former HUD Secretary to lead nonprofit providing services to job seekers

NU alum and former HUD Secretary to lead nonprofit providing services to job seekers

Avi Varghese, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

Steve Preston has had a long and winding career. After eight years at Lehman Brothers, three at First Data Corporation and a nearly decade-long tenure at ServiceMaster, Preston was nominated by President George W. Bush as head of the Small Business Administration to clean up after its much-criticized...

In leaked draft rules, federal government plans to allow cross-examination by those accused of sexual assault

In leaked draft rules, federal government plans to allow cross-examination by those accused of sexual assault

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The federal government is planning to require that schools allow students accused of sexual assault to cross-examine their accusers, a remarkable shift from initial reported drafts of proposed rules and an even wider move away from Obama-era protections for sexual assault survivors. The proposed ru...

Pritzker prof urges rape law reform at One Book One Northwestern event

Pritzker prof urges rape law reform at One Book One Northwestern event

Zoe Malin, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

Pritzker Prof. Deborah Tuerkheimer took aim at the nation’s rape laws at a One Book Northwestern event on Tuesday, saying the next stage of the #MeToo movement should reform the nation’s justice system to better allow sexual assault survivors to make allegations against their assailants. Tuerkheimer,...

Revised Title IX rule will not include narrow definition of gender

Revised Title IX rule will not include narrow definition of gender

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The Trump administration will not include a narrower definition of gender in upcoming new Title IX rules, instead opting to issue a legal opinion that will put the administration on weaker footing to enforce such a legal perspective. The news came days after a leaked draft revealed plans to define...

For some Democratic students, the elections delivered as promised. Others hoped for more

For some Democratic students, the elections delivered as promised. Others hoped for more

Josiah Bonifant, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

On both sides of the aisle, the 2018 midterms elections were an opportunity to grab control of government. But while both parties — and some liberal Northwestern students — hoped for better, the nation will enter into yet another era of a divided Congress. On campus, enthusiasm for politics and...

U.S. Democrats take back the House, lose more seats in the Senate

U.S. Democrats take back the House, lose more seats in the Senate

Jonah Dylan, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018


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

In a closely watched midterm election, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, effectively ending one-party rule in Washington — although the GOP increased its advantage in the Senate. Democrats earned sweeping victories across the map, easily picking up the 23 seats they needed...

Northwestern students credit social media, Trump opposition for national increase in youth voter turnout

Northwestern students credit social media, Trump opposition for national increase in youth voter turnout

Suzy Vazquez, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

Voter turnout among young people surged this midterm election, which Northwestern students attribute to get out the vote efforts permeating pop culture through social media, the March For Our Lives movement and what many are describing as referendum against the Trump administration. According to TargetSmart,...

Despite strong desire to vote, some students’ absentee ballots never arrived

Despite strong desire to vote, some students’ absentee ballots never arrived

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Election 2018, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Voters showed up en masse yesterday to deliver their votes in the midterm election. Record turnouts helped Democrats take control of the House and several state governments, though Republicans added to their advantage in the Senate. A sense of duty even motivated a large number of young Americans, a...

High turnouts lead to long wait times in Parkes Hall, but many voters stayed

High turnouts lead to long wait times in Parkes Hall, but many voters stayed

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Election 2018, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Some South Campus voters waited for as long as two hours before voting at Parkes Hall on Tuesday. Students sat in the halls as they waited in line, some doing their homework or reading up on the election. The wait shocked some who had voted there before. High turnout this year, plus the fact...