The Daily Northwestern

Shared prop closet to open in effort to increase accessibility for RTVF students

Shared prop closet to open in effort to increase accessibility for RTVF students

Amy Li, Development and Recruitment Editor

February 17, 2019


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

The Undergraduate Radio/Television/Film Student Association plans to open a new closet for Department of Radio, Television and Film students to share prop resources and increase financial accessibility for students while eliminating waste within the department. Students will be able to donate props...

Even truth-seekers can become climate change skeptics, article says

Even truth-seekers can become climate change skeptics, article says

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Students should be more sympathetic to their climate change-denier relatives, an article from two Northwestern political science professors suggests. Even those who seek accuracy can become skeptics of climate change, said the article, a review of several studies written by political science Profs. James Druck...

Dittmar Gallery holds exhibition showcasing systemic violence through sculpture

Dittmar Gallery holds exhibition showcasing systemic violence through sculpture

Zach Bright, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Artist Céline Browning said her exhibition “War Games” was inspired by the shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy killed by police in Cleveland in 2014 while playing with a toy gun. “For a lot of white Americans, that was a moment police brutality against people of color was brought...

One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

One year after Parkland shooting, students remember lives lost, call for more restrictive gun laws

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Roughly 40 students gathered at The Rock on Thursday for a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed. The vigil, organized by Communication first-year Arianna Staton, was held to remember...

ASG passes legislation demanding University immediately expand gender-open housing options

ASG passes legislation demanding University immediately expand gender-open housing options

Atul Jalan, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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

Associated Student Government passed legislation asking the University to commit to an “immediate expansion” of gender-open housing options for undergraduate students during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Currently, students who opt to live in gender-open housing must choose between singles and...

Nonprofit founder Jahmal Cole encourages students to step outside their comfort zones at NCDC event

Nonprofit founder Jahmal Cole encourages students to step outside their comfort zones at NCDC event

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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

Northwestern students should leave Evanston and broaden their perspectives on Chicago communities, Jahmal Cole, the founder of the civic education nonprofit My Block, My Hood, My City said at a Wednesday event. Cole spoke to around 20 students in Harris Hall for the event, which was organized by...

Head of Buffett Institute faces backlash in response to changes in funding approvals

Head of Buffett Institute faces backlash in response to changes in funding approvals

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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

Faculty Senate members criticized recent changes to the Buffett Institute for Global Studies after a presentation by Annelise Riles, the Buffett Institute executive director, at Wednesday’s Senate meeting. Six faculty members questioned Riles, raising issue with the direction she has taken the Institute...

Going the distance: NU long-distance couples get creative for Valentine’s Day

Going the distance: NU long-distance couples get creative for Valentine’s Day

Megan Munce, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

For many, the LEGO Movie might not scream “romantic.” Yet for Weinberg first-year Jacob Ohara and his long-distance girlfriend, Daniella Lumkong, the LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part will bring the two back together on Valentine’s Day. The movie is special to them, Ohara said, because the two had...

Economics professor finds helicopter parenting linked to countries with high economic inequality

Economics professor finds helicopter parenting linked to countries with high economic inequality

Josiah Bonifant, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A Northwestern researcher is offering an explanation for the link between parenting styles and a country’s economic conditions. In his new book, “Love, Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids,” Northwestern Economics Prof. Matthias Doepke showcases his research...

Monte Booker, Kweku Collins to co-headline A&O Chicago Benefit

Monte Booker, Kweku Collins to co-headline A&O Chicago Benefit

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Musicians Monte Booker and Kweku Collins will co-headline the third Chicago Benefit concert put on by A&O Productions, according to a Wednesday news release. The show, which will be hosted on Feb. 21 at Evanston SPACE, will also feature opening performances from Chicago-based artists King Marie...

ASG to consider resolution for the expansion of gender-open housing on campus

ASG to consider resolution for the expansion of gender-open housing on campus

Avi Varghese, Reporter

February 13, 2019


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

Associated Student Government will vote on a resolution Wednesday calling for the expansion of gender-open housing on Northwestern’s campus. The resolution, co-sponsored by 68 students and nine faculty and staff members at the time of publication, requests changes to student housing policy that...

Women benefit from close-knit group of women in workplace, NU study says

Women benefit from close-knit group of women in workplace, NU study says

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Women who have a tightly-knit inner circle comprised mostly of women are more likely to be successful in getting high-ranked positions during their job search, according to a study by researchers at Northwestern and the University of Notre Dame. Kellogg Prof. Brian Uzzi, a co-author of the study...