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The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding

Julia Esparza and Alan Perez

May 22, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Graduate School is barring some students from using interdisciplinary assistantships to fund their sixth year of study, prompting condemnation from students as some struggle to offset the newly imposed financial burden. Graduate School Dean Teresa Woodruff clarified the policy in an email to humanities...

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Jacobs Center to house social sciences; construction could begin summer 2019

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The recently vacated Donald P. Jacobs Center will become a social sciences “hub” in the coming years, but construction won’t begin until summer 2019 at the earliest, Provost Jonathan Holloway told The Daily. Once renovations have been completed, the Jacobs Center is set to house the Buffett...

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Student activists unite during community teach-in, stress importance of coalitions

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 22, 2018


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

Student activist groups came together Monday at University Hall for a teach-in to inform the community of their progress and future plans to accomplish their goals. Members of Black Lives Matter NU, the Latinx Asian American Collective, Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Organizing for...

Medill, Denison University co-host third Between Coasts Forum

Medill, Denison University co-host third Between Coasts Forum

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers

The Medill School of Journalism partnered with Denison University to co-host the third Between Coasts Forum, gathering journalists to discuss how to promote underreported stories, according to a Monday news release. The forum was held May 4 and 5 at Medill’s Chicago campus, and nearly 80 local...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society chief executive talks charity, arts festivals at MSLCE event

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Stories

When Shona McCarthy describes the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she repeats a mantra: Don’t talk about the size, don’t talk about the numbers. But McCarthy, the chief executive of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Society, went against that mantra for a few minutes during her Monday talk, emphasizing...

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

NU startup Daze Depot aims to offer elevated low-cost summer storage

Amy Li, Reporter

May 21, 2018


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

Weinberg sophomore Nick Westfall started a mobile DJ company when he was a high school freshman. After coming to Northwestern and connecting with additional partners, he rebranded and relaunched Daze Productions, a company that owns its own audiovisual assets and offers full-scale production services,...

A Wildcat wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry tie the knot in lavish ceremony

A Wildcat wedding: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry tie the knot in lavish ceremony

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Beaming at her groom, Meghan Markle said her vows: “I, Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband; to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” And just like that, the Northwestern...

On eve of royal wedding, NU professors talk British monarchy’s perception

On eve of royal wedding, NU professors talk British monarchy’s perception

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

On the eve of Meghan Markle (Communication ’03) and Prince Harry’s wedding, two Northwestern professors discussed the history of the British royal family — and why the U.S is so invested in them — during a Friday event in Harris Hall. Markle, who graduated from NU with a double major in...

Potato crops helped keep peace for centuries, NU professor-led study reveals

Potato crops helped keep peace for centuries, NU professor-led study reveals

Rachel Kupfer, Reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Regardless of if they are mashed, scalloped or fried, potatoes can save lives. A study, detailed in a May 2 news release, was co-authored by Kellogg Prof. Nancy Qian and shows that areas with potato crops experienced a “significant reduction” in armed conflict from 1700 to 1900. Qian, a professor...

Handshake to replace CareerCat, MEDILLINK

Handshake to replace CareerCat, MEDILLINK

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

May 17, 2018


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

Northwestern Career Advancement and Medill Career Services are transitioning to a new career platform, the two jointly announced in emails earlier this month. CareerCat and MEDILLINK — NCA’s and Medill’s current career platforms — will be replaced by Handshake. The new system opened to employers...

International Office prepares as Trump administration moves toward crackdown on visa overstays

International Office prepares as Trump administration moves toward crackdown on visa overstays

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 17, 2018


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

The Trump administration moved last week toward heightened visa restrictions that would make it easier to bar international students from re-entering the country. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a policy memorandum revising its guidance regarding F-1 and J-1 visa holders. Those found to be violating the terms of their immigration status will begin accruing unlawful presence the day after they disc...

Harvard professor earns Nemmers Prize

Harvard professor earns Nemmers Prize

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Harvard medical school Prof. Stuart Orkin was named as a winner of the 2018 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science at Northwestern, the University announced Wednesday. NU awards five Nemmers Prizes annually to scientists whose work exhibits outstanding achievement in their respective fields....