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Buffett Award 2018 recipient talks education in Africa, global responsibility

Buffett Award 2018 recipient talks education in Africa, global responsibility

Amy Li, Reporter

April 25, 2018


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

Ghanaian entrepreneur Fred Swaniker, recipient of the 2018 Buffett Award for Emerging Leaders, told students Wednesday that the only way to justify the privilege of education is to use it to solve global problems. Swaniker, who spoke at an event sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies,...

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Wirtz mainstage show ‘The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls’ features fantasy, feminism

Vy Duong, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E When childhood stories of magic suddenly come to life in a dark reality, things can get scary and messy. For the protagonist of the new mainstage show at Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, this means facing ugly encounters while reconnecting with her childhood ...

Local play explores race, housing discrimination in Evanston

Local play explores race, housing discrimination in Evanston

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The play “A Home on the Lake,” written by Stephen Fedo and Tim Rhoze, struck close to home for Evanston residents. Characters in the play referenced the familiar “special sauce” at Hecky’s Barbecue and the quintessential North Shore dream of owning a home on the lake. But the play tells a grave...

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting former NU student asks judge to reconsider verdict

Man found guilty of sexually assaulting former NU student asks judge to reconsider verdict

Rishika Dugyala and Jonah Dylan

April 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories, Top Stories

A Chicago man who was found guilty on April 13 of criminal sexual assault against a former Northwestern student is filing a motion to have the verdict reconsidered. If that fails, his lawyers plan to appeal. Pablo Herrera, a 33-year-old from West Chicago, was found not guilty of aggravated criminal...

ASG Senate aims to legitimize student organizations’ usage of Venmo

ASG Senate aims to legitimize student organizations’ usage of Venmo

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

During Wednesday’s Associated Student Government Senate, vice president for A-status finances Izzy Dobbel announced the creation of an ad-hoc committee to research the use of Venmo for student organizations. Dobbel, a SESP sophomore, told The Daily allowing student organizations to use Venmo would...