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NU joins Illinois universities in creating Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation

The Technological Institute. Northwestern recently joined three other Illinois universities in establishing the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, which serves not only as a mathematical sciences research institute, but also helps tackle current societal problems using ideas from mathematics and statistics.

Vivian Xia, Reporter

July 30, 2020

Northwestern recently joined three Illinois universities in creating the new Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, a regional research center aimed at addressing important scientific and technological challenges with ideas from mathematics and statistics. Led by the University of...

Administrators provide resources for international students in third discussion with NU community

Buffett Institute for Global Affairs executive director Annelise Riles.

Isabelle Sarraf, Copy Chief

July 30, 2020

Administrators answered questions and provided resources for international students amid national visa policy changes and travel bans. The discussion was a third part of a series related to Northwestern’s plan to return to campus. Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that newly enrolling international students will be barred from entering the country if they’re taking an entirely online course load in the fall. This came after IC...

D65 officials answer questions about reopening plans, online learning

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 Education Center, at 1500 McDaniel Avenue.

Jacob Fulton, Reporter

July 30, 2020

As families prepare for some in-person instruction in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, district officials discussed details for the upcoming school year in a Wednesday meeting. The district is set to begin the year with entirely remote classes, and plans to transition to some in-person classes beginning on Sept. 29. Parents will need to inform the district of whether t...

Confederate flag towel displayed at Lighthouse Beach; residents and city officials speak against hateful symbols

Grosse Point Lighthouse. On Wednesday, visitors to Lighthouse Beach displayed a Confederate flag towel.

Emma Edmund, Summer Editor

July 30, 2020

Visitors displayed a Confederate battle flag towel at Lighthouse Beach on Wednesday, which has resulted in outrage from local residents. A video from Evanston resident LaShandra Smith-Rayfield (Weinberg ’98) confronting the visitors about the flag went viral, amassing more than 163,000 views as...

Former and current PHA members report marginalization within NU Greek life

University Hall. PHA sororities have faced a number of deactivations in recent weeks, with some current and former members pointing to socioeconomic and racial marginalization as contributors.

Catherine Buchaniec, Reporter

July 29, 2020

As members within and outside of Northwestern Greek life continue to debate its future on campus, some members in Panhellenic Association sororities have made plans to deactivate from their chapters, reporting instances of marginalization as a contributing factor in their decision. Over the weekend,...