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Ambassador talks Russian-Georgian relations, effort to join NATO

Ambassador talks Russian-Georgian relations, effort to join NATO

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

David Bakradze, the Georgian ambassador to the United States, discussed Georgian-Russian relations and Georgia’s efforts to join NATO and the European Union at a Monday event in Harris Hall. Bakradze spoke to about 80 students and administrators on a panel alongside Ian Kelly, a former U.S. ambassador...

Sid Ahuja elected ASG vice president for student activities

Sid Ahuja elected ASG vice president for student activities

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

As one of the leaders and planners of the Improve NU Challenge — a pitch competition for student ideas to improve campus — McCormick sophomore Sid Ahuja said he enjoyed providing students with the tools they needed to implement their ideas. In his new role as Associated Student Government’s...

Five professors earn University Teaching Awards

Five professors earn University Teaching Awards

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern announced Monday that five professors have earned 2018 University Teaching Awards. The winners — McCormick Prof. Josh Leonard, Communication Prof. Miriam Petty, neurobiology Prof. Catherine Woolley, McCormick Prof. Jill Wilson and anthropology Prof. Noelle Sullivan — will be recognized...

NU to upgrade emergency evacuation plan, establish committee to address campus safety

NU to upgrade emergency evacuation plan, establish committee to address campus safety

Adrian Wan, Assistant Web Editor

May 13, 2018


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

Northwestern will form a campus-wide evacuation committee in an effort to standardize its emergency evacuation plan, said Gwen Butler, environmental health and safety director in the Office of Risk Management. While emergency response practices have long been in place, the Office of Risk Management...

National Pan-Hellenic Council secures plot space at Scott Hall in push for greater campus recognition

National Pan-Hellenic Council secures plot space at Scott Hall in push for greater campus recognition

Troy Closson, Print Managing Editor

May 13, 2018


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

In its push for greater campus recognition, the National Pan-Hellenic Council is working with the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to develop commemoratory plots for each chapter in Scott Hall’s courtyard space, OFSL director Travis Martin said. Each plot will take the form of a monument with...

Panelists reflect on role of journalism in #MeToo Movement

Panelists reflect on role of journalism in #MeToo Movement

Amy Li, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

As Megan Twohey, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, was preparing to publish allegations of President Donald Trump’s sexual misconduct, she said Trump told her she was a “disgusting human being.” She said the incident made her wonder what it meant when someone like him is elected...

Multicultural Greek Council gains momentum in efforts to receive on-campus space

Multicultural Greek Council gains momentum in efforts to receive on-campus space

Troy Closson, Print Managing Editor

May 10, 2018


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

Members of Multicultural Greek Council chapters say tangible progress has been made in their continued efforts to receive University-recognized space on campus. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is considering establishing the Commuter Lounge, located on the ground floor of Norris University...

‘Black Panther’ comics writer Nnedi Okorafor speaks at Africa Business Club event

‘Black Panther’ comics writer Nnedi Okorafor speaks at Africa Business Club event

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Nnedi Okorafor has some issues with Wakanda. “One of my issues with Wakanda is Wakandans — I don’t feel like we see enough of them,” she said Thursday at the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub. “The storyline is always focusing on royalty, or people involved higher up.” The award-winning...

Weinberg junior Julia Shenkman confirmed as ASG chief of staff

Weinberg junior Julia Shenkman confirmed as ASG chief of staff

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate unanimously confirmed Julia Shenkman as its new chief of staff Wednesday. The Weinberg junior previously served as the election co-commissioner. She said serving in that role taught her the value of maintaining active dialogue in an organization, something she...

Kellogg hosts Global Women’s Summit to discuss challenges for women in business

Kellogg hosts Global Women’s Summit to discuss challenges for women in business

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events

The Kellogg School of Management hosted the Kellogg Global Women’s Summit this week, an inaugural event to bring women together to discuss the challenges they face in business. More than 800 female faculty, alumnae and students attended the summit — held Tuesday and Wednesday — according to...

Juniors to bring chapter of national mental health organization to NU

Juniors to bring chapter of national mental health organization to NU

Cameron Cook, Reporter

May 10, 2018


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

When roommates Carlie Cope and Tina Zheng noticed gaps in the mental health resources offered at Northwestern, they decided to tackle the problem head-on. The Weinberg and Bienen juniors, respectively, are now taking the first steps to bring a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to...

At news conference, student activists discuss demands delivered to administrators

At news conference, student activists discuss demands delivered to administrators

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 10, 2018


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

Student representatives from Black Lives Matter NU, the Latinx Asian American Collective and Students Organizing for Labor Rights discussed their list of 47 demands to the University at a news conference Wednesday night. The list of demands — released last week on the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover — urges the University to improve cam...