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Northwestern professor cancels class to allow students to vote

Northwestern professor cancels class to allow students to vote

James Pollard, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

On Monday, Nov. 5, political science Prof. Thomas Ogorzalek cancelled class, allowing students to participate in early voting while also serving as a symbolic gesture of voting’s importance. Ogorzalek is one of 14 Northwestern faculty members and political science professors who have signed “A...

Students gain community engagement campaigning for midterm candidates

Students gain community engagement campaigning for midterm candidates

Megan Munce, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Returning from a summer abroad with little knowledge of what she wanted to this school year, Medill junior Hannah Brown decided to apply to work on J.B. Pritzker’s gubernatorial campaign in Illinois. Northwestern students from across the country have joined campaigns for Illinois candidates as Election...

Student group Right to Life sets up anti-abortion banners in Norris

Student group Right to Life sets up anti-abortion banners in Norris

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

November 6, 2018


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

Around noon on Tuesday, four large banners appeared in the Norris entryway bearing bold headlines and images of fetuses and late-term abortions. Bienen junior Nicholas Hauger, a member of pro-life student group Northwestern Right to Life, had placed them there. With the help of national organization...

Northwestern has one of the highest voting rates among universities

Northwestern has one of the highest voting rates among universities

Susanna Kemp, Reporter

November 6, 2018


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

Information stations, “voter vans” and online education guides at nuvotes.org: in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections, NU Votes is pulling out all the stops to make sure Northwestern students are voting on Nov. 6. NU Votes — a non-partisan initiative of the Center for Civic Engagement...

University Police arrest man on battery charges; unable to locate suspect in second incident

University Police arrest man on battery charges; unable to locate suspect in second incident

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 6, 2018


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

Police have arrested a man on charges of battery against a Northwestern student. The man, Yontan Vazquez, Jr., 21, approached a female student the night of Nov. 4 while she was waiting for a friend to pick her up on University Place near Scott Hall Circle, said University spokesman Bob Rowley. The...

Northwestern students can vote in Evanston or at home. How do they decide?

Northwestern students can vote in Evanston or at home. How do they decide?

Sneha Dey, Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

As midterm elections come to a close, students could choose to vote at the polls in Evanston or back home, using absentee ballots. Absentee voting is “just the thing to do,” said SESP junior Kelsey Morton. As a freshman, she was unaware she could even vote in Illinois. She recalls registering...

Northwestern students get their political beliefs from parents, but peers may be a bigger influence

Northwestern students get their political beliefs from parents, but peers may be a bigger influence

Scarlet Li, Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Wenyi Xu once shared his family’s political beliefs. “I grew up in a family where we talked a lot about politics — that’s why I’m a political science major,” the Weinberg senior said. “My family has a strong influence for my earlier political leanings.” While family shapes political...

I’m Running: Communication alum Dana Balter campaigns for education policy in New York congressional run

I’m Running: Communication alum Dana Balter campaigns for education policy in New York congressional run

Gabby Birenbaum, Web Editor

November 4, 2018


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

This profile is part of a series on Northwestern alumni running for Congress. If Northwestern’s “AND is in our DNA” motto had been around in the ’90s, Dana Balter (Communication ’97) could have been the poster student. Balter combined her love of theatre with her passion for communic...

Mike Greenberg discusses sports media, social justice

Mike Greenberg discusses sports media, social justice

Daniel DeMonte, Reporter

November 4, 2018


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

Host of ESPN’s “Get Up” and former host of “Mike & Mike” Mike Greenberg (Medill ’89) at a Saturday talk on campus emphasized using his platform as a sports commentator to do more than discuss last night’s game. Greenberg returned to his alma mater to discuss social justice, women in...

The latest casualty of budget cuts? Trash cleanup

The latest casualty of budget cuts? Trash cleanup

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Facilities, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern is reducing its custodial services across the University, the latest function administrators have pinched to fill a millions-dollar budget gap. The move suggests cutbacks to University operations have yet to be finalized. The administration has said it expects the budget deficit to run...

Welsh-Ryan Arena opens Friday with game, pregame ribbon-cutting

Welsh-Ryan Arena opens Friday with game, pregame ribbon-cutting

Peter Warren, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Sports

Welsh-Ryan Arena officially opened Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and men’s basketball exhibition. Following a delay of almost an hour, University president Morton Schapiro, Athletic Director Jim Phillips, arena namesakes Pat and Shirley Ryan and others officially cut a purple ribbon to open...

Schakowsky urges students: ‘Vote. There is still time.’

Schakowsky urges students: ‘Vote. There is still time.’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Ten-term U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) told a group of Northwestern students, five days before what she called the most important election of her lifetime, that everything was at stake. “This is your century, and it’s yours to shape.” Schakowsky, who is up for reelection on Nov. 6, articulated...