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In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

In Focus: Following allegations, students challenge IFC’s approach to teaching sexual assault prevention

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, In Focus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Sharon Wang was one of more than 300 students who marched Feb. 10 to support survivors following allegations of druggings and sexual assaults at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Wang, who said she is a survivor of sexual assault, shared her story at the march in front of the crowd gathered outside the fraternity’s national...

McSA speakers discuss fighting Islamophobia in Trump era

McSA speakers discuss fighting Islamophobia in Trump era

Emily Chaiet, Reporter
May 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

With the election of President Donald Trump, Islamophobia is a larger problem now than ever and anyone can be a target of prejudice, scholar Dalia Mogahed said during an event Friday. Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, was joined by award-winning British...

Making Evanston Equitable Together concludes Black Lives Matter sign campaign

Making Evanston Equitable Together concludes Black Lives Matter sign campaign

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After two years of working to cover the city with Black Lives Matter signs, Making Evanston Equitable Together is bringing its sign distribution campaign to a close. The project began on Mother’s Day weekend 2015 and was in part inspired by the Million Moms March on Washington — which protested...

Former U.S. ambassador to NATO discusses Russia, globalization

Former U.S. ambassador to NATO discusses Russia, globalization

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 14, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Ivo Daalder, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, discussed U.S. foreign affairs and said NATO is returning to its original mission of deterring the Russians during an event Friday. “The fundamental raison d’être, the NATO 1.0 reason for NATO existing, is back with a vengeance,” Daalder said. Daalder,...

NU-Q to open first digital museum in new media building

NU-Q to open first digital museum in new media building

Kristine Liao, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern University in Qatar is scheduled to open the country’s first digital museum in fall 2018, the museum’s director said at a presentation Thursday. The museum, called The Media Majlis, will focus on media, journalism and communication. Pamela Erskine-Loftus, director of the museum, spoke...

Author Zadie Smith discusses race, identity expressed in her work

Author Zadie Smith discusses race, identity expressed in her work

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Author Zadie Smith said she grew up searching for black actors on TV because there were so few. Though they mostly played a small range of characters such as maids, she said she loved seeing them doing the best they could with their art. Smith discussed race, identity and her literary work during...

Smith College president speaks on importance of women in leadership, continuing fight against sexism

Smith College president speaks on importance of women in leadership, continuing fight against sexism

Elizabeth Byrne, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Kathleen McCartney, president of Smith College and former dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education, said women should combat sexism by supporting other women and ensuring their voices are heard during an event Thursday. McCartney spoke to about 100 students and faculty at the Allen Center. The...

Evanston Public Library limited by small budget, lack of resources

Evanston Public Library limited by small budget, lack of resources

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After the recent suspension of popular librarian Lesley Williams — for largely unknown reasons — some residents have called for an equity audit and increased diversity at the Evanston Public Library. The suspension of Williams, EPL’s only black librarian, has sparked heated criticism against the library largely centered on issues of diversity. But library officials h...

Medill faculty talk about activism in journalism, staying neutral

Medill faculty talk about activism in journalism, staying neutral

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Journalists should safeguard their credibility and impartiality when deciding if they want to appear at protests and watching what they post online, Medill Prof. Mei-Ling Hopgood and lecturer Jazmin Beltran said in a talk about advocacy and journalism on Wednesday. About 25 people attended the event...

Historic diversity on new City Council, school boards

Historic diversity on new City Council, school boards

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Top City Stories, Top Stories

As Evanston’s new City Council and district school boards begin their terms, some officials have pointed to the historic racial diversity in all three bodies. According to several elected officials, for the first time in recent memory, two women of color are leading the Evanston/Skokie School D...

Students, faculty discuss Kellogg Global Hub’s design, suggest improvements

Students, faculty discuss Kellogg Global Hub’s design, suggest improvements

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

More than a month after the opening of the Kellogg School of Management Global Hub, students and faculty members are celebrating its open space and innovative design. Kellogg opened its doors to the new building on March 29 with a grand opening featuring speeches from deans and architects who worked...

American synth-pop band Porches to open Dillo Day

American synth-pop band Porches to open Dillo Day

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

American synth-pop band Porches will open Dillo Day this year, Mayfest announced Wednesday. Porches was formed in 2010 and is led by frontman Aaron Maine. The band’s latest album, “Pool,” made several “Best of 2016” album lists and features “a homespun electronic sound that pulls from...