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Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power reflects on career in diplomacy, journalism

Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power reflects on career in diplomacy, journalism

Alexis White, Reporter

October 3, 2017


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

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power met with every other U.N. ambassador during her four-year tenure. She said about 45 had never been visited by one of her predecessors. “The ambassador whose country is being torn apart cannot believe that the American ambassador is there,”...

Northwestern study reveals possible causes of birth defects, miscarriage

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A recent Northwestern study on egg cell production and genetic material in embryos uncovered potential causes of miscarriage and birth defects, the University announced Monday. Molecular biosciences Prof. Sadie Wignall authored a study, published Sept. 14 in the scientific journal PLOS Genetics, that...

Closson: It’s okay to ask for help

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Maybe I’ll just deal with it myself. I can’t even count the number of times I told myself that last year — whether I was struggling in a class, confused about navigating the transition or just feeling overwhelmed by Northwestern. However, I could probably count how many times I actually asked...

Rauner offers Puerto Rico assistance from Illinois National Guard

Rauner offers Puerto Rico assistance from Illinois National Guard

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Gov. Bruce Rauner said in a Monday news release that the state is ready to deploy 550 Illinois National Guard troops to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. The Illinois National Guard has already responded to requests for assistance that have come through appropriate federal...

Cross Country: Wildcats’ 1-2 punch shines in historic race

Cross Country: Wildcats’ 1-2 punch shines in historic race

Alison Albelda, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports

Cross Country Northwestern celebrated the 80th birthday of the Cowboy Jamboree with two top-10 individual finishes in a contest packed with tough competition. No. 9 Penn State and No. 22 Oklahoma State were among the nine teams the Wildcats took on Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma. NU’s ...

Blotter: Evanston man charged with domestic battery

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Sunday morning in connection with domestic battery in south Evanston. Around 5:15 a.m., a woman called the Evanston Police Department to report a domestic disturbance at the home she shares with her boyfriend, located in the 700 block of Reba Place. Upon arrival, officers learned...

Annual security report shows most reported rapes in 3 years for Evanston, Chicago campuses

Annual security report shows most reported rapes in 3 years for Evanston, Chicago campuses

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

Northwestern’s 2017 Annual Security Report for Evanston and Chicago showed an increase in reported rapes in 2016 compared to the two years prior. The report, sent in a Friday email, includes statistics on crimes reported in 2016, 2015 and 2014 at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. The Clery Act re...

Football: Long passing plays break Northwestern’s back at Wisconsin

Football: Long passing plays break Northwestern’s back at Wisconsin

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Latest Stories, Sports

Football MADISON, Wis. — Northwestern’s defense executed a familiar formula for a full half Saturday. Against a Badgers program known for a ferocious rushing attack but often beset by inconsistencies in its passing game, the Wildcats loaded the box and controlled the line of scrimmage. NU took a ...

Captured: Northwestern takes field at Wisconsin with arms locked

Captured: Northwestern takes field at Wisconsin with arms locked

Daily Photo Staff

September 30, 2017


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Northwestern players, coaches and staff entered the field for their game at No. 10 Wisconsin on Saturday with their arms locked. The gesture follows widespread pregame demonstrations in the NFL last week. In a Chicago Tribune report, coach Pat Fitzgerald said taking the field in that manner was a "d...

Wells College professor discusses identity differences, fostering community at book talk

Wells College professor discusses identity differences, fostering community at book talk

Chloe Law, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Wells College women’s studies Prof. Lisa Hall addressed the importance of storytelling in creating relationships and combating differences while discussing her ongoing book project at an event Thursday. The event, held at Kresge Hall and co-hosted by the Center for Native American and Indigenous...

Students challenge Arts Alliance callbacks, demand ‘racially respectful’ casting

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Student Groups

After Arts Alliance released the callback list for its fall mainstage show “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” two students penned an open letter claiming the list was “racially irresponsible” and lacked Asian American representation. The controversy centers on one of the musical’s m...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats look for leadership in 3 returning seniors

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats look for leadership in 3 returning seniors

Calvin Alexander, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis With five returning players, a top-5 doubles team and a strong performance just two weeks ago in Durham, North Carolina, Northwestern looks poised for success this season. Last year the Wildcats finished third in the Big Ten behind only No. 3 Ohio State and No. 11 Michigan. They a...