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Department of Homeland Security approves NU economics department’s classification as STEM major

Department of Homeland Security approves NU economics department’s classification as STEM major

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


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

The Department of Homeland Security has approved the Northwestern economics department’s decision to classify as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics major, International Office director Ravi Shankar told The Daily in a Friday email. The approval comes after NU’s economics department...

Joey Bada$$ to perform as Dillo Day daytime headliner

Joey Bada$$ to perform as Dillo Day daytime headliner

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Rapper Joey Bada$$ will be the daytime headliner for Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Friday. The Brooklyn native, whose real name is Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, is known for songs like “Devastated” and “Rockabye Baby.” Mayfest co-chair Andrew Hunter said he is excited about the energy Joey Bada$$...

Folk artists Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza to perform at Philfest on Monday

Folk artists Amen Dunes, Lisa/Liza to perform at Philfest on Monday

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Amen Dunes — the folk-rock project of artist Damon McMahon — will be the headliner for this year’s Philfest, A&O Productions announced Friday. McMahon originally began the project as a collection of improvised songs, and has since released a variety of work as Dunes, from spoken word to...

Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Economics department may gain STEM recognition, pending Department of Homeland Security approval

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s economics department could be classified as a science, technology, engineering and mathematics major as soon as Friday, International Office director Ravi Shankar said. The department voted unanimously to classify as a STEM major in April, but students and faculty did not expect the change to be officially approved for months. But the process...

ASG to propose replacing residential senator seats with undergraduate school representatives

ASG to propose replacing residential senator seats with undergraduate school representatives

Maddie Burakoff and Rishika Dugyala

May 25, 2018


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

Associated Student Government leaders will submit a proposal to replace residential senator seats with a caucus that proportionately represents students by school, according to a Thursday statement. The statement said the switch would be one of “the most substantive and historic changes to the structure...

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

New food service provider says it won’t use federal E-Verify program

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A subsidiary of Compass Group North America said it will not participate in the E-Verify program when it takes over Northwestern food service operations in the fall. Michael Bennett, a district manager for Chartwells Higher Education, announced the decision Wednesday at an Associated Student Government Senate meeting. “We will not be doing E-Verify,” he said. “We have a broader agreement with the...

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Young the Giant to headline Dillo Day

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Alternative rock band Young the Giant will headline Dillo Day, Mayfest announced Thursday. Formed in Irvine, California, the band was initially known as The Jakes but changed its name to Young the Giant in 2009. The band released its eponymous debut album in 2010. Mayfest co-chair Keaton Sullivan...

Northwestern receives $10 million grant to fund quantitative biology research

Northwestern receives $10 million grant to fund quantitative biology research

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Northwestern received a $10 million grant to fund research in quantitative biology, the University announced Thursday. The grant was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation. It will establish the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology, which will focus on collaborative...

Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Friends, professors remember Dominic Davis for perseverance, kindness

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

In February, Dominic Davis performed for the horn studio program at the Bienen School of Music. Less than a year earlier, he had been diagnosed with cancer for the second time and, despite a surgery that replaced half of his jaw, he continued to play. “Everyone was really touched by that performance,”...

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Compass presents food service plan, dining hall renovations at ASG Senate

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 24, 2018


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

Employees of Compass Group North America, Northwestern’s new food service provider, presented Wednesday their vision for dining halls and other spaces to Associated Student Government Senate. Karl Behrens, chief operations officer of the Compass Group project division, said his team plans to renovate...

Communities In Schools of Chicago named 2019 Dance Marathon primary beneficiary

Communities In Schools of Chicago named 2019 Dance Marathon primary beneficiary

Jonah Dylan and Wilson Chapman

May 23, 2018


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

Communities In Schools of Chicago will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s 2019 Dance Marathon, NUDM announced Wednesday. The announcement was made by Weinberg juniors CJ Patel and Justin Savin, the 2019 NUDM co-chairs, at an event in University Hall. Savin and Patel were both committee...

Panelists discuss entrepreneurship, benefits of social impact work

Panelists discuss entrepreneurship, benefits of social impact work

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories

When navigating the career field, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) said it’s important for Northwestern students to be confident in their ideas and roll with the punches, wherever a career might take them. Rue Simmons spoke on Tuesday’s Women in Social Impact panel with Amy Silverstein — senior...