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Panelists discuss Indigenous Peoples’ Day, culture at Baha’i House of Worship

Julia Esparza, Reporter

October 10, 2017


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

Nanabah Foguth, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, recalls being unable to mail a letter at the post office last year because it was closed for Columbus Day. She said the holiday reminded her that many didn’t recognize the hypocrisy of honoring Christopher Columbus. Evanston joined a number of other...

University officials address academic free speech, financial aid concerns at community dialogue

University officials address academic free speech, financial aid concerns at community dialogue

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Administrators expressed support for academic freedom of speech on campus and addressed students’ concerns regarding financial aid during a community dialogue Monday. More than 70 people gathered in Allison Hall for the dialogue, which was co-sponsored by Associated Student Government. During the...

Health Promotion and Wellness director Lisa Currie steps down after 8 years

Health Promotion and Wellness director Lisa Currie steps down after 8 years

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 9, 2017


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

When Lisa Currie joined Northwestern as the director of Health Promotion and Wellness in 2009, she was one of two people working in the department. Currie has since grown HPaW — helping found the Center for Awareness, Response and Education — and quadrupled its staff. Currie stepped down from...

University revises non-retaliation policy to explicitly include students

University revises non-retaliation policy to explicitly include students

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

October 9, 2017


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

The University amended its non-retaliation policy to better protect students and clarify its language, Northwestern faculty said. The previous version of the policy encouraged faculty and staff to report alleged wrongdoings, but did not explicitly mention students. The revised policy includes students...

Football: Homecoming loss leaves Northwestern’s offense seeking answers

Football: Homecoming loss leaves Northwestern’s offense seeking answers

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football Northwestern’s offense has been here before. In an echo of the September struggles of 2016, when the unit hit its nadir in a 9-7 loss to FCS program Illinois State, the Wildcats’ scoring attack floundered in a 31-7 homecoming loss to No. 4 Penn State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) on Saturday...

University considering calendar changes to Thanksgiving, Spring Breaks

University considering calendar changes to Thanksgiving, Spring Breaks

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The University is considering changes to the academic calendar that could involve shortening the length of Fall Quarter and increasing the length of Spring Break, Provost Jonathan Holloway said. Holloway said these changes, including creating a “more humane Fall Quarter,” would have to be “put...

NU alumnus, CBS executive discusses career in TV industry

NU alumnus, CBS executive discusses career in TV industry

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Rob Luchow (Weinberg ’05) said he wanted to be a high school history teacher until he started booking bands for Dillo Day his senior year at Northwestern. Luchow, now vice president of drama development at CBS TV Studios, returned to his alma mater Thursday for the first event of the Master of Science...

The Weekly Podcast: Myth Busting and Activism in the 1960s

The Weekly Podcast: Myth Busting and Activism in the 1960s

The Daily Audio Desk

October 6, 2017


Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

In this episode of The Weekly, The Daily attends the Block Museum's panel on artist William Blake's work and how it relates to activism in the 1960s. Audio Editor Sam Bernitz heads down into the University archives to bust some Northwestern myths. On Week on the Street, students discuss homecoming...

Volleyball: Wildcats host Big Ten foes in crucial weekend matchups

Volleyball: Wildcats host Big Ten foes in crucial weekend matchups

Cassidy Jackson, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball Back-to-back tough contests. As Northwestern (11-5, 1-3 Big Ten) looks to Indiana and Purdue this weekend, the Wildcats are seeking to rebound with crucial home victories after losing four of their last five matches. In its second home match of the season, NU will face the Hoosiers (...

University announces new 5-year sustainability plan

University announces new 5-year sustainability plan

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern announced a five-year strategic plan Tuesday to guide sustainability programs from 2017 to 2021 and encourage involvement in related campus initiatives. The plan was developed by sustainNU, the University’s sustainability program. The framework includes 50 objectives over the next...

Football: Looking back at ‘Thanks for the INT’ as homecoming approaches

Football: Looking back at ‘Thanks for the INT’ as homecoming approaches

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Northwestern’s 2016 season was an unpredictable roller coaster. The same Wildcats that managed just 7 points against FCS foe Illinois State dropped 54 on Michigan State. The same squad that had Ohio State on the ropes in October got bulldozed by Minnesota in November. https://twitter.com/nuf...

ETHS hosts open house for latest student-constructed home

ETHS hosts open house for latest student-constructed home

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Township High School teachers, students and community members gathered Tuesday to tour the latest house built by the school’s “Geometry in Construction” class. The public could view the two-story house, located at 2142 Dewey Ave. in Evanston’s 5th Ward, during an open house. The class...