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Illinois Teacher of the Year speaks about education, inspiring future leaders

Illinois Teacher of the Year speaks about education, inspiring future leaders

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Ricardo Castro, the 2017 Illinois Teacher of the Year, emphasized the importance of having the “right narrative” toward education at an event Monday. “It’s very important that we understand our worldview towards education,” Castro said. “If you have the wrong narrative a lot of people...

Mayfest serves up preview of Dillo Day food trucks

Mayfest serves up preview of Dillo Day food trucks

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

In preparation for Dillo Day, some sample the artists’ tracks and others sample vendors’ bites. Food trucks lined up in front of Deering Library on Monday for Mayfest’s Taste of Dillo, the first food truck preview in Dillo Day history, said Kyle Austin, Mayfest’s director of programming. The...

In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Sharon Wang was one of more than 300 students who marched Feb. 10 to support survivors following allegations of druggings and sexual assaults at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Wang, who said she is a survivor of sexual assault, shared her story at the march in front of the crowd gathered outside the fraternity’s national...

McSA speakers discuss fighting Islamophobia in Trump era

McSA speakers discuss fighting Islamophobia in Trump era

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
May 14, 2017
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With the election of President Donald Trump, Islamophobia is a larger problem now than ever and anyone can be a target of prejudice, scholar Dalia Mogahed said during an event Friday. Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, was joined by award-winning British...

Former U.S. ambassador to NATO discusses Russia, globalization

Former U.S. ambassador to NATO discusses Russia, globalization

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 14, 2017
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Ivo Daalder, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, discussed U.S. foreign affairs and said NATO is returning to its original mission of deterring the Russians during an event Friday. “The fundamental raison d’être, the NATO 1.0 reason for NATO existing, is back with a vengeance,” Daalder said. Daalder,...

‘La La Land’ producer Jordan Horowitz to speak at Northwestern

‘La La Land’ producer Jordan Horowitz to speak at Northwestern

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 14, 2017
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Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02), producer of Academy Award-winning film “La La Land,” will return to Northwestern on May 23 for a screening of the film and a Q&A hosted by Studio 22. Horowitz, co-founder of film and television company Original Headquarters, received a theater degree from...

Panelists discuss how late night comedy TV presents news to audiences

Panelists discuss how late night comedy TV presents news to audiences

Anna Laffrey, Reporter
May 14, 2017
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Four late night comedy mainstays said humor is a way to understand current events in today’s political climate, as it allows people to absorb serious news in a lighthearted way. The comedians, who visited campus Friday for a panel held at Annie May Swift Hall, said TV comedy offers viewers a respite...

NU-Q to open first digital museum in new media building

NU-Q to open first digital museum in new media building

Kristine Liao, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar is scheduled to open the country’s first digital museum in fall 2018, the museum’s director said at a presentation Thursday. The museum, called The Media Majlis, will focus on media, journalism and communication. Pamela Erskine-Loftus, director of the museum, spoke...

Author Zadie Smith discusses race, identity expressed in her work

Author Zadie Smith discusses race, identity expressed in her work

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 12, 2017
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Author Zadie Smith said she grew up searching for black actors on TV because there were so few. Though they mostly played a small range of characters such as maids, she said she loved seeing them doing the best they could with their art. Smith discussed race, identity and her literary work during...

Smith College president speaks on importance of women in leadership, continuing fight against sexism

Smith College president speaks on importance of women in leadership, continuing fight against sexism

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
May 11, 2017
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Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College and former dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education, said women should combat sexism by supporting other women and ensuring their voices are heard during an event Thursday. McCartney spoke to about 100 students and faculty at the Allen Center. The...

Student beekeeping club works to bring bees to campus

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus

Though many people fear the idea of bees, some Northwestern students are trying to bring more to campus. Bees for a Sustainable World, part of Engineers for a Sustainable World, is currently working with the University to bring beehives to campus before the end of the quarter, said Jared Colin, a...

NU Libraries receives federal grant to digitize folk music festival archive

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus

Northwestern University Libraries received nearly $300,000 from a federal grant, which will be used to digitize, describe and make available online a historic folk music archive, the University announced Wednesday. According to a news release, the digitization of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive...