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Freed inmate Anthony Porter misses deposition in lawsuit alleging he committed double homicide

Freed inmate Anthony Porter misses deposition in lawsuit alleging he committed double homicide

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Anthony Porter, a former death row inmate whose sentence was overturned due to evidence found by a Medill class led by former Medill Prof. David Protess, missed a deposition May 1 in a lawsuit alleging he committed the double-murders he was originally charged with, according to a court filing. Porter...

University Police makes first arrest using bait bike

University Police makes first arrest using bait bike

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Since placing bikes equipped with GPS trackers across campus in January, University Police made its first arrest last month as a result of the program. The bait bike program plants UP bikes at bike racks around campus to detect and deter theft, said lieutenant Rod Boyd, who is in charge of the program....

Accreditation council responds to Medill decision

Accreditation council responds to Medill decision

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

The accreditation council for journalism schools responded to Medill Dean Brad Hamm’s comments on the school’s decision to not reapply for accreditation in an email, saying some of Hamm’s comments made to The Daily and the Chicago Tribune contained some “factually incorrect and misleading statements.” Last...

New NU-Q media, communication building dedicated on Doha campus

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Campus

Northwestern dedicated a new media and communication building on the Doha campus in Qatar last week, the University announced in a news release. According to the release, the building is 515,000 square feet, making it three times the size of the previous structure, the release said. Designed by American...

New center for nanotechnology research, cancer treatment opens

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under Campus

The Ronald and JoAnne Willens Center for Nano Oncology opened in late April, according to a University news release. The center is located within the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern and is named in recognition of Ronald and JoAnne Willens, who gave a $10 million gift to...

British rapper Little Simz to play Dillo Day

British rapper Little Simz to play Dillo Day

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

British rapper Little Simz will perform at Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Friday night. Little Simz, whose real name is Simbi Ajikawo, is a London native who has released a series of five EPs called “Age 101,” two studio albums, two other EPs and four mixtapes since 2010. She is the third act to...

Same-sex marriage activist talks landmark Supreme Court case, LGBTQ rights

Same-sex marriage activist talks landmark Supreme Court case, LGBTQ rights

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

In 2013, Jim Obergefell raised enough money to charter a medical plane to fly his terminally-ill partner and himself from Ohio to Maryland so they could get married. “We got to say those words we never thought we would say, ‘I thee wed,’” Obergefell said. Five days into their marriage,...

Historian Deborah Lipstadt speaks about Holocaust denial, alternative facts

Historian Deborah Lipstadt speaks about Holocaust denial, alternative facts

Edmund Bannister, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt explained the dangers of Holocaust denial and encouraged students to combat “alternative facts” during a talk Thursday. About 150 people gathered at the McCormick Foundation Center Forum for the event organized by Fiedler Hillel as part of Northwestern Israel...

The Graduate School dean to leave Northwestern, will serve as new provost of Emory University

Allyson Chiu and Erica Snow
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Graduate School Dean Dwight McBride will leave Northwestern to serve as Emory University’s provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, the University announced Wednesday. McBride has served as the TGS dean since 2010 and led initiatives which resulted in “unprecedented progress”...

ASG Senate confirms Lars Benson as chief of staff

ASG Senate confirms Lars Benson as chief of staff

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government, Top Campus Stories

Associated Student Government Senate confirmed Weinberg junior Lars Benson as chief of staff Wednesday. Benson was confirmed by a unanimous vote. He served as campaign manager for ASG President Nehaarika Mulukutla and executive vice president Rosalie Gambrah during the campaign. He said he had...

Author, journalist Derek Thompson returns to NU to discuss new book

Author, journalist Derek Thompson returns to NU to discuss new book

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Journalist Derek Thompson (Medill ’08) said he remembers sending out about 30 job applications to magazines he thought would hire him during his senior year. But after every application was rejected, he discovered a fellowship at The Atlantic magazine and was accepted. Now a senior editor at The...

Weinberg to offer adjunct major in global health studies at start of 2017-18 academic year

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 3, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Beginning Fall Quarter, students will be able to declare adjunct majors in global health studies, the University announced. The adjunct major comprises 11 courses: seven in global health — four core classes and three electives — and four in related classes outside global health, said anthropology...