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I’m Running: Kellogg alum Cindy Axne competes in ‘must-win’ Iowa race

I’m Running: Kellogg alum Cindy Axne competes in ‘must-win’ Iowa race

Gabby Birenbaum, Web Editor

October 25, 2018


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

This profile is part of a series on Northwestern alumni running for Congress. On November 9, 2016, Cindy Axne (Kellogg ‘02), afflicted by pneumonia and concern for the country, stepped out of her West Des Moines, Iowa house to go for a walk. Ten miles later, Axne came to a realization. “I came hom...

Brands are hiring students, rather than celebrities, to sell their products

Brands are hiring students, rather than celebrities, to sell their products

Avi Varghese, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

As Northwestern students scroll through their social media feeds, they may be noticing something odd — instead of seeing sponsored posts by celebrities, they’re seeing brands promoted by their friends. In recent years, companies such as Aerie, Amazon and Google have launched campus brand ambassador...

What textbook companies will do to get professors to buy their product

What textbook companies will do to get professors to buy their product

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Campus Stories

This story is part of a series investigating textbook costs at Northwestern. Mathematics Prof. Eric Zaslow has more than once arrived at work to see a basket of muffins on the math department desk. The gift, more often than not, is from a textbook representative trying to curry favor with the prof...

ASG-funded groups complete CARE training on sexual violence, positive sexuality

ASG-funded groups complete CARE training on sexual violence, positive sexuality

Alison Albelda, Assistant Photo Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Government

Leaders from almost all student groups funded by Associated Student Government completed a training in positive sexuality and survivor support in the spring as part of an effort to fight sexual violence and promote healthy sexuality on campus. Last year, ASG passed a resolution mandating that two...

NU wins Sustainability Award, sets goals for future

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern won the 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award, which recognizes organizations that “have implemented outstanding and innovative sustainable techniques or technologies” in the state of Illinois. In the past, McDonalds, University of Illinois and United Airlines have won the award. The...

Students, professors agree prison reform is needed

Students, professors agree prison reform is needed

James Pollard, Reporter

October 24, 2018


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

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to voters about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students and professors discuss prison reform. The United States is home to about 4 percent of the world’s population, but about 22 percent of the world’s prisoner...

Schapiro makes appearance at Game 1 of the World Series

Schapiro makes appearance at Game 1 of the World Series

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


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

During the middle of the seventh inning of Game 1 of the 2018 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, the Fox cameras cut to show Los Angeles Dodgers owner Magic Johnson watching the game from a Fenway Park box. Northwestern students may have been drawn to the...

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president talks unemployment, economics

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago president talks unemployment, economics

Zoe Malin, Reporter

October 23, 2018


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

Charles Evans had to take a lot of controversial measures during the Great Recession when he served as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Evans said at a campus event Tuesday that those measures, however, changed the confidence of everyone involved for the better. At Tuesday’s...

As polarizing as it is, students from both sides agree immigration law needs reform

As polarizing as it is, students from both sides agree immigration law needs reform

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

October 23, 2018


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

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to voters about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students and Evanston residents take on the complexity of immigration. Immigration has been a dominant topic during the last few years: from the separation of immig...

Students, faculty look to other options amid soaring textbook prices

Students, faculty look to other options amid soaring textbook prices

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories

This story is part of a series investigating textbook costs at Northwestern. Students will often do almost anything to avoid paying full price for a textbook. Some find used versions, others find and download PDFs. A few don’t buy the textbook at all and hope for the best. But almost all of them ...

Kellogg’s record-breaking class of 2020 reflects its ‘commitment to women’

Kellogg’s record-breaking class of 2020 reflects its ‘commitment to women’

Grace Lougheed, Reporter

October 22, 2018


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

Kellogg School of Management's class of 2020 is 46 percent female, the highest percentage the school has seen and an increase of four percentage points since last year. The increase in the number of female students can be partially attributed to Kellogg’s programming targeting women, said Victoria...

Northwestern says it won’t roll back protections for transgender students after report of federal government plans

Northwestern says it won’t roll back protections for transgender students after report of federal government plans

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 22, 2018


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

Northwestern says it will maintain protections for transgender and non-binary individuals after a report that the federal government may roll back civil rights for those who don’t identify with their gender assigned at birth. The Trump administration is strongly considering defining gender as biological...