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Cultural student groups celebrate Lunar New Year on campus

Cultural student groups celebrate Lunar New Year on campus

Kristine Liao, Reporter
January 29
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Students rang in the Year of the Rooster on Friday and Saturday with activities organized by the Korean American Student Association and celebrations among friends and family. Saya Han, external president of KASA, said the group set up different stations in Parkes Hall and encouraged students to play... Read more »

Schapiro: Trump’s executive order on immigration presents ‘serious concerns’ for Northwestern

Schapiro: Trump’s executive order on immigration presents ‘serious concerns’ for Northwestern

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 29
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

University President Morton Schapiro advised Sunday against international travel for students from seven Muslim-majority countries targeted in a recent executive order by President Donald Trump. Schapiro sent students a statement via email in response to the executive order, which bars citizens of Iran, Iraq, ... Read more »

Global water fellow discusses whether access to water is human right

Global water fellow discusses whether access to water is human right

Jane Yun, Reporter
January 27
Filed under Campus, Events, Science & Technology

A global affairs expert Michael Tiboris debated whether access to water is a human right at a Buffett Institute for Global Studies discussion on Thursday. Tiboris addressed about 25 people on issues related to worldwide water distribution as part of a Buffett Institute series on human rights issues.... Read more »

Office of the Provost recognizes faculty diversity initiatives

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
January 27
Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty, Latest Stories

Multiple faculty members were recognized this week for their work on diversity initiatives at Northwestern, receiving a total of nearly $165,000 through the Office of the Provost, the University announced. The awards were created to recognize and promote efforts by faculty to foster diversity among... Read more »

Native photographer Matika Wilbur talks art, perceptions of Native American culture

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
January 27
Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Speakers, Student Groups

Matika Wilbur’s goal to “change the way we see Native America” first began when she sold everything in her Seattle apartment and set off in an RV to travel the country, she said in a talk Thursday. Wilbur — who is Tulalip and Swinomish — spoke at the McCormick Foundation Center to a crowd ... Read more »

McCormick Prof. Gilbert Krulee dies at age 92

Ally Mauch, Reporter
January 26
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

McCormick Prof. emeritus Gilbert Krulee, who spent more than 40 years at Northwestern and helped introduce a computer science department to the university, died Jan. 18 at age 92. Krulee, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, came to Northwestern in 1960 as a member of the industrial... Read more »

Feinberg profs develop apps to improve mental health

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
January 26
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

Researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine have designed phone apps that aim to help users reduce depression and anxiety by interacting with the apps only a few times a day. Kathryn Noth Tomasino, who co-authored a study that formed the basis of the apps, said the 13 IntelliCare apps addressed d... Read more »

Political correspondent Richard Baehr discusses role of Trump’s advisers, future of Israel

Political correspondent Richard Baehr discusses role of Trump’s advisers, future of Israel

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
January 26
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Political correspondent Richard Baehr spoke Wednesday about the future of Israel after the election of President Donald Trump and the differences between the Obama administration and Trump administration in their attitudes toward Israel. Baehr, who is the chief political correspondent for American... Read more »

ASG Senate confirms nominations of two new vice presidents

ASG Senate confirms nominations of two new vice presidents

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
January 25
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Associated Student Government unanimously confirmed the nominations of two vice presidents at Senate on Wednesday. Weinberg junior Parth Lalkiya and Medill junior Alecia Richards, who had been nominated by the selection committee, were confirmed to the positions of vice president for B-status finances... Read more »

Schapiro emphasizes importance of liberal arts education during Wilmette talk

Schapiro emphasizes importance of liberal arts education during Wilmette talk

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
January 25
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro argued for the importance of a liberal arts education Tuesday during a talk at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette. The talk and Q&A came 30 years after former University President Arnold Weber discussed the same subject at the church. Julie Peterson (Weinberg... Read more »

‘Hamilton’ cast member Anthony Ramos will visit Northwestern

‘Hamilton’ cast member Anthony Ramos will visit Northwestern

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 24
Filed under Campus

“Hamilton” cast member Anthony Ramos will come to Northwestern on Feb. 3 to answer questions and sing for students in classes centered on the acclaimed musical. Ramos, 25, who played both John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the original cast of the Broadway musical, will respond to student-submitted... Read more »

Free menstrual products will soon be available in several campus buildings

Free menstrual products will soon be available in several campus buildings

Daria Lenderman, Reporter
January 24
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Free menstrual products will be available in bathrooms in several Northwestern buildings by Feb. 1. The products will be distributed in temporary dispensers through a pilot program, which will run until mid-April, said SESP junior Sophia Etling, a member of College Feminists and Rainbow Alliance.... Read more »