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Medill faculty talk about activism in journalism, staying neutral

Medill faculty talk about activism in journalism, staying neutral

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Journalists should safeguard their credibility and impartiality when deciding if they want to appear at protests and watching what they post online, Medill Prof. Mei-Ling Hopgood and lecturer Jazmin Beltran said in a talk about advocacy and journalism on Wednesday. About 25 people attended the event...

T-shirt containing profanity found on support display for sexual assault survivors

T-shirt containing profanity found on support display for sexual assault survivors

Matthew Choi, Print Managing Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

A T-shirt containing profanity was found Wednesday pinned on The Clothesline Project, a public display of support for survivors of sexual assault, event organizers said. Organizers of The Clothesline Project found a white T-shirt containing the words “F--k feminists” clipped to their display,...

ASG president discusses changes to campus alcohol policy

ASG president discusses changes to campus alcohol policy

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government President Nehaarika Mulukutla spoke about changes to campus alcohol policy during Wednesday’s Senate. A policy on the Student Organizations and Activities website states that student groups can serve alcohol at events to students over the age of 21. The policy took...

Camp Kesem raises record $45,000 during fundraising gala

Camp Kesem raises record $45,000 during fundraising gala

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories

Camp Kesem at Northwestern University raised a record amount of $45,954 during its annual fundraising gala, “Make the Magic,” on Friday. More than 200 people attended the event, held at Prairie Production in Chicago, which was organized by Medill senior Teresa Balistreri and Communication junior...

Students, faculty discuss Kellogg Global Hub’s design, suggest improvements

Students, faculty discuss Kellogg Global Hub’s design, suggest improvements

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

More than a month after the opening of the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub, students and faculty members are celebrating its open space and innovative design. Kellogg opened its doors to the new building on March 29 with a grand opening featuring speeches from deans and architects who worked...

Comedian Aparna Nancherla announced as opener for A&O, SASA spring speaker event

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

A&O Productions and the South Asian Student Alliance announced Wednesday that stand-up comedian Aparna Nancherla will open for their spring speaker event. Most recently, Nancherla worked as a writer and performer for NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” She can also be seen on Comedy Central’s...

American synth-pop band Porches to open Dillo Day

American synth-pop band Porches to open Dillo Day

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

American synth-pop band Porches will open Dillo Day this year, Mayfest announced Wednesday. Porches was formed in 2010 and is led by frontman Aaron Maine. The band’s latest album, “Pool,” made several “Best of 2016” album lists and features “a homespun electronic sound that pulls from...

College Republicans to host Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, founder and editor in chief of news site The Daily Wire, will visit Northwestern on May 24 for an event hosted by College Republicans. According to a College Republicans Facebook event, Shapiro, former editor of Breitbart.com, will discuss why “the...

Cubs director of research, development discusses statistics in baseball

Cubs director of research, development discusses statistics in baseball

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Chris Moore, the director of research and development for the Chicago Cubs, spoke about the relationship between statistics and baseball on Tuesday. Moore, who joined the team after the Chicago Cubs’ 2013 season, is tasked with creating statistical models for the team to track their likelihood...

Student EMTs to offer emergency services for first time during Dillo Day

Student EMTs to offer emergency services for first time during Dillo Day

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

Aside from D.R.A.M. and MGMT, students will see a new addition to Dillo Day operations. Northwestern Emergency Medicine Organization members will make their debut as certified emergency medical technicians during the all-day music festival. NEMO co-president and captain of the Dillo Day team Sophia...

Alumnus J.B. Pritzker discusses candidacy for Illinois governor at Northwestern

Alumnus J.B. Pritzker discusses candidacy for Illinois governor at Northwestern

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Philanthropist and venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker (Law ’93) continued his quest for the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday with a visit to Northwestern, where he discussed his background, plan for Illinois and strategy for beating incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner. “Everything that we care...

Tenth annual writers’ festival hosts three prominent authors

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Campus

This week, instead of going to class, students in Northwestern’s creative writing program will spend their time attending readings, discussions and master classes with award-winning writers. The tenth annual Spring Writers’ Festival, hosted by the creative writing program, runs Tuesday through...