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ASG Senate passes election commission guidelines form

ASG Senate passes election commission guidelines form

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government Senate passed reforms to election commission guidelines Wednesday. The reforms were introduced last week by chief of staff Julia Shenkman and parliamentarian Henry Molnar. Shenkman, a Weinberg junior, said they were created by the election commission after meeting with both tickets from April...

Faculty Senate discusses possible changes to Grievance and Appeals policy

Faculty Senate discusses possible changes to Grievance and Appeals policy

Cameron Cook, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Faculty Senate on Wednesday discussed a revamp of the Grievances and Appeals process, which would include the creation of an ad hoc committee and stricter time limits for appeals. The process is used to determine whether action needs to be taken when a student files a complaint against a faculty member....

Whitney announced as Dillo Day opening act

Whitney announced as Dillo Day opening act

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 16, 2018


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

Indie rock band Whitney will perform as Dillo Day’s opening act, Mayfest announced Wednesday. The Chicago-based band was formed in 2015 by Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich. They released their debut album, “Light Upon the Lake,” in 2016. Mayfest co-chair Andrew Hunter told The Daily that Whitney’s...

Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event

Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 16, 2018


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

Former Republican congressman Allen West spoke Tuesday about America’s foreign policy at a College Republicans event in Technological Institute. Nearly 60 people attended West’s talk. West, who served Florida’s 22nd District in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, spoke about President...

Panelists talk about raising awareness of civil war, refugee crisis in Syria

Panelists talk about raising awareness of civil war, refugee crisis in Syria

Carly Menker, Reporter

May 16, 2018


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

The Syrian Civil War and refugee crisis are emergencies unlike any other in the world today, and cannot be ignored, said University of Chicago lecturer Mary Bunn during a Tuesday panel. Speaking at an event hosted by UNICEF NU for Syrian Refugee Week, Bunn and her co-panelists urged the audience to...

Northwestern student Dominic Davis dies after battle with cancer

Northwestern student Dominic Davis dies after battle with cancer

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 15, 2018


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

Bienen sophomore Dominic Davis has passed away after a battle with cancer, Linda Jacobs, the school’s assistant dean for student affairs, told music students in a Tuesday email. Davis, who studied horn performance at Northwestern, had been diagnosed with jaw bone cancer during his freshman year. Growing...

Pritzker alumnus confirmed to US Court of Appeals

Pritzker alumnus confirmed to US Court of Appeals

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Lawyer and Northwestern alumnus Michael Brennan (School of Law ’89) was confirmed for a seat on the 7th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals on Thursday after a controversial confirmation process. Brennan was nominated for the position by President Donald Trump in August, and his nomination...

NU secures modest increase in student premium as markets prepare for rate hikes

NU secures modest increase in student premium as markets prepare for rate hikes

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern has renewed its contract with Aetna, securing a modest premium increase as insurers prepare to charge more in comparable markets after the repeal of the individual mandate. The University’s student health insurance premium will rise 2.4 percent to a baseline of $3,950, though out-of-network...

Ambassador talks Russian-Georgian relations, effort to join NATO

Ambassador talks Russian-Georgian relations, effort to join NATO

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

David Bakradze, the Georgian ambassador to the United States, discussed Georgian-Russian relations and Georgia’s efforts to join NATO and the European Union at a Monday event in Harris Hall. Bakradze spoke to about 80 students and administrators on a panel alongside Ian Kelly, a former U.S. ambassador...

Sid Ahuja elected ASG vice president for student activities

Sid Ahuja elected ASG vice president for student activities

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

As one of the leaders and planners of the Improve NU Challenge — a pitch competition for student ideas to improve campus — McCormick sophomore Sid Ahuja said he enjoyed providing students with the tools they needed to implement their ideas. In his new role as Associated Student Government’s...

Five professors earn University Teaching Awards

Five professors earn University Teaching Awards

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern announced Monday that five professors have earned 2018 University Teaching Awards. The winners — McCormick Prof. Josh Leonard, Communication Prof. Miriam Petty, neurobiology Prof. Catherine Woolley, McCormick Prof. Jill Wilson and anthropology Prof. Noelle Sullivan — will be recognized...

NU to upgrade emergency evacuation plan, establish committee to address campus safety

NU to upgrade emergency evacuation plan, establish committee to address campus safety

Adrian Wan, Assistant Web Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern will form a campus-wide evacuation committee in an effort to standardize its emergency evacuation plan, said Gwen Butler, environmental health and safety director in the Office of Risk Management. While emergency response practices have long been in place, the Office of Risk Management...