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J.B. Pritzker will no longer serve on Northwestern’s Board of Trustees

J.B. Pritzker will no longer serve on Northwestern’s Board of Trustees

Alan Perez, Editor in Chief

January 17, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The billionaire Democrat resigned from his position on Dec. 3 after winning the November gubernatorial election by a 15-point margin, Northwestern spokesman Bob Rowley said in an email to The Daily. Pritzker (School of Law ‘93) has served on the board since 2004, and has donated millions of dollars to the University, including a $100 million gift to the School of Law in 2015.

Feinberg professor finds one in 10 Americans have food allergies

Feinberg professor finds one in 10 Americans have food allergies

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

More than 10 percent of U.S. adults have food allergies, nearly half of whom developed an allergy in adulthood, according to a new study by Feinberg Prof. Dr. Ruchi Gupta. The study found 10.8 percent of American adults –– over 26 million people –– have food allergies. It determined another 19 p...

Mandatory sexual misconduct training to roll out later this month

Mandatory sexual misconduct training to roll out later this month

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Northwestern administrators are rolling out mandatory sexual misconduct training for students and revising the faculty misconduct training, according to a Wednesday email from Patricia Telles-Irvin, the vice president for student affairs. The training, which the Office of Equity will facilitate,...

ASG passes amendment recommending professors disclose ‘oppressive’ nature of Kanazawa’s research

ASG passes amendment recommending professors disclose ‘oppressive’ nature of Kanazawa’s research

Atul Jalan, Reporter

January 17, 2019


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

The Associated Student Government Senate on Wednesday passed legislation calling on Northwestern administrators to terminate controversial evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa’s visiting scholarship and denounce his research as “racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic.” The ASG resolution,...

Faculty Senate notebook: Scholar review policy passes; email policy draws concern

Faculty Senate notebook: Scholar review policy passes; email policy draws concern

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The first Faculty Senate of 2019 met on Jan. 16. Here’s a look at some of the issues discussed. For our main story about the budget deficit, click here. Official status for scholars requires ‘due diligence’ A motion requiring “due diligence” before granting scholars and researchers an official sta...

University drew from endowment to resolve $94 million deficit

University drew from endowment to resolve $94 million deficit

Joshua Irvine and Danny Vesurai, Reporters

January 17, 2019


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

Northwestern drew $100 million from its endowment to resolve the $94 million budget deficit from fiscal year 2018, Provost Jonathan Holloway told Faculty Senate on Wednesday. The move broke from the University’s typical 5 percent annual draw from the endowment, increasing it to a 6 percent draw,...

Students at town hall demand administrators force Kanazawa off campus

Students at town hall demand administrators force Kanazawa off campus

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 17, 2019


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

Students held a town hall Wednesday to discuss and draft plans to remove controversial visiting scholar Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist whose work on race and gender has provoked outrage on campus. The town hall was held to facilitate discussion about the effect of Kanazawa’s presence at Northwes...

After presidential resignation, ASG adopts new leadership structure

After presidential resignation, ASG adopts new leadership structure

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

January 16, 2019


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

After Sky Patterson, citing her need to focus on health and academics, submitted the first presidential resignation in the last 20 years of Associated Student Government history this past December, the organization has adopted a new leadership structure to work around her absence. Former Executiv...

Dining services provides breakfast to make up for Elder’s renovation delay

Dining services provides breakfast to make up for Elder’s renovation delay

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

To compensate for continued construction on Elder dining hall, Northwestern Dining is serving residents weekday morning breakfasts and Wednesday night dinners in the building’s first floor lounge. The dining hall was supposed to reopen this quarter after a 90-day renovation, but the project was...

Northwestern astrophysicist may have captured birth of black hole

Northwestern astrophysicist may have captured birth of black hole

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

An international team of researchers led by physics Prof. Raffaella Margutti may have captured the creation of a black hole this summer, according to a University news release. The team’s telescopes found AT2018cow — a bright anomaly nicknamed “The Cow” — 200 million light years away....

Grant-funded Northwestern Indigenous Tour reveals ‘untold stories’

Grant-funded Northwestern Indigenous Tour reveals ‘untold stories’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

January 15, 2019


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

Walking along the Northwestern lakefront, it’s hard to imagine anything other than students and University buildings coloring the backdrop. But centuries ago, the Three Fires Confederacy — made up of Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa people — ceded this same land to Northwestern. This is something...

Forgot cash for that play? They take Venmo now

Forgot cash for that play? They take Venmo now

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

January 15, 2019


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

Students looking to catch a Friday night student production no longer need to worry about paying cash at the door — they can just use Venmo. Venmo, a mobile payment service popular among Northwestern students, is now an accepted at-the-door payment for certain student organization events, the...