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Northwestern changes course, expands COVID-19 testing to underclassmen living in Evanston

A sign outside the Donald P. Jacobs Center.  Northwestern students permitted to be on campus are now expected to get tested for COVID-19 weekly.

Isabelle Sarraf, Campus Editor

September 25, 2020

Northwestern announced in an email that it has secured additional COVID-19 testing capacity and plans to expand asymptomatic testing to first- and second-years in the Evanston area. Previously, the University said it was limited in providing asymptomatic testing to underclassmen due to “capacity...

Remembering Ed Bryant, the “heart and soul” of Students Publishing Company

Ed Bryant, who served on the Students Publishing Company board of directors for 48 years, died Sept. 20. He was 78.

Isabelle Sarraf, Campus Editor

September 25, 2020

Serving on the board of Students Publishing Company for 48 years, Ed Bryant’s colleagues pegged his commitment and longevity to The Daily Northwestern’s “legacy of journalistic excellence” as typical of his character. A former opinion writer at The Daily in the 1960s, the Medill and Pritzker...

Block Museum screened animated film featuring drawings by incarcerated artists

The Block Museum. The Block Museum screened “The Long Term,” an animation drawn by incarcerated artists.

Yonjoo Seo, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 25, 2020

The Block Museum of Art presented a virtual screening Thursday of film “The Long Term,” which features an animation made up of drawings created by incarcerated individuals with long-term sentences.   The film was created as part of the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, a program that has ...

“Why should we trust you?”: Despite pandemic complications, residents remain opposed to for-profit events at Welsh-Ryan Arena, citing distrust with Northwestern

Welsh-Ryan Arena. Until 2021 the University can host for-profit concerts and professional sport events at the arena, but all events have been put on hold because of COVID-19.

Sam Heller, Assistant City Editor

September 25, 2020

In September 2019, Northwestern submitted its final application to the city of Evanston to allow the university to host professional events and for-profit concerts at Welsh-Ryan Arena. A question on the application asked, “In what ways is the proposed amendment compatible with the overall character...

Chinese international students feel anxiety, frustration over potential WeChat ban

WeChat is the most popular messaging app in China. When Chinese international students come to study in the U.S., it’s one of the only ways they can keep in contact with friends and family back home.

Megan Munce, Web Editor

September 25, 2020

When Weinberg sophomore Ika Qiao needs to contact someone, her “automatic reaction” is to open WeChat. Weinberg junior Lily Liu said WeChat isn’t just a messaging app — it combines the functions of Facebook, Instagram, FaceTime and PayPal. The two are among the many Chinese international...