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Northwestern alumnus part of Oscar-nominated ‘La La Land’ production team

Northwestern alumnus part of Oscar-nominated ‘La La Land’ production team

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter
January 24
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern alumnus Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02), a producer and actor from New York City, was a member of the producing team behind “La La Land,” which was nominated for 14 Academy Awards on Tuesday, including “Best Picture.” “La La Land,” written and directed by Damien Chazelle,... Read more »

First African-American woman astronaut discusses convergence of civil rights, space

First African-American woman astronaut discusses convergence of civil rights, space

Amanda Svachula, Reporter
January 24
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

Mae Jemison, the first female African-American astronaut, urged in a speech at Northwestern on Monday that diverse perspectives are necessary to advance not only social progress, but also scientific discovery. Jemison, the keynote speaker for NU’s two-week Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, spoke... Read more »

Playwright Young Jean Lee discusses her experiences writing identity-based art

Playwright Young Jean Lee discusses her experiences writing identity-based art

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
January 23
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

When deciding what to address in her work, playwright Young Jean Lee said she thinks of the worst play in the world she could possibly write. “And then I force myself to write that play,” Lee said. In a talk hosted jointly by the Theater Department and the Department of Radio, Television and... Read more »

Journalists discuss experiences as foreign reporters in Cuba

Maddie Jarrard, Reporter
January 23
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Three days since President Barack Obama left office, three journalists spoke at a panel Monday about the future of journalism in Cuba, a nation with which the former president worked to repair decades of strained relations. The panel featured journalists Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin and Sally Jacobs.... Read more »

Northwestern establishes partnership with CPS high school

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
January 23
Filed under Campus, Education, Latest Stories

Northwestern will establish a partnership with Lake View High School, which is within the Chicago Public Schools system, to bolster the school’s STEM program, the University announced Friday. University spokesman Al Cubbage said Northwestern faculty will be working with the University’s Science in Society group — a re... Read more »

Noname, Jamila Woods to play A&O Chicago Benefit

Noname, Jamila Woods to play A&O Chicago Benefit

Matthew Choi and Yvonne Kim
January 23
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Chicago hip-hop artist Noname will headline A&O Chicago Benefit on Feb. 2, A&O announced Monday. The organization announced Wednesday that Chicago R&B artist Jamila Woods will open the event. The concert — to be held at SPACE Evanston, 1245 Chicago Ave. — was created specifically to... Read more »

Students react to Trump’s inauguration as 45th president

Students react to Trump’s inauguration as 45th president

Matthew Choi and Jonah Dylan
January 22
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As Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday, students both demonstrated against 45th president’s inauguration and flew across the country to witness the ceremony. Student Action NU organized a protest in Norris University Center, during which four students spoke about how they could fight Trump’s agenda.... Read more »

Northwestern students join Women’s March on Washington, Chicago

Northwestern students join Women’s March on Washington, Chicago

Matthew Choi and Kristine Liao
January 22
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On Saturday, Camille Cooley had committed to attend a mandatory event for Alpha Phi Omega, her service fraternity, but canceled last minute to go to the Women’s March on Chicago instead. “I felt, in 10 years, what am I going to remember more, and what’s more important to me?” the SESP junior... Read more »

Chicago mayor, Schapiro celebrate new Northwestern facility for CPS students

Chicago mayor, Schapiro celebrate new Northwestern facility for CPS students

Marissa Page, Managing Editor
January 22
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CHICAGO — University President Morton Schapiro and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel convened at Northwestern’s Chicago campus on Sunday to celebrate the opening of a facility for the Northwestern Academy for Chicago Public Schools. The new space, which University spokesman Al Cubbage said first became... Read more »

Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Students, faculty ignite ghostlight to promote inclusion on eve of inauguration

Catherine Kim, Reporter
January 20
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

More than 150 students and faculty simultaneously lit flashlights at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday as part of a nationwide movement to support inclusion the day before President-elect Donald Trump assumes the presidency. The demonstration was part of The Ghostlight... Read more »

Northwestern student appointed to Hillel International board of directors

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
January 20
Filed under Campus

A Northwestern student was appointed to Hillel International’s board of directors, according to a news release published Wednesday. SESP sophomore Ruthie Charendoff is one of four students from U.S. universities to be appointed to the board this year. They join two other students, Hannah Schlachter... Read more »

Freshman hopes to start ukulele club on campus

Freshman hopes to start ukulele club on campus

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
January 19
Filed under Campus

There’s no “I” in ukulele. McCormick freshman Peter Hartman knows that as well as anybody. When he was a freshman in high school, Hartman said he started a small ukulele club, which grew to more than 50 members by the time he graduated. “I made some really great friends through it,”... Read more »