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Friends, faculty remember McCormick Prof. Edwin Rossow

Friends, faculty remember McCormick Prof. Edwin Rossow

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 17
Filed under Campus

Civil and environmental engineering Prof. emeritus Edwin Rossow died earlier this month at the age of 80. He had taught at the McCormick School of Engineering since 1965.   Rossow died unexpectedly Feb. 5 after more than 40 years at Northwestern. Throughout his career, he was known for his person...

Schapiro responds to debate over travel ban protest banner

Schapiro responds to debate over travel ban protest banner

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 16
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

University President Morton Schapiro told The Daily on Wednesday that listening to Muslim voices should be a priority, following controversy over a recent campus demonstration protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. During the “#NoMuslimBan Walkout,” a Feb. 1 demonstration...

ASG Senate resolution calls for removal of students, organizations responsible for sexual assault

ASG Senate resolution calls for removal of students, organizations responsible for sexual assault

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 16
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate introduced a resolution Wednesday calling for students and organizations found responsible for sexual assault to be immediately and permanently removed from Northwestern. The resolution follows an order from Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity national headquarters in Evanston to indefinitely cease operations at the Northwestern chapter af...

Committees planned to revise CTECs, consider diversity-related questions

Committees planned to revise CTECs, consider diversity-related questions

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
February 15
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The University will form two committees to reevaluate CTECs, potentially creating new questions about instructors’ abilities to address questions about diversity and inclusion, a University official said. University Registrar Jacqualyn Casazza said there have been multiple requests from students...

Clinic coordinated by Feinberg students provides free primary care to Rogers Park residents

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 15
Filed under Campus

Students at the Feinberg School of Medicine are putting their skills to use and administering care at a free clinic in Rogers Park. The Indian American Medical Association of Illinois Charitable Foundation Clinic, or the Devon Clinic, provides primary care services, lab tests and medication, offering...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 14
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Northwestern’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter has been ordered by its national headquarters to halt chapter operations “until further notice,” after the University notified students last week of an investigation into a report of multiple alleged sexual assaults and possible druggings at the fraternity house. Brandon Weghorst, a spokesman for SAE’s national organization, said they made the d...

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Students debate whether to ban Greek life at Political Union event

Kristine Liao, Reporter
February 14
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Attendees at a Political Union event Monday debated whether or not to ban Greek life on campus, resulting in slightly more students favoring to hypothetically kick fraternities and sororities off campus. Weinberg junior Sabrina Williams, Political Union co-president, said the group reached out to...

Northwestern submits amicus curiae brief condemning travel ban with other research universities

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern, along with 16 other American universities, signed an amicus curiae brief filed Monday supporting a lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The order, signed Jan. 27, barred citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Yem...

Student Enterprise Systems plans complete redesign of CAESAR site

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern Student Enterprise Systems, which is responsible for managing CAESAR, is currently in the process of planning a redesign of the website, said SES director Ann Dronen. Dronen said the project is part of a standard update and will take into account feedback from surveys conducted among...

Tennis champion, advocate Billie Jean King to speak at June commencement

Tennis champion, advocate Billie Jean King to speak at June commencement

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Champion tennis player and equality advocate Billie Jean King will be the keynote speaker at the June commencement for the class of 2017, the University announced Monday. King, an alumna of California State University, Los Angeles, has worked to advocate for LGBTQ rights and was awarded the Presidential...

African Students Association’s annual culture show celebrates dance, fashion

African Students Association’s annual culture show celebrates dance, fashion

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Models and dancers celebrated African culture through music, dance and vibrant fashion pieces at the African Student Association’s annual culture show Sunday. Two Swahili choirs opened the annual Jabulani Culture Show at Norris University Center. Other performers included Northwestern dance team...

Theater class extends welcome to immigrant family through song

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus, Theater

When theater Prof. Cindy Gold suggested the idea of sending a message of welcome to a new immigrant family in the North Shore, her students were more than willing, she said. Gold said an acquaintance of hers from Am Shalom Synagogue in Glencoe first reached out to her to do something for a family...