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Black Lives Matter co-founder discusses intersection of race, misogyny, mental health

Black Lives Matter co-founder discusses intersection of race, misogyny, mental health

Megan Munce, Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Stories

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said she decided to write her memoir after noticing that other books about the black experience focused on individuals rather than the wider narrative. “This is a story of collective surviving,” Cullors said. Cullors spoke to over 250 people at...

ASG forms ad hoc committee to promote student wellness within student groups

ASG forms ad hoc committee to promote student wellness within student groups

Atul Jalan, Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government unanimously passed legislation to create an ad hoc committee to research and make recommendations regarding student wellness within Northwestern student organizations during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. The Ad Hoc Student Group Wellness Reform Committee will be led...

In God we trust?: Young Life leaders bring Christianity to North Shore teens — though it’s not for everyone

In God we trust?: Young Life leaders bring Christianity to North Shore teens — though it’s not for everyone

Gabby Birenbaum, Social Media Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

This article is the first in a series on religious involvement on Northwestern’s campus. In the midst of studies showing declining levels of religiosity among college students, the series will spotlight different religious groups’ methods and thoughts on maintaining their faith. Religion played a...

Despite deficit, President Schapiro says ‘no constraint’ on student services funding

Despite deficit, President Schapiro says ‘no constraint’ on student services funding

Avi Varghese, Reporter

January 24, 2019


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

University President Morton Schapiro discussed the budget deficit and controversial visiting evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa during a Wednesday question-and-answer session. Schapiro’s “Southwest Neighborhood Q&A,” held in Willard Hall’s Great Room, drew a crowd of about 40 and...

Holloway defends ‘academic freedom,’ saying Kanazawa’s removal would make matters worse

Holloway defends ‘academic freedom,’ saying Kanazawa’s removal would make matters worse

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

January 24, 2019


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

Provost Jonathan Holloway said removing Satoshi Kanazawa from campus would only make matters worse when students confronted him during a Wednesday Q&A event. About 30 students, clad in black, walked into Associated Student Government Senate to express their frustration with the University’s...

LGBTQ students face unique impediments when studying abroad. How does Northwestern support them?

LGBTQ students face unique impediments when studying abroad. How does Northwestern support them?

Pranav Baskar, Assistant Campus Editor

January 23, 2019


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

It was the fall of 2016, and Broderick Topil — then a sophomore — had a monumental choice to make. He had found himself in the rural and religious heartland of the Dominican Republic, where he was doing community work for a local nongovernmental organization. The internship, organized through...

Months after PWild’s suspension, counselors grapple with administration’s transparency issues

Months after PWild’s suspension, counselors grapple with administration’s transparency issues

Alex Schwartz, Print Managing Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

Tara Krantz said she couldn’t imagine her freshman year at Northwestern without Project Wildcat. For the Weinberg sophomore, it was invaluable having a week in the woods to reflect on her transition into college and meet other new students. “It gives you a really solid cushion to fall back on...

Healthy sexuality, sexual violence prevention training mandate extended to club sports teams

Healthy sexuality, sexual violence prevention training mandate extended to club sports teams

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 22, 2019


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

Club sports teams will now be required to complete Center for Awareness, Response and Education trainings after Associated Student Government partnered with Northwestern Recreation to extend the mandate beyond ASG funded student groups. CARE trainings, which promote healthy sexuality and fight sexual...

NU-based materials design center receives $25 million grant

NU-based materials design center receives $25 million grant

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

The Center for Hierarchical Materials Design received a $25 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to fund its next five years, according to a Tuesday news release. The center, which is located on Northwestern’s Evanston campus, develops new tools, databases and experimental...

New student-run company advertises externships to undergraduates

New student-run company advertises externships to undergraduates

Zoe Malin, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

While internship and job opportunities seem to be endlessly advertised, externships are often overlooked. A new student-run company started by two Weinberg juniors, XTERNS, is trying to change that by exposing externships to more undergraduate students. The organization, created by Div Dasani and...

Activist who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. calls for ‘political justice’

Activist who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. calls for ‘political justice’

Josiah Bonifant, Reporter

January 22, 2019


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

During a Monday night vigil honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, civil rights activist Benjamin Chavis Jr. fondly recalled King offering to help him put up fliers, despite his high-profile status. “When you’re a leader, you never ask a follower to do something you’re not willing to do,”...

Frozen dome at Dearborn Observatory doesn’t deter eclipse watch party

Frozen dome at Dearborn Observatory doesn’t deter eclipse watch party

Aaron Wang, Reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

As the moon, Earth and sun lined up for a total lunar eclipse Sunday night, skygazers from Northwestern and nearby neighborhoods crowded Dearborn Observatory despite the cold winter temperatures. The lunar eclipse viewing party, held by Northwestern’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and...