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In Focus: One year after petition, Bienen students, faculty push to diversify music curriculum

In Focus: One year after petition, Bienen students, faculty push to diversify music curriculum

Ally Mauch, Assistant Web Editor

May 18, 2018


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Since she began playing the flute in fifth grade, Julia Clipper remembered only ever playing one piece composed by a woman. That was until this past April, when the Bienen senior, frustrated with the lack of representation in classical music, performed what she called an “intersectional feminist...

In Focus: Following years of limited departmental accountability, RTVF students push for Media Arts Grant reform

In Focus: Following years of limited departmental accountability, RTVF students push for Media Arts Grant reform

Allie Goulding, Assistant Design Editor

May 16, 2018


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About two years ago, Northwestern awarded Communication senior Sam Shapiro a $1,000 grant to create a short film. He never finished it. Shapiro believes he didn’t deserve the money in the first place. These funds were designated through the Media Arts Grant system, which was implemented by the Department...

In Focus: As Feinberg surpasses initial ‘We Will’ fundraising goal, progress on tuition-free initiative lags behind

In Focus: As Feinberg surpasses initial ‘We Will’ fundraising goal, progress on tuition-free initiative lags behind

Peter Kotecki, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2018


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Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine made a rare announcement in 2014: It would create an endowment large enough to provide a tuition-free education to all medical students. The initiative is part of the University’s “We Will” campaign, a $3.75 billion fundraising effort that has transformed...

In Focus: Fifty years after Bursar’s Office Takeover, Northwestern reconciles continued parallels in black student concerns

In Focus: Fifty years after Bursar’s Office Takeover, Northwestern reconciles continued parallels in black student concerns

Troy Closson, Print Managing Editor

May 3, 2018


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Kathryn Ogletree (Weinberg ’71, Graduate School ’76) was just a freshman when she helped mobilize and lead a 38-hour sit-in that would change the course of the University’s relationship with black students. It was May 3, 1968. Black students at Northwestern had organized the night before ...

In Focus: With demand for greater accessibility, Northwestern staff, students aim to close institutional gaps

In Focus: With demand for greater accessibility, Northwestern staff, students aim to close institutional gaps

Jake Holland, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 9, 2018


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Accessibility does not rank highly on Northwestern students’ list of priorities. In one section of Associated Student Government’s most recent annual analytics survey, Northwestern students were asked to allocate points among 16 prompts, said Austin Gardner, ASG’s vice president for accessibili...