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CPS principal discusses challenges facing school system

CPS principal discusses challenges facing school system

Brandt Compton, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers

Educators and students from Gale Community Academy spoke Thursday to more than 15 Northwestern students about the challenges facing Chicago Public Schools. The event, hosted by NU Leadership Development and Community Engagement, featured principal Augustine Emuwa and assistant principal Melinda Jean-Baptiste...

Northwestern students to vote for ‘Homecoming Wildcat’ instead of king, queen

Northwestern students to vote for ‘Homecoming Wildcat’ instead of king, queen

Alan Perez, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events

Northwestern students will elect a “Homecoming Wildcat” this year in an effort to make the festivities more inclusive, Homecoming committee co-chair Emine Yücel said. The Homecoming Wildcat will replace a traditional Homecoming King and Queen as this year’s Homecoming court leader, Yücel said....

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem pleads not guilty to 6 counts of first-degree murder

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem pleads not guilty to 6 counts of first-degree murder

Allyson Chiu and Erica Snow

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

CHICAGO — Former Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem and co-defendant Andrew Warren both pleaded not guilty on all counts of first-degree murder Thursday during separate arraignments. Lathem and Warren were each charged Sept. 15 with six separate counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau as part of what prosecutors called a premeditated murder-sex fantasy. Both men...

Annual NU-Qatar study examines digital trends, challenges stereotypes of media use in Middle East

Annual NU-Qatar study examines digital trends, challenges stereotypes of media use in Middle East

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Fewer internet users in the Middle East are active on Facebook and Twitter today than in 2015, instead turning to other social media platforms, according to a Northwestern Qatar study. The study, produced yearly since 2013, collected data from various countries including Saudi Arabia, United Arab...

Weinberg to create Native American and Indigenous Studies minor

Weinberg to create Native American and Indigenous Studies minor

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Campus Stories

Medill Prof. Patty Loew, director of the new Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, said she is working with other faculty and administrators to establish a Native American and Indigenous Studies minor. Loew, who is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, said she is “very...

Norris Outdoors partners with Chicago nonprofit for used bike sale

Norris Outdoors partners with Chicago nonprofit for used bike sale

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Norris Outdoors will partner with The Recyclery, a Chicago-based used bike shop, for a bike sale on Oct. 5. The partnership will allow Norris University Center to sell more bikes than in past years, when supply was limited to abandoned bikes collected from around campus, said Whitney Bennett, a volunteer...

Large format printer offers reusable, weather-proof banners to student groups

Large format printer offers reusable, weather-proof banners to student groups

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Student Groups

When Rosalie Gambrah, Associated Student Government’s executive vice president, worked in ARTica Studios, she said she noticed student groups spent hours decorating promotional banners — only to use them a few times before they were destroyed or outdated. The Weinberg senior said student groups...

Northwestern achieves first platinum LEED certification for Kresge Hall

Northwestern achieves first platinum LEED certification for Kresge Hall

Julia Esparza, Reporter

September 27, 2017


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

The recently renovated Kresge Hall is the first building at Northwestern to receive the highest level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, awarded to buildings for their achievements in sustainability. Developers planned Kresge’s renovation with the platinum certification in...

Communication faculty, alumna to be featured at Chicago International Film Festival

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Faculty

Four School of Communication films will be featured at the 53rd annual Chicago International Film Festival next month, according to a Tuesday news release. The film festival will feature work by Communication Profs. Kyle Henry and J.P. Sniadecki, and Communication lecturer Stephen Cone. Alumna Mina...

Homecoming Parade canceled due to Sheridan Road construction

Homecoming Parade canceled due to Sheridan Road construction

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The 2017 Homecoming Parade was canceled due to ongoing construction on Sheridan Road, according to a Monday news release. The parade, an annual Homecoming week tradition, usually runs along Sheridan Road from Lincoln Street to Chicago Avenue. However, that stretch is currently under construction as...

New Women’s Center director aims to open dialogue with students, faculty

New Women’s Center director aims to open dialogue with students, faculty

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 26, 2017


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

Sekile Nzinga-Johnson said working as a social worker in the Baltimore City Public School system opened her eyes to the issues many young women face and motivated her to turn to a new way of combating these struggles. “I realized that many of the issues that the girls were facing were not of their...

Renovated Mudd Library features expanded study space, new research tools

Renovated Mudd Library features expanded study space, new research tools

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories

More than one year after closing for construction, Mudd Science and Engineering Library reopened last week with new technology and “rejuvenated” workspaces for students and faculty, Mudd Library operations coordinator Danielle Cotrone said. The goal for the renovations was to provide resources for a...