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Defining Safe: Students of low socioeconomic backgrounds push for greater inclusivity on campus

Defining Safe: Students of low socioeconomic backgrounds push for greater inclusivity on campus

Cassidy Jackson and Alexis White

March 8, 2019


Filed under Audio, Latest Stories, Multimedia

What does “safe” mean for marginalized students on campus? Audio editor Cassidy Jackson is investigating just that in new series “Defining Safe.” For episode two, Jackson sat down with students to discuss what it means to be low-income on Northwestern’s campus. ...

In Focus: As the Multicultural Greek Council evolves, students still face institutional hurdles, lack of name recognition

In Focus: As the Multicultural Greek Council evolves, students still face institutional hurdles, lack of name recognition

Rishika Dugyala, In Focus Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Greek, In Focus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

This is the first story of a two-part series on the majority-POC Greek councils. The second part will focus on the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is composed of historically African-American sororities and fraternities. Yuri Villa wanted no part of Greek life. Unaffordable fees, social events, ...

Warren: With Senior Day Saturday, what is the legacy of Northwestern’s seniors?

Warren: With Senior Day Saturday, what is the legacy of Northwestern’s seniors?

Peter Warren, Web Editor

March 8, 2019


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

Men's Basketball Six Northwestern players will be honored during the Wildcats’ (13-17, 4-15 Big Ten) Senior Day festivities Saturday. They’ll form arguably the most unique senior class of players in the country, as all six are completely different basketball players from one another. Those...

Housing and Homeless Commission looks for greater role in city decision-making, struggles to define role

Housing and Homeless Commission looks for greater role in city decision-making, struggles to define role

Andres Correa, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Housing and Homeless Commission discussed a new draft for the city’s Affordable Housing Fund at a meeting on Thursday, seeking greater say in the city’s authority to allocate the fund’s spending. The draft begins to outline the role of the commission and the priorities of the fund....

Evanston Organizes: Officer and Gentlemen Academy rallies community around youth

Evanston Organizes: Officer and Gentlemen Academy rallies community around youth

Syd Stone, Managing Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Evanston Organizes, Latest Stories

Growing up in a single-parent household in Chicago’s south suburbs, Evanston Police Department Officer Adam Howard lacked a positive male figure. To him, being a role model for Evanston’s youth is deeply personal. “I've learned so much about myself in working with the young men,” Howard said....

Northwestern students prepare for 2019 Dance Marathon

Northwestern students prepare for 2019 Dance Marathon

Cadence Quaranta, Reporter

March 8, 2019


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

Tech week for Northwestern University Dance Marathon has come to a close. Lights have been put up. Food has been prepared. Final fundraising deadlines have been met. And at 7 p.m. Friday, more than 1,000 dancers will begin their 30-hour marathon. Veterans and new dancers alike will join NUDM’s 10...

Not dancing? Students take advantage of a quiet campus, plan NUDM-free weekends

Not dancing? Students take advantage of a quiet campus, plan NUDM-free weekends

Cameron Cook and Catherine Kim

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

While hundreds of students spend 30 sleepless hours in a tent for the 45th annual Northwestern University Dance Marathon, others are opting out and taking advantage of the relatively quiet weekend. NUDM, often referred to as one of the largest student-run philanthropy in the country, has been attracting...

Bian: Saying goodbye to the “unbiased journalist”

Bian: Saying goodbye to the “unbiased journalist”

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion

In November of my first quarter at Northwestern, I wrote a column about the problem with legacy admissions at elite universities. It was only the fourth column I had ever written for The Daily; looking back, it’s safe to say I still wasn’t sure what I was doing. I remember casually editing and submitting...

Wrestling: Northwestern heads into Big Ten Tournament in Minnesota on a high note

Wrestling: Northwestern heads into Big Ten Tournament in Minnesota on a high note

Greg Svirnovskiy, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Wrestling It’s March, when the grind of the regular season officially gives way to postseason tournaments for Northwestern. In the two weeks since their last dual, a 36-7 rout over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, the Wildcats (5-10, 2-7 Big Ten) have focused extensively on rest and recovery, ...

Northwestern researchers roll out new sensor to track newborn vital signs

Northwestern researchers roll out new sensor to track newborn vital signs

Austin Benavides, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

A group of Northwestern researchers has developed a new sensor to collect and track premature newborns’ vital signs, a step toward creating a safer way of moderating infant well-being. The team of researchers, led by McCormick Prof. John Rogers, was made up of an interdisciplinary group of engineers,...

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern watches Michigan State run big to end its season

Women’s Basketball: Northwestern watches Michigan State run big to end its season

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball When Northwestern’s only senior checked out of the game with 5:28 left in the third quarter and her team up one point, it didn’t seem like Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had played the last meaningful minutes of her career. The senior center, one of the best post players in the con...

Swimming upstream: Low-income students struggle with NU’s culture of wealth

Swimming upstream: Low-income students struggle with NU’s culture of wealth

Linnea Lipson, Reporter

March 8, 2019


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

Communication first-year Brett Mayfield grew up in Welch, Oklahoma, a small town of about 600 people, where it was normal to have few clothes. At Northwestern, Mayfield soon realized that his new friends found it strange that he wore the same few outfits. When one of his professors commented on him wearing...