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Hillel to bring actor Josh Peck as fall speaker

Hillel to bring actor Josh Peck as fall speaker

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 30, 2017


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

Actor Josh Peck will speak at Northwestern on Nov. 9 in Cahn Auditorium as Hillel’s fall speaker. Peck, known for his role as Josh Nichols on the Nickelodeon television show “Drake & Josh,” will discuss his life and Jewish identity, said Sasha Becker, Hillel’s vice president for programming. “We...

Northwestern astrophysicists reflect on discovery of neutron star collision

Northwestern astrophysicists reflect on discovery of neutron star collision

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

During her postdoctoral years at Harvard University, Northwestern physics and astronomy Prof. Vicky Kalogera said she started looking into gravitational wave astrophysics as a side project, despite discouragement from others. “At the time, it didn’t look clear that gravitational wave observations...

Author Matt Taibbi talks police brutality, Eric Garner at Chicago Humanities Festival event

Alison Albelda, Reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers

New York Times bestselling-author Matt Taibbi discussed racial tensions and civilian-police interactions in Cahn Auditorium on Saturday as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. About 600 people attended the event, which was moderated by Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot. Taibbi said...

University to allow SAE back on campus in fall 2018 if chapter ‘successfully completes’ suspension

University to allow SAE back on campus in fall 2018 if chapter ‘successfully completes’ suspension

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern will allow Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity to return to campus if it “successfully completes” its suspension in 2018, University spokesman Al Cubbage said, even though Interfraternity Council decided Tuesday to cease to recognize SAE until 2021. In April, the University suspended SAE until September 2018 because the chapter “knowingly violated” its disciplinary probation last ac...

ASG senators pass emergency legislation to support non-tenure eligible faculty union

ASG senators pass emergency legislation to support non-tenure eligible faculty union

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Student Government

Associated Student Government senators passed emergency legislation Wednesday in support of the non-tenure eligible faculty union. The resolution, submitted by the union and two students, calls upon the University to recognize the disputed results of a July 2016 election to form the union. It also...

McCormick launches new master’s program in artificial intelligence

McCormick launches new master’s program in artificial intelligence

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering will launch a new Master of Science program in artificial intelligence, the University announced earlier this week. The degree is a 15-month program that will provide additional training for students who want to enter the field of artificial intelligence,...

Journalists speak at panel about diversity in newsrooms

Journalists speak at panel about diversity in newsrooms

Alexis White, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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

Three journalists spoke at Northwestern as part of a Thursday panel, discussing patterns in the changing media landscape and their experiences with diversity in newsrooms. The event, hosted by Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, featured Doreen St. Félix of The New Yorker, Wesley Morris of The New...

Steve Forbes, Charles Murray to visit NU as College Republicans’ fall speakers

Steve Forbes, Charles Murray to visit NU as College Republicans’ fall speakers

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 26, 2017


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

Steve Forbes, editor in chief and chairman of Forbes Media, will be the annual fall speaker for Northwestern College Republicans, the group announced Thursday. The event, titled “Business, Media and Politics in 2017,” will be held in Fisk Hall on Nov. 6 and will be open to the public, the release...

PHA women feel ‘invalidated’ in fraternity spaces, survey shows

PHA women feel ‘invalidated’ in fraternity spaces, survey shows

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Greek, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

A Panhellenic Association survey found that more than three-quarters of respondents have felt “uncomfortable” in a fraternity space, or that a fraternity has placed its own interests above their safety. The 2017 PHA Sexual Assault Task Force survey, sent to PHA members last spring, was created...

Students in Foster-Walker report leaks after heavy rains

Students in Foster-Walker report leaks after heavy rains

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities

Students have reported several instances of leaks in Foster-Walker Complex after heavy rains, an issue director of Residential Services Jennifer Luttig-Komrosky attributed to the building’s age. Medill junior Lizzy Ju said she first noticed a leak in her room in Plex during Fall Quarter last year...

NU dining program allows students to take out food, reduce waste

NU dining program allows students to take out food, reduce waste

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities

Northwestern Dining launched a new take-out program in Elder Dining Hall this quarter in an effort to reduce paper waste and cater to students’ busy schedules. The “Choose to Reuse” program launched Sept. 11. To enroll in the program, students pay $5 per year to access take-out containers. The...

IFC ceases recognition of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity until 2021 following ‘unbecoming’ actions, continued recruitment

IFC ceases recognition of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity until 2021 following ‘unbecoming’ actions, continued recruitment

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

Interfraternity Council has ceased to recognize Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity until 2021 after the chapter violated its suspension by recruiting new members and engaging in actions that have “continued to make the Northwestern community less and less safe,” according to a statement released by IFC...