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Bienen’s Richard Van Kleeck reflects on time at Northwestern

Annie Bruce, Reporter

May 29, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Richard Van Kleeck can instantly rattle off a number of memorable stories from his past 13 years at Northwestern. There was the time he worked with the robotics lab at the McCormick School of Engineering to create a robot that could play the snare drum part to Maurice Ravel’s Bolero, an orchestral...

Northwestern releases John Evans report, committee concludes he had no direct involvement in massacre but University ignored ‘significant moral failures’

Ciara McCarthy and Rebecca Savransky

May 29, 2014


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern released Thursday a report detailing NU founder John Evans’ involvement in the Sand Creek Massacre, finding no evidence that Evans was directly involved in planning the massacre but that the University ignored his moral failures both before and after Sand Creek. The report was released...

ASG allots more than $1 million to A-status groups

ASG allots more than $1 million to A-status groups

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 29, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government confirmed funding for A-status groups Wednesday, allotting more than $1 million dollars to more than 30 student groups. Weinberg sophomore Mackenzie Schneider, ASG financial vice president, presented a short overview of the funding and interview process that occurred...

South Evanston car crash results in minor injuries

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 28, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A car crash at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Greenleaf Street on Wednesday afternoon left one driver with minor injuries, police said. A female Evanston resident driving south on Ridge before 1 p.m. Wednesday crashed into another vehicle in the intersection after running a red light, Evanston...

Northwestern professor speaks about progress in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Annie McDonough, Reporter

May 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

A visiting religious studies professor gave a talk Wednesday on challenging traditional perspectives and sparking dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yakir Englander spoke to a crowd of about 70 people in Fisk Hall at the event, “New Paths in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Politi...

Evanston nonprofit tackles restorative justice

Alice Yin, Reporter

May 27, 2014


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston community members convened Tuesday night to learn about resolving school-related conflicts through mediated dialogue with local nonprofit Restorative Justice Evanston. About 10 participants gathered at Curt's Cafe, 2922 Central St., for the discussion. RJE’s director of training, Susan...

Darfur refugee Guy Josif speaks at Northwestern

Darfur refugee Guy Josif speaks at Northwestern

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

May 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers

Guy Josif doesn’t know exactly how old he is, but he said he was probably 10 or 11 years old when a nomadic Arab militia attacked his village in Darfur, Sudan. The Fiedler Hillel Center, Challah for Hunger and the Northwestern University Community for Human Rights brought Josif, a Darfur genocid...

Student leaders, administrators respond to Morty’s Angels

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

After a website ranking Northwestern women based on their physical appearance spurred multiple student complaints, administrators and student leaders responded this week commending the NU community for the way they addressed the issue and asking students to continue taking steps to foster a safe campus...

Two Northwestern researchers influential in policy change on gender inclusion in research

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 27, 2014


Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

The work of two Northwestern researchers was influential in a recent policy change by the National Institutes of Health, which will require that researchers include their plans for balancing male and female cells and animals in preclinical studies with few exceptions. The new policy will be put into...

Evanston looks to hold second social media webinar for local businesses

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

May 26, 2014


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

The city’s Economic Development Division looks to hold its second set of social media webinars May 29, focusing on Pinterest and Instagram tips for local businesses. The free webinar lasts 75 minutes and is targeted at social media coordinators at a beginner or intermediate level. The webinar...

Women’s Tennis: With doubles loss, Wildcats season comes to a close

Women’s Tennis: With doubles loss, Wildcats season comes to a close

Mike Marut, Reporter

May 26, 2014


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Northwestern has a long and storied women’s tennis legacy, and another chapter — arguably one of its most exciting ones yet — came to a close for the program on Saturday. On Thursday, senior Veronica Corning and sophomore Alicia Barnett began their journey through the NCAA Doubles Championships...

American Sign Language Club hosts ‘Silent Night’

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

May 25, 2014


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Speakers, Student Groups

Northwestern's American Sign Language Club hosted its first speaker Saturday, bringing deaf activist Karen Putz to campus to talk about accepting her identity as a deaf person and rediscovering her passions in life. The event, “Silent Night,” began with performances by Lauren Putz, Karen Putz’s...