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First proposal submitted to ACIR demands University divestment from fossil fuel companies

First proposal submitted to ACIR demands University divestment from fossil fuel companies

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

February 20, 2019


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In the first proposal ever submitted to the Advisory Committee on Investment Responsibility, members of Fossil Free Northwestern called on the University to divest itself of all holdings in the top 100 oil, gas and coal companies, demanding a commitment to sustainable investment in renewable energy. ...

For President Schapiro, Jewish faith comes before his role as president

For President Schapiro, Jewish faith comes before his role as president

Gabby Birenbaum, Social Media Editor

February 19, 2019


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University President Morton Schapiro emphasized the importance of his Jewish faith, which he said comes before his roles as an academic and as the University’s president, during a Tuesday event. The event was held at Canterbury House, Northwestern’s Episcopal campus ministry, as Schapiro talked...

Three NU professors receive prestigious science fellowship, awarded $70,000

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

February 19, 2019


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Three Northwestern professors were named Sloan Research Fellows, a prestigious award given to members of the science community who are early in their careers. Mathematics Prof. Bao Le Hung, physics and astronomy Prof. Raffaella Margutti and biomedical engineering Prof. Jonathan Rivnay received the...

Enrollment rebound keeps SESP secondary teaching major afloat

Enrollment rebound keeps SESP secondary teaching major afloat

Avi Varghese, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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In 2015, the School of Education and Social Policy faculty voted to shut down the secondary teaching major at Northwestern. Contrary to many faculty members’ expectations and the vote, which still stands, the program has continued to run into the 2018-19 school year thanks to a rebound in enrollment...

Sigma Chi fraternity temporarily suspended by national headquarters, currently under investigation

Sigma Chi fraternity temporarily suspended by national headquarters, currently under investigation

Cameron Cook and Catherine Kim

February 19, 2019


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Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity has been temporarily suspended pending an investigation by their national headquarters into alleged violations of Sigma Chi’s policies. The suspension, which went into effect Tuesday, will remain until the national organization’s executive committee...

Like many universities, NU sees decrease in international graduate student enrollment

Like many universities, NU sees decrease in international graduate student enrollment

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

February 19, 2019


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Like many universities nationwide, Northwestern saw a decrease in enrollment of new international graduate students last fall, according to new data published by the International Office last week. Still, total international student enrollment rose more than 10 percent to 4,332, according to the report. The...

Administrators outline plan for energy use recording, encourage student action at The State of Sustainability

Administrators outline plan for energy use recording, encourage student action at The State of Sustainability

Andres Correa, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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SustainNU, Associated Student Government and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern encouraged students to engage in sustainable practices and advance sustainability throughout campus at Monday’s The State of Sustainability event. About 15 students attended the first community...

Professors differ on laptop use in classrooms, as benefits of bans debated in new research

Professors differ on laptop use in classrooms, as benefits of bans debated in new research

Thea Showalter, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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Some Northwestern students slip their computers into bags and backpacks without so much as a second thought, but the laptop — the ever-present symbol of on-the-go college students — and its role in the college classroom are still up for debate. NU professors who ban laptops often cite a 2014 study...

NU partnership with Garfield Produce Company gives local business a ‘boost’

NU partnership with Garfield Produce Company gives local business a ‘boost’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

February 18, 2019


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In a 6,000-square-foot warehouse on the West Side of Chicago, the staff at Garfield Produce Company spends their days tending to crops of microgreens. The small business, founded in 2013, grows these edible plants for food distributors, such as Northwestern’s new food provider, Compass Group. What...

Report places University President Morton Schapiro on shortlist for next USC president

Report places University President Morton Schapiro on shortlist for next USC president

Alan Perez and Elizabeth Byrne

February 17, 2019


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University President Morton Schapiro is on the short list for the University of Southern California’s next president, according to a report by 247Sports affiliate USCFootball.com, a role the school has been slow to fill since its embattled chief executive stepped down more than six months ago. USC’s...

Northwestern professor’s new book explores US empire, overseas territories

Northwestern professor’s new book explores US empire, overseas territories

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter

February 17, 2019


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Most Americans think they know what their country looks like: a union of states stretching from sea to shining sea, said history Prof. Daniel Immerwahr. But, as he argues in his new book, it’s not so straightforward. Immerwahr has spent the last few years writing his latest book, “How to Hide...

Student-run startup CatsWork brings free career recruitment resources to NU students

Student-run startup CatsWork brings free career recruitment resources to NU students

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

February 17, 2019


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A new startup called CatsWork, headed by two NU undergraduates, is aiming to ease NU students’ career transitions by equipping them with tailored resources to navigate the career recruitment process. The organization, based in The Garage, was started by Weinberg junior Vincent Park and McCormick...