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Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A Stanford University professor said the common perception of old age relating to unhappiness is misguided at a talk on campus Monday. Prof. Laura Carstensen spoke about the relationship between age and happiness at a lecture hosted by the human development and social policy program at the School...

New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship seeks to shift the mentality of activism and teach students practical skills to engage in social justice advocacy. The fellowship, founded this year by Communication senior Matt Fulle in coordination with Director of Leadership and Community Engagement Kelly...

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Slavic languages and literatures Prof. Gary Saul Morson spoke at an event Monday about their new book, which discusses how the humanities and social sciences can be applied to the field of economics. About 60 people attended the event hosted by Political Union...

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

When School of Education and Social Policy Dean Penelope Peterson came to Northwestern in 1997, she said she knew she wanted to lead an “innovative school” that would reform the field of education. “We’ve succeeded in becoming even more innovative,” Peterson said. “We’re still at the...

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

In Focus: Northwestern graduate student sues professor for invasion of privacy, defamation following book release

Allyson Chiu and Matthew Choi
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A Northwestern graduate philosophy student filed a lawsuit Tuesday under the pseudonym Jane Doe against Communication Prof. Laura Kipnis and publishing house HarperCollins Publishers, LLC, following the April 4 release of Kipnis’ book, “Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus.” The b...

GE Aviation selects McCormick seniors’ work to prototype

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A project created by seven McCormick seniors that more efficiently inspects airplane turbine engines has been selected to be prototyped by GE Aviation, the University announced earlier this month. McCormick senior John Harris, who worked on the team, and fellow McCormick seniors Zachary Fenske, Jonathan...

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer talks undercover experience

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer talks undercover experience

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer spent four months undercover as a private prison guard at the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, Louisiana to discover for himself the living and working conditions inside a private prison. “It was a really chaotic place,” Bauer told The Daily before...

Food vendors from Evanston, Chicago visit Deering Meadow for annual SpoonFest

Food vendors from Evanston, Chicago visit Deering Meadow for annual SpoonFest

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Despite the rainy weather Friday, many students swapped a dining hall for the food trucks and vendors on Deering Meadow for SpoonFest. SpoonFest, an annual event hosted by Northwestern’s chapter of Spoon University, celebrated the release of the food publication’s print magazine. Medill sophomore...

Visiting professor talks Zionism, democracy

Visiting professor talks Zionism, democracy

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Israel can be both a Jewish and democratic state, visiting Prof. Ruth Gavison said during an event Thursday. Gavison delivered the annual Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization, presented by the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan...

Administrators, ASG release statements on protest of ICE representative; students in class react to disruption

Administrators, ASG release statements on protest of ICE representative; students in class react to disruption

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University administrators said participants of a Tuesday protest that led to the cancellation of a guest lecture by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations representative were “disrespectful.” In a statement to students, University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Dan...

New library archivist position focuses on black experience of students, faculty at NU

New library archivist position focuses on black experience of students, faculty at NU

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern University Libraries hired an archivist to document the lives of black students, faculty and alumni, the University announced Tuesday. Charla Wilson will be the first archivist for the black experience, according to a news release. The position was created in collaboration with the NU...

Northwestern junior goes viral with graphic design project

Maddie Burakoff and The Daily Northwestern Video Desk
May 19, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories, Video

Jason Yuan said he has long understood the power of visual communication. Growing up bilingual, Yuan would often sketch pictures for his Canadian classmates when they couldn’t understand what he was translating from Chinese. “I'm a really visual person,” the Communication junior said. “When...