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Vigil brings together people of different faiths against travel ban

Vigil brings together people of different faiths against travel ban

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

About 30 students of different religions gathered at The Rock on Tuesday to stand against the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration. As they stood shoulder-to-shoulder, they shared prayers, criticisms and hopes in response to the recent executive order. The #NoBanNoWall Vigil — hosted by...

Kombucha startup wins Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank

Kombucha startup wins Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank

Catherine Kim, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

First-year Kellogg School of Management student Kathryn Bernell went home with a grand prize of $5,000 after pitching and sharing samples from her kombucha startup at the first Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank on Friday. Eight student-run startups participated in the competition — inspired by...

Students, faculty discuss Black House, cultural spaces at community dialogue

Students, faculty discuss Black House, cultural spaces at community dialogue

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
February 7
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Students and faculty addressed upcoming changes to the Black House and a range of student concerns at a community dialogue held at Allison Hall on Monday. More than 70 people attended the community dialogue, which focused on “the student experience” and featured several University presenters who...

NU students expand science database after Trump order restricting federal research findings

Daria Lenderman, Reporter
February 7
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Open Science Database, a media platform founded by Northwestern Ph.D. students to make science research easily accessible to the general public, has expanded to include federally funded research and climate change findings. The moves follows the Trump administration’s recent order banning several government...

Students thank Ald. Judy Fiske for new street lighting on Sheridan Road

Students thank Ald. Judy Fiske for new street lighting on Sheridan Road

Ally Mauch, Reporter
February 7
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

About 100 students wrote thank you notes to Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) for her role in the installation of new lighting on the west side of Sheridan Road’s sidewalk in September. The west side of Sheridan Road — which is city property — previously only had street lights for cars while the sidewalk...

University notifies students about reports of sexual assaults, possible date rape drugs given at fraternity houses

University notifies students about reports of sexual assaults, possible date rape drugs given at fraternity houses

Julia Jacobs and Nora Shelly
February 6
Filed under Campus, Greek, Sexual Assault, Top Stories

The University announced Monday evening that the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office received a report last week that four female students were potentially given a date rape drug at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Jan. 21. The report alleges that two of the female students believe they were sexually...

Students gather to call, write representatives in opposition to Trump executive orders

Students gather to call, write representatives in opposition to Trump executive orders

Jake Holland, Assistant Campus Editor
February 5
Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Students contacted elected officials in an effort to to combat President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders at an event hosted Sunday by ZOOZ, a Jewish social advocacy organization at Northwestern. ZOOZ organized a “Post-Inauguration Day of Action” at Fiedler Hillel to provide students with...

Incoming SESP dean David Figlio enters position after years of teaching, research

Erica Snow, Reporter
February 5
Filed under Campus, Faculty

Human development and social policy Prof. David Figlio estimates he’s taught more than 13,000 students over the course of his professional career. Now, he’ll oversee more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students, 34 faculty and more than 100 staff members as the new dean of the School of Education an...

David Figlio named next SESP dean

David Figlio named next SESP dean

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Human development and social policy Prof. David Figlio was named the incoming dean of the School of Education and Social Policy, the school announced Friday. Figlio, currently the Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy, will begin the position on Sept. 1. He will replace the current...

Local artists play first-ever A&O Chicago Benefit show

Local artists play first-ever A&O Chicago Benefit show

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Chicago got comfortable in Evanston Thursday night. Rapper Noname, who was born and raised in Chicago, performed before a sold-out crowd at Evanston SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., in the first-ever A&O Chicago Benefit. Noname took advantage of the intimate venue to converse casually with fans during...

Black House committee in midst of renovations-planning process, talks with architects

Black House committee in midst of renovations-planning process, talks with architects

Yvonne Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Black House feasibility study steering committee is currently working with architects to prepare a report about renovations to the Black House, with renovations likely to begin around the start of Spring Quarter, vice president for student affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin told The Daily. Since the...

Faculty Senate endorses petition opposing Trump’s travel ban

Jonah Dylan, Assistant Campus Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Faculty Senate endorsed a petition Wednesday opposing the executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week. The group Academics Against Immigration Executive Order created the petition, which had garnered more than 27,000 signatures as of Thursday night. The petition lays out three points...