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“A badly broken system”: Northwestern professors respond to Breonna Taylor ruling

 A protester holds up a sign on June 14, 2020 on S Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Chicago. Protests calling for racial justice and an end to abusive policing have spread nationwide in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others at the hands of the police.

Binah Schatsky, Assistant Campus Editor

September 25, 2020

On Wednesday — over six months after police shot 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her own home — a Louisville grand jury came to a decision. Former Louisville detective Brett Hankinson was charged with wanton endangerment for his actions during the raid, but did not face charges directly related to...

Northwestern engineers develop new medical instruments to improve treatment for cardiac diseases

A group of engineers from Northwestern and the George Washington University recently developed a new balloon-shaped catheter that will improve treatment for cardiac arrhythmia. They have already created a company called NuSera Biosystems that will help commercialize the instrument.

Vivian Xia, Assistant Campus Editor

September 24, 2020

A group of engineers from Northwestern and The George Washington University recently developed new medical instruments with smart sensors that improve the diagnoses and treatments of cardiac diseases. Cardiac arrhythmias occur when the electrical signals that coordinate heartbeats are not working...

Shifted census response deadline causes difficulties reaching hard-to-count communities

With less than a week left until the census response deadline, several census tracts in Evanston risk undercount.

Delaney Nelson, Assistant City Editor

September 24, 2020

With less than a week to go until the Sept. 30 census response deadline, five Evanston census tracts remain below their 2010 census response rate and risk being undercounted, according to Sarah Flax, the city’s housing and grants manager.  Earlier this year, the Census Bureau extended the deadline to th...

Chi Omega says its reform goals are hindered by national council

The Chi Omega house. Northwestern's Xi chapter of Chi Omega released a letter on Sept. 1 calling for change by Sept. 22, but the day came and went without significant response form its Supreme Governing Council.

Emma Yarger, Reporter

September 24, 2020

Northwestern’s Xi chapter of Chi Omega called for its Supreme Governing Council to enact change by Sept. 22. Though that day came and went, Weinberg junior and chapter vice president Sheridan Bernard said she still hasn’t seen their demands come to fruition. The chapter outlined equity-focused action s...

From group chat to FYP: Northwestern and Stanford students create global news TikTok account

The four creators of “Daily Dose News,” including Northwestern students Sahithi Gangavarapu (second) and Ruba Memon (rightmost).

Maria Ximena Aragon, Assistant Web Editor

September 24, 2020

Thirty seconds, trendy music and images from around the world were all the TikTok account “Daily Dose News” needed to go viral. Run by two Northwestern and two Stanford students, the account’s focus on underreported and global news has amassed over 281,000 followers and 8.4 million likes in just...