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Some students who protested ICE representative undergoing University’s conduct process, lawyer says

Some students who protested ICE representative undergoing University’s conduct process, lawyer says

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 28, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Some students who stopped a guest lecture by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations representative on May 16 are going through Northwestern's conduct process, said Lam Nguyen Ho, a lawyer representing the students. Nguyen Ho told The Daily the University is in the initial stag...

In Focus: Administrators run into barriers amid attempts to diversify faculty

In Focus: Administrators run into barriers amid attempts to diversify faculty

Peter Kotecki and Jonah Dylan
May 26, 2017
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

When physics and astronomy Prof. Michael Schmitt became chair of his department more than two years ago, only three of the 37 professors were women. The department launched searches for new faculty members that year, Schmitt said. At the end of the hiring process, he said the physics and astronomy...

Medill celebrates retirement of former dean Loren Ghiglione

Medill celebrates retirement of former dean Loren Ghiglione

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Family, colleagues and former students celebrated former dean and Medill Prof. Loren Ghiglione on Thursday before his retirement in June. Ghiglione, who served as dean of the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications from 2001 to 2006, will retire from Northwestern...

Northwestern chapter of Theta Chi suspends activities due to lack of new members

Northwestern chapter of Theta Chi suspends activities due to lack of new members

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The international headquarters of Theta Chi fraternity has put the Northwestern chapter under suspension after the group expressed a desire to disband, according to a statement from the headquarters. The chapter, which was installed at Northwestern in 1950, said it wants to disband due to a low number...

Chicago hip-hop artists, activists discuss role of hip-hop music in activism

Chicago hip-hop artists, activists discuss role of hip-hop music in activism

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Prominent black Chicago hip-hop artists and activists said during an event Wednesday that black women should engage in activism through art as it promotes the liberation of people of color. The panelists spoke about the role of black women in the music industry, art as a form of activism and the...

Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues

Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues

Ben Pope and Nora Shelly
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke about numerous issues including economic mobility and contemporary campus culture as College Republicans’ spring speaker Wednesday. The event, held in McCormick Auditorium in Norris University Center, was also sponsored by Young America’s Foundation....

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

SNL comedians take stage for stand-up show

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

As soon as he stepped onto the Ryan Auditorium stage, Michael Che acknowledged that some audience members might be uncomfortable with his jokes. “I’m OK with that,” he said. Che, who is known for his role as co-anchor of the Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live,” performed for about...

Evanston walking program celebrates 10th anniversary

Evanston walking program celebrates 10th anniversary

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

We’re Out Walking — a program that encourages Evanston residents to lead active and healthy lifestyles — began 10 years ago as Women Out Walking with the goal of getting 50 women in the community to become more active. That goal was far surpassed when 500 women signed up in the first year and committed themsel...

In Focus: As cost of living in Evanston rises, some residents struggle to keep up

In Focus: As cost of living in Evanston rises, some residents struggle to keep up

David Fishman, City Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under City, In Focus, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Charrisse Roberson did “everything right.” She never drank alcohol or used drugs. She did odd jobs around the neighborhood as a child and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree. She even held management positions for most of her life. Then, in 2008, things took a turn for the worse. While working...

‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

‘La La Land’ producer discusses challenges making film, career in Hollywood

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz (Communication ’02) during a talk Tuesday advised people who want to pursue a film career in Los Angeles to find the right people to work with and be patient. “LA takes a long time to open up to you,” Horowitz said. “It doesn’t actively open up...

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

All of Northwestern’s incoming first-year class to receive free ‘Hamilton’ tickets

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The entire incoming first-year class will receive free tickets to see “Hamilton” in Chicago as part of Northwestern’s One Book One Northwestern program, the University announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the class — which has approximately 1,900 students — will be split in...

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Cradles to Crayons to be primary beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2018

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Children’s nonprofit Cradles to Crayons will be the primary beneficiary for Northwestern’s Dance Marathon next year, according to a news release. NUDM hosted a panel Tuesday in Annenberg Hall to officially announce its primary beneficiary and discuss the impacts of poverty on children. Panelists...