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Harvard admissions trial shines spotlight on race-conscious admissions, value of diversity in higher education

Harvard admissions trial shines spotlight on race-conscious admissions, value of diversity in higher education

Troy Closson, Managing Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Forty years ago, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke upheld the use of race as a factor in college admissions. And ever since, challenges to the practice have gone unsuccessful, with the court continuing to protect race-conscious admissions policies. With Harvard’s admissions trial...

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Rishika Dugyala, In Focus Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under City, Evanston Organizes, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. In 1995, Dino Robinson — anxious to explore the city’s black history — picked apart local archives, hoping to find some records. Any records. He found three sparse file folders labeled “color....

ASG Senate approves $26,000 in emergency funding for student groups

ASG Senate approves $26,000 in emergency funding for student groups

Sneha Dey, Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Associated Student Government approved over $26,000 in emergency funding to nine student groups during Wednesday’s Senate meeting. The move comes after groups were hit by school and departmental budget cuts. The money will come from a separate budget allocation, which ASG says has not been touched...

Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute, urges nation to unite through love

Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute, urges nation to unite through love

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Arthur C. Brooks, president of the conservative public policy think tank American Enterprise Institute, doesn’t want everyone to agree with his political views. He wants them to disagree with him. “Together I think we can be the beginning of a new movement in the country, a movement of unity and...

In leaked draft rules, federal government plans to allow cross-examination by those accused of sexual assault

In leaked draft rules, federal government plans to allow cross-examination by those accused of sexual assault

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The federal government is planning to require that schools allow students accused of sexual assault to cross-examine their accusers, a remarkable shift from initial reported drafts of proposed rules and an even wider move away from Obama-era protections for sexual assault survivors. The proposed ru...

Despite Abrams disappointment, women of color make history in November elections

Despite Abrams disappointment, women of color make history in November elections

Troy Closson, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

“On this night, we made history.” Lauren Underwood, elected Tuesday as the first black woman to represent Illinois’ 14th District, began her acceptance speech by harkening back to Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1968 victory that helped pave her path 50 years later. After defeating six white...

For some Democratic students, the elections delivered as promised. Others hoped for more

For some Democratic students, the elections delivered as promised. Others hoped for more

Josiah Bonifant, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

On both sides of the aisle, the 2018 midterms elections were an opportunity to grab control of government. But while both parties — and some liberal Northwestern students — hoped for better, the nation will enter into yet another era of a divided Congress. On campus, enthusiasm for politics and...

U.S. Democrats take back the House, lose more seats in the Senate

U.S. Democrats take back the House, lose more seats in the Senate

Jonah Dylan, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018


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

In a closely watched midterm election, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, effectively ending one-party rule in Washington — although the GOP increased its advantage in the Senate. Democrats earned sweeping victories across the map, easily picking up the 23 seats they needed...

Northwestern students credit social media, Trump opposition for national increase in youth voter turnout

Northwestern students credit social media, Trump opposition for national increase in youth voter turnout

Suzy Vazquez, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

Voter turnout among young people surged this midterm election, which Northwestern students attribute to get out the vote efforts permeating pop culture through social media, the March For Our Lives movement and what many are describing as referendum against the Trump administration. According to TargetSmart,...

High turnouts lead to long wait times in Parkes Hall, but many voters stayed

High turnouts lead to long wait times in Parkes Hall, but many voters stayed

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Election 2018, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Some South Campus voters waited for as long as two hours before voting at Parkes Hall on Tuesday. Students sat in the halls as they waited in line, some doing their homework or reading up on the election. The wait shocked some who had voted there before. High turnout this year, plus the fact...

Sen. Kwame Raoul dominates in attorney general race

Sen. Kwame Raoul dominates in attorney general race

Sneha Dey, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under City, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) will be Illinois’ next attorney general after defeating opponent Erika Harold in Tuesday’s election. The election was expected to be the closest of five statewide races, but Raoul dominated, claiming about 55 percent of the vote as of late Tuesday. Harold has...

2018 Midterm Elections

2018 Midterm Elections

November 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Top Stories

Election Day is upon us, and The Daily Northwestern will provide up to the minute live election results when they become available here. Read up on our past coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, from a contested gubernatorial battle, to a safe congressional seat and controversial referenda on the local...