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Comedian Trevor Noah to speak on campus

Comedian Trevor Noah to speak on campus

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers

Comedian and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will speak at Northwestern on Oct. 15, according to an email sent to students in the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The event will be hosted by New York Times reporter John Eligon (Medill ’04). Medill...

NU professors create animated music videos to teach children about reproductive health

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Olivia the Ovary and Timothy the Testis star alongside a host of other cartoon characters in “A New You, That’s Who” — a series of music videos aiming to teach children about reproductive health. Feinberg Prof. Teresa Woodruff, dean of The Graduate School and an OB-GYN, helped create the series,...

Lisa’s Cafe replaces sandwich menu with Mexican cuisine

Lisa’s Cafe replaces sandwich menu with Mexican cuisine

Emily Chaiet, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Lisa’s Cafe dropped its signature sandwich menu in favor of new Mexican dishes. After collecting student feedback, Northwestern Dining updated the cafe’s menu options and offerings from its fresh market — the rebranded name of C-stores, said Buzz Doyle, general manager of NU Dining. “We...

Father of NU student who took his own life speaks about mental health at 5k

Father of NU student who took his own life speaks about mental health at 5k

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

For the first time since his son’s death in May 2015, Steven Arkin stepped onto Northwestern’s campus to speak at a fundraiser Sunday about mental health. In a speech to participants in the National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban 5k RUN WALK, Steven Arkin stressed the importance ...

Students, faculty gather at vigil honoring Chuyuan Qiu 1 year after death

Students, faculty gather at vigil honoring Chuyuan Qiu 1 year after death

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

More than 50 Northwestern students and faculty lit candles and shared memories of Weinberg freshman Chuyuan “Chu” Qiu on Friday, one year after Qiu’s death. Qiu died in a biking accident on Sheridan Road last September. She was riding her bike westbound when she was hit by a cement truck at the intersection of...

Associated Press reporter wins Medill award for reporting in Venezuela

Associated Press reporter wins Medill award for reporting in Venezuela

Gerardo Alvarez, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus

More than 170 Northwestern students and faculty gathered Friday to celebrate former Associated Press correspondent Hannah Dreier for her reporting in Venezuela. Dreier accepted the 2016 James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism at the event, which was held at the McCormick Foundation Center...

Northwestern professor discusses successful relationships at talk on new book

Northwestern professor discusses successful relationships at talk on new book

Carly Menker, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty

A Northwestern professor said people now have more choices when deciding the nature of their relationships during a talk Friday. Psychology Prof. Eli Finkel offered relationship advice and discussed his research about marital relationships, while promoting his new book, “The All-or-Nothing Marriage.”...

Alumni donate $1.5 million to establish engagement fund at Block Museum

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Facilities

The Block Museum of Art received a $1.5 million gift from Northwestern alumni Stephen Wilson (Weinberg ’70, Kellogg ’74) and Susan Wilson (Medill ’70) to support a new engagement program, according to a Friday news release. “We have been excited by the work of the Block Museum in recent years...

Former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power to speak at Northwestern

Former United Nations ambassador Samantha Power to speak at Northwestern

Allie Goulding, Photo Editor

September 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Samantha Power, former United States ambassador to the United Nations, will speak at Northwestern on Oct. 2 as part of the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series. The event, co-hosted by CTSS, Global Engagement Summit and the Department of Political Science, will be held at Ryan Family Auditorium in...

Northwestern ‘reviewing’ new Education Department sexual assault guidance

Northwestern ‘reviewing’ new Education Department sexual assault guidance

David Fishman, Print Managing Editor

September 22, 2017


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

Northwestern administrators said they will review Obama-era guidelines on sexual assault following Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision Friday to rescind the policies and replace them with new ones. DeVos’ decision, published online as a “Dear Colleague” letter, highlights her desire to grant accused studen...

5k for mental health awareness moved from Park Ridge to Evanston

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

September 22, 2017


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

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a 5k race, which has previously been held in Park Ridge, Illinois, on Clark Street Beach this Sunday to raise awareness about mental illness. The NAMI Cook County North Suburban 5K RUN WALK, which will begin at 8 a.m., is part of a national series...

Northwestern rocket team to compete for chance to set Guinness World Record

Northwestern rocket team to compete for chance to set Guinness World Record

Alan Perez, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Though the deadline for a chance to set a Guinness World Record is fast approaching, the Northwestern University Space Technology and Rocketry Society is still putting final touches on its rocket. Nevertheless, NUSTARS president Monica Berg is optimistic. “If there’s one thing NUSTARS is good...