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Bollywood fusion group wraps up spring showcase, features student choreography

Bollywood fusion group wraps up spring showcase, features student choreography

Crystal Wall, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Dance, Latest Stories

A&E McCormick senior Prachi Keni said while she and the other co-founders of Ahana Dance Project had a clear vision of the group they wanted to create, she wasn’t sure how it would be received on campus. However, her uncertainty dissolved after the team’s first set of auditions this fall, whi...

Northwestern club rowing team bonds, succeeds at international regatta

Northwestern club rowing team bonds, succeeds at international regatta

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Weinberg sophomore Min Kim was one of 20 members of Northwestern’s club rowing team who traveled to Zhengzhou, China, last month to participate in the Zhengzhou International University Rowing Regatta. Kim, who also serves as the communications chair for NU Crew, said one of his most memorable...

Men’s Basketball: Chris Collins gives offseason updates, talks about new additions

Men’s Basketball: Chris Collins gives offseason updates, talks about new additions

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball With Bryant McIntosh, Scottie Lindsey and Gavin Skelly graduating, Isiah Brown and Rapolas Ivanauskas preparing to transfer and five new players coming into the program, this offseason is a chance for Northwestern to begin a new chapter. In the middle of the offseason grind, coach Chr...

Q&A: Winner of Battle of the DJs talks background DJing, upcoming set at Dillo Day

Q&A: Winner of Battle of the DJs talks background DJing, upcoming set at Dillo Day

Charlotte Walsh, Assistant A&E Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Music

A&E Last Wednesday, six Northwestern DJs duked it out for a chance to play on NU’s biggest stage of the year — Dillo Day. The winner of Mayfest’s annual Battle of the DJs was McCormick junior Pumai Subanakyot, better known by his stage name EJ3. The Daily caught up with Subanakyot ...

Letter to the Editor: A response to Joel Harrison and an Open Letter to Northwestern Graduate Students

May 23, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Dear Joel and colleagues: Let me begin by thanking you for engaging with me in a conversation about funding models for graduate education. My goal is to ensure that you, and all graduate students, are able to pursue academic excellence. Your concerns suggest a level of anxiety that I would like...

Communities In Schools of Chicago named 2019 Dance Marathon primary beneficiary

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

May 23, 2018


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

Communities In Schools of Chicago will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s 2019 Dance Marathon, NUDM announced Wednesday. CIS provides students in Chicago Public Schools with support and aims to prevent dropouts. The organization began working in Chicago in 1988 and partners with 147 schools...

UNITY charity fashion show partners with Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, features student designers

UNITY charity fashion show partners with Chance the Rapper’s SocialWorks, features student designers

Vy Duong, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Students

A&E When Weinberg sophomore Lexi Schiff started brainstorming beneficiaries for this year’s UNITY Charity Fashion Show, she immediately thought of SocialWorks — a foundation created by one of her favorite artists, Chance the Rapper. Knowing the idea was ambitious, Schiff reached out anyway, deter...

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Ana’s two sons play soccer and go to school in Evanston, but her eldest child, Yesica, has been in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston for more than a year. Ana — whom The Daily is not identifying with her last name for safety reasons — told The Daily in Spanish...

Panelists discuss entrepreneurship, benefits of social impact work

Panelists discuss entrepreneurship, benefits of social impact work

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

When navigating the career field, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) said it’s important for Northwestern students to be confident in their ideas and roll with the punches, wherever a career might take them. Rue Simmons spoke on Tuesday’s Women in Social Impact panel with Amy Silverstein — senior...

Srivastava: Amazon pushing facial recognition technology to police only empowers racist institutions

Heena Srivastava, Columnist

May 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Facial recognition technology has been developing since the 1960s and has taken off over the last 20 years. From tagging people on Facebook to searching faces in iCloud’s photo library, the technology adds another dynamic to how we interact with images. Now, developers are looking to sell it to law...

Martinez: Rappers shouldn’t have to censor the N-word for non-black fans

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Rapper Kendrick Lamar invited a teenage girl on stage Sunday to rap part of his popular song “m.A.A.d city” during his Hangout Festival set. The song contains the N-word (although it is not featured prominently), which the young white fan proceeded to sing during the hook. After she said the word...

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...