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In Focus: Following years of limited departmental accountability, RTVF students push for Media Arts Grant reform

In Focus: Following years of limited departmental accountability, RTVF students push for Media Arts Grant reform

Allie Goulding, Assistant Design Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under In Focus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

About two years ago, Northwestern awarded Communication senior Sam Shapiro a $1,000 grant to create a short film. He never finished it. Shapiro believes he didn’t deserve the money in the first place. These funds were designated through the Media Arts Grant system, which was implemented by the Department...

Evanston native, National Book Award winner Charles Johnson speaks at EPL

Evanston native, National Book Award winner Charles Johnson speaks at EPL

Nikki Baim, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

National Book Award winner Charles Johnson came home to Evanston on Tuesday evening to speak with artist and writer Tsehaye Hebert (Communication ’86) about how growing up in the city shaped his career as a novelist, scholar and cartoonist. The conversation, held at Evanston Public Library, was...

Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event

Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event

Gabby Birenbaum, Assistant Campus Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Former Republican congressman Allen West spoke Tuesday about America’s foreign policy at a College Republicans event in Technological Institute. Nearly 60 people attended West’s talk. West, who served Florida’s 22nd District in the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013, spoke about President...

Martinez: Students’ lack of reading shouldn’t be shamed

Martinez: Students’ lack of reading shouldn’t be shamed

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

In a recent column titled “Literature is burning out with devastating consequences,” the writer argues that our current generation’s general disdain for reading is alarming. While I share some of the author’s sentiments, I don’t think reading should be forced — I hope more students find read...

Northwestern student Dominic Davis dies after battle with cancer

Northwestern student Dominic Davis dies after battle with cancer

Maddie Burakoff, Print Managing Editor

May 15, 2018


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

Bienen sophomore Dominic Davis has passed away after a battle with cancer, Linda Jacobs, the school’s assistant dean for student affairs, told music students in a Tuesday email. Davis, who studied horn performance at Northwestern, had been diagnosed with jaw bone cancer during his freshman year. Growing...

Jim Phillips ranked 2nd-highest paid athletic director in nation

Jim Phillips ranked 2nd-highest paid athletic director in nation

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories

Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips received the second-highest total compensation of all Football Bowl Subdivision athletic directors this year, according to a database released Monday by national law firm Spencer Fane LLP on AthleticDirectorU.com and created in partnership with USA Today. At...

Council approves ordinance to expunge juvenile criminal records

Council approves ordinance to expunge juvenile criminal records

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that allows for the automatic expungement of juvenile criminal records at Monday’s City Council meeting. The ordinance requires the city to automatically expunge law enforcement records if the events occurred before the individual’s 18th birthday,...

NU secures modest increase in student premium as markets prepare for rate hikes

NU secures modest increase in student premium as markets prepare for rate hikes

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern has renewed its contract with Aetna, securing a modest premium increase as insurers prepare to charge more in comparable markets after the repeal of the individual mandate. The University’s student health insurance premium will rise 2.4 percent to a baseline of $3,950, though out-of-network...

Ambassador talks Russian-Georgian relations, effort to join NATO

Ambassador talks Russian-Georgian relations, effort to join NATO

Elizabeth Byrne, Copy Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

David Bakradze, the Georgian ambassador to the United States, discussed Georgian-Russian relations and Georgia’s efforts to join NATO and the European Union at a Monday event in Harris Hall. Bakradze spoke to about 80 students and administrators on a panel alongside Ian Kelly, a former U.S. ambassador...

Uncommon Conversations: Student-athletes, non-athletes talk about different lifestyle

Uncommon Conversations: Student-athletes, non-athletes talk about different lifestyle

The Daily Audio Desk

May 13, 2018


Filed under Audio, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, The Weekly, Top Stories

This week on Uncommon Conversations, three Northwestern student-athletes and three non-students athletes sat down to discuss what it is like to be varsity athletes. - Natalie Shilati

NU to upgrade emergency evacuation plan, establish committee to address campus safety

NU to upgrade emergency evacuation plan, establish committee to address campus safety

Adrian Wan, Assistant Web Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Campus Safety, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern will form a campus-wide evacuation committee in an effort to standardize its emergency evacuation plan, said Gwen Butler, environmental health and safety director in the Office of Risk Management. While emergency response practices have long been in place, the Office of Risk Management...

Lacrosse: Wildcats advance to NCAA quarterfinals with historic weekend wins

Lacrosse: Wildcats advance to NCAA quarterfinals with historic weekend wins

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under Instagram Posts, Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Lacrosse With under 25 minutes to play in Northwestern’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup against No. 7 Towson, senior attacker Shelby Fredericks held her stick out and signaled a message to her team: Settle down. The Wildcats (15-5, 5-1 Big Ten) had just gone up 11-10 on the Tiger...