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New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

New fellowship aims to help students engage in social justice advocacy

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The Social Justice Advocacy Fellowship seeks to shift the mentality of activism and teach students practical skills to engage in social justice advocacy. The fellowship, founded this year by Communication senior Matt Fulle in coordination with Director of Leadership and Community Engagement Kelly...

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Schapiro, Prof. Gary Saul Morson discuss new book, applying humanities to economics

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Slavic languages and literatures Prof. Gary Saul Morson spoke at an event Monday about their new book, which discusses how the humanities and social sciences can be applied to the field of economics. About 60 people attended the event hosted by Political Union...

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Penelope Peterson reflects on 2 decades leading SESP as dean

Ally Mauch, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

When School of Education and Social Policy Dean Penelope Peterson came to Northwestern in 1997, she said she knew she wanted to lead an “innovative school” that would reform the field of education. “We’ve succeeded in becoming even more innovative,” Peterson said. “We’re still at the...

Evanston Police Department announces ‘significant arrests’

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

The Evanston Police Department announced three "significant arrests" from the past week in a Monday news release. The first arrest occurred Wednesday afternoon, as members of EPD’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team were patrolling in the 7700 block of Paulina Street. The officers observed a 21-year-old...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats take first place in National Championship stroke play

Women’s Golf: Wildcats take first place in National Championship stroke play

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Golf

Women's Golf One year after coming a single stroke short of the match play tournament, Northwestern ensured there would be no doubt this year, dominating from wire-to-wire and taking first place in the stroke play portion of the event. The Wildcats played the best round on the course Friday and...

Curtain Call: Outfield trio goes out with best season of their careers

Curtain Call: Outfield trio goes out with best season of their careers

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories

Two coaching staffs, 136 losses, 14 of those by 10 or more runs. Three heartbreaking walk-off losses in a senior season. And the first Big Ten Tournament appearance by the program since 2010. Joe Hoscheit, Jake Schieber and Matt Hopfner have been through a lot in the past four years of Northwestern...

Letter to the Editor: Inviting Ben Shapiro to speak disregards his attacks on trans communities

May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

To begin, I advertise a content warning: this letter discusses transphobia and anti-Semitism. By inviting conservative media personality Ben Shapiro to speak, Northwestern University College Republicans are acting in an extraordinarily irresponsible manner contrary to the well-being of trans students...

Women’s Tennis: Chatt, Lipp prepare for NCAA Doubles Tournament

Women’s Tennis: Chatt, Lipp prepare for NCAA Doubles Tournament

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Though Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament run came to an end over a week ago, two Wildcats will continue their season this week at the NCAA Doubles Championship in Athens, Georgia. Juniors Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp, the No. 15 doubles pair in the country, received an at-large bid to the tournament. The two competed in the tournament together last year and were the ITA Summer Nationals champion...

Rowden: Student protest against ICE representative was misguided, counterproductive

Jacob Rowden, Op-Ed Contributor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

At this point, most are aware of the controversial protest last week in response to sociology Prof. Beth Redbird’s invitation of a public relations officer of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to speak to her class. The protesters succeeded in their goal (according to the Facebook event) to...

Letter to the Editor: University reactions to ICE protest overlook role of protest as intellectual, free speech

May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

On May 16, 2017, some students on the Northwestern campus protested a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement representative, who was invited to speak to a sociology class. Since that protest, the students have been vilified in the conservative media as censoring the free speech of the professor and the...

Jewish students, local activists discuss immigration policies

Jewish students, local activists discuss immigration policies

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

Local students, clergy and activists gathered Sunday afternoon at an Evanston synagogue to discuss stories of immigration and ways to address the issue in the local community. About 50 people gathered outside Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster St., to hear from speakers about ongoing immigration issues...

Syrian-American musician talks politics, peace at ETHS event

Syrian-American musician talks politics, peace at ETHS event

Zoe Miller, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Syrian-American musician Omar Offendum performed at Evanston Township High School on Friday and discussed how he uses music to comment on current global events. Offendum uses rap that combines Syrian and American culture to make songs with social and political commentary. The event was coordinated...