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Graham leaves University Police for University of Virginia

Graham leaves University Police for University of Virginia

Jake Holland, Web Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Former assistant vice president and deputy chief of police Gloria Graham has left Northwestern for the University of Virginia’s police department. Graham, who filled the UP role from September 2015 until May 2, joined the University of Virginia on Monday as the associate vice president for safety...

ASG parliamentarian, new chief of staff introduce changes to election guidelines

ASG parliamentarian, new chief of staff introduce changes to election guidelines

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 9, 2018


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

New Associated Student Government chief of staff Julia Shenkman and parliamentarian Henry Molnar introduced election commission guidelines reform at Senate on Wednesday. Shenkman, a Weinberg junior who served as this year’s election co-commissioner, said the most important proposed change is categorizing...

Compass, service workers’ union reach agreement on dining transition

Compass, service workers’ union reach agreement on dining transition

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 9, 2018


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

Northwestern’s new food provider and the union representing the University’s service workers have reached an agreement ahead of the upcoming dining transition, dispelling some uncertainty about job security that worried many workers to the point of collective action. UNITE HERE Local 1, the union...

Medical examiner rules Kenzie Krogh’s death a suicide

Medical examiner rules Kenzie Krogh’s death a suicide

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 9, 2018


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

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded Wednesday that SESP junior Kenzie Krogh’s February death was a suicide, spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman told The Daily in an email. The conclusion comes after months of questions about Krogh’s death. On Feb. 25, Krogh — a 20-year-old from Durham,...

Charles Whitaker named interim dean of Medill

Charles Whitaker named interim dean of Medill

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Medill Prof. Charles Whitaker has been named interim dean of the Medill School of Journalism, the school announced Wednesday. Whitaker, who will take over on July 1, is currently the associate dean and Helen Gurley Brown Magazine Chair at Medill. He joined the Medill faculty in 1993. “Medill...

Searle Center hires first assistant director for diversity, inclusion

Searle Center hires first assistant director for diversity, inclusion

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Years after Omari Keeles left the University of Miami, students still told educational and psychological studies Prof. Laura Kohn-Wood how much they enjoyed his class on black psychology. Keeles would meet with them individually, review their work extensively and devote hours to creating his syllabus,...

Litterbox aims to give students an affordable summer storage option

Litterbox aims to give students an affordable summer storage option

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 9, 2018


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

After his freshman year ended, Communication sophomore Sanfeng Wang was met with a dilemma: He had items he couldn’t bring home with him, but he didn’t want to pay upwards of $150 for storage. This experience led Wang to found Litterbox, a summer storage company for students. The company works...

Journalist Steven Thrasher to join Medill as inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair

Journalist Steven Thrasher to join Medill as inaugural Daniel H. Renberg chair

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

May 9, 2018


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

Steven Thrasher, a 2012 recipient of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association’s Journalist of the Year Award, will join the Medill School of Journalism in 2019. Thrasher, who has written about LGBTQ issues for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian and Buzzfeed, will...

Psychology department hosts panel about inequality on campus

Psychology department hosts panel about inequality on campus

Catherine Kim, Web Editor

May 8, 2018


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

During a Tuesday discussion with psychology department faculty, student panelists shared their experiences of inequality on campus and institutional solutions to the issue. The talk, which attracted approximately 120 people at the McCormick Foundation Center Forum, is the first installment in a series...

Design for America honored with national award

Design for America honored with national award

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Design for America, a national network of students, mentors and community leaders co-founded by McCormick Prof. Liz Gerber, has been honored with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s National Design Award for corporate and institutional achievement. The National Design Awards recognize...

Exhibit showcases humanitarian work of organization founded by Ismaili Imam

Exhibit showcases humanitarian work of organization founded by Ismaili Imam

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

An exhibit featuring the humanitarian work of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims highlighted the community’s expansive reach throughout the world. The exhibit, hosted by the Center for Civic Engagement in Parkes Hall on Monday, showcased the contributions to developing countries made by the Aga Khan...

Seven Medill alumni to be inducted into Hall of Achievement

Seven Medill alumni to be inducted into Hall of Achievement

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

The Medill School of Journalism will induct seven alumni into its Hall of Achievement, the school’s highest honor, later this month. The inductees include Kevin Blackistone (Medill ’81), Mervin Block (Medill ’59), Patricia Callahan (Medill ’93), Jose Costa (Medill ’04), Karen Ferguson Fuson...