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Inaugural design challenge to allow students to redesign study room

Inaugural design challenge to allow students to redesign study room

Alex Wong, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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

Student teams submitted their designs on Wednesday for the inaugural Big Ten Student Design Challenge. The challenge, created by the Big Ten Academic Alliance in partnership with furniture-maker Herman Miller, asked students to design the renovation of Project Room A in Main Library 1 South. Students...

Despite better student engagement, Compass struggles to accommodate diet restrictions

Despite better student engagement, Compass struggles to accommodate diet restrictions

Alex Wong, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Despite increased efforts of Northwestern’s food provider to address student concerns, some students with dietary restrictions say they have consistently found themselves leaving the new dining halls hungry and unsatisfied — and some have quit eating at dining halls altogether. “I'm trying to...

University failed to properly complete required risk assessment for recipients of NIH grants

University failed to properly complete required risk assessment for recipients of NIH grants

Peter Warren and Alan Perez

November 26, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern failed to abide by federal regulations when it passed down money from the government to its researchers, potentially in violation of the law, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services published earlier this month. Investigators...

ASG launches academic software affordability initiative as part of ongoing course affordability effort

ASG launches academic software affordability initiative as part of ongoing course affordability effort

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government is launching an initiative to make software required for classes more affordable. ASG launched a survey on Nov. 15 to collect student feedback on software affordability. The data will be used to make recommendations to administrators around institutional provision of...

Compass to launch advisory committee to gather student input

Compass to launch advisory committee to gather student input

Alex Wong, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s new food service provider, Compass Group North America, will launch in January a dining advisory committee of about 12 students that will meet monthly to provide dining feedback. The advisory committee follows Compass’ broader goals to communicate with students and adds onto its...

As University prepares for new Title IX rules, survivor advocates worry

As University prepares for new Title IX rules, survivor advocates worry

Daisy Conant, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

It’s been ten days since U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled her proposed revisions of Title IX, a federal civil rights law in the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded schools. The focal point of these new policies bolsters the rights of those...

Pi Alpha Phi suspended for three years following alcohol policy violation

Pi Alpha Phi suspended for three years following alcohol policy violation

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s chapter of Pi Alpha Phi has been suspended for three years following a violation of the University’s policy on providing alcohol at events, according to joint statement on Monday from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Multicultural Greek Council. The violation, which...

Going to a campus play but don’t have cash? Starting in Winter Quarter, you can use Venmo

Going to a campus play but don’t have cash? Starting in Winter Quarter, you can use Venmo

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Students will be able to use Venmo to pay for events hosted by A-Status student groups starting Winter Quarter, according to an Associated Student Government news release. The project is a partnership between ASG and the Student Organization Finance Office, and is designed to streamline the payment...

Severe travel setbacks frustrate returning students stuck in ‘limbo’

Severe travel setbacks frustrate returning students stuck in ‘limbo’

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 26, 2018


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

HOUSTON — As a snow storm engulfs the Midwest and creates unsafe conditions for flying, students have struggled with delays that have hindered their ability to study for finals and disrupted their sleep. Hopeful travellers across the nation were hit this weekend with flight cancellations and delays...

SESP junior Alan Perez named The Daily’s next editor in chief

Troy Closson and Peter Warren

November 26, 2018


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

Alan Perez will serve as the next editor in chief of The Daily Northwestern, the newspaper’s publisher announced Monday evening. The SESP junior is currently the campus editor and will assume the position of EIC for Winter Quarter and Spring Quarter. After joining The Daily during spring of his...

Students, administrators attempt to reconcile with history of Sand Creek Massacre

Students, administrators attempt to reconcile with history of Sand Creek Massacre

Catherine Henderson, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 25, 2018


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

Karen Little Coyote returns every year to Sand Creek, the place where her ancestors were massacred over 150 years ago. She finds only sagebrush, sand and heavy silence as she walks down to the waterless creekbed, imagining the bloodshed that occured in such a quiet corner of the world. “(A woman)...

Unwithered by budget deficit, research remains the flagship of Northwestern

Unwithered by budget deficit, research remains the flagship of Northwestern

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Research is central to Northwestern’s mission. Nearly a third of the budget is dedicated to it, and since the Great Recession, the University has invested in new buildings, infrastructure and equipment to support its research functions. And while many research universities may focus less on providing...