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Students react following Rasmea Odeh’s talk on campus

Students react following Rasmea Odeh’s talk on campus

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Reactions to Rasmea Odeh, who spoke at Northwestern on Monday, varied across campus as some said they felt uncomfortable by the presence of someone who was convicted for terrorism, and others welcomed her as a human rights activist who they say was wrongfully convicted. More than 120 people dress...

EPL board reiterates commitment to diversity, declines to discuss Williams’ suspension

EPL board reiterates commitment to diversity, declines to discuss Williams’ suspension

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Members of Evanston Public Library’s Board of Trustees reiterated their commitment to diversity while declining to address the cause of the recent suspension of popular librarian Lesley Williams at a public meeting Wednesday. At the regularly scheduled meeting, several Evanston residents asked the...

Religious leaders form group to protect marginalized residents

Religious leaders form group to protect marginalized residents

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Members of Evanston’s religious community are spearheading an effort to protect marginalized groups by standing together to resist acts of hatred and violence. The effort, dubbed “Evanston4All,” is led by Evanston’s interfaith clergy and was formed to handle a variety of issues that affect...

Student DJ, band to perform on Dillo main stage

Student DJ, band to perform on Dillo main stage

Kristine Liao, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Top Stories

After performing in Sargent Dining Hall his sophomore year and opening for B.o.B in Chicago his junior year, McCormick senior Randall Harris, or “Prez Harris”, has earned his spot on the Dillo Day main stage. “We just hadn’t done the biggest stage at Northwestern, and we really wanted to do...

Students protest ICE representative’s visit to campus

Students protest ICE representative’s visit to campus

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Students protested the visit of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement public relations officer to campus Tuesday, saying the representative’s presence on campus could be dangerous and hurtful for undocumented people at Northwestern. Members of MEChA de Northwestern, Black Lives Matter NU, the Immigrant...

Panelists discuss Asian-American political engagement in Trump era

Panelists discuss Asian-American political engagement in Trump era

Jane Yun, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Asian Americans need to push back against media stereotypes and misconceptions that they are politically apathetic by engaging civically, political science Prof. Julie Lee Merseth said during an event Tuesday. Panelists discussed the impact of the election and President Donald Trump’s administration...

Northwestern graduate student injured in robbery, attempted sexual assault

Northwestern graduate student injured in robbery, attempted sexual assault

David Fishman, City Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Evanston police said a female Northwestern graduate student was robbed and injured in an attempted sexual assault Tuesday night in a residential building in west Evanston. At about 9:30 p.m., units were dispatched to a building in the 1900 block of Ridge Avenue for an attempted sexual assault, Evanston...

Viet Nom Nom owners launch Kickstarter for first storefront location

Viet Nom Nom owners launch Kickstarter for first storefront location

Sophie Mann, Digital Recruitment and Development Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Two years after Noah Bleicher (Kellogg ’15) decided to open a Vietnamese restaurant in Evanston, he and a business partner began a Kickstarter campaign weeks before the restaurant’s forecasted opening. Bleicher developed the idea for Viet Nom Nom after noting a lack of quality, healthy food on a...

SNL’s Michael Che to headline A&O, NSTV comedy event

SNL’s Michael Che to headline A&O, NSTV comedy event

Allyson Chiu and Mariana Alfaro
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Comedian Michael Che will headline a stand-up comedy event May 24, A&O Productions and Northwestern Sketch Television announced Tuesday. Che, known for his work on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” will perform in Ryan Auditorium in Technological Institute. Che is currently the co-anchor of SNL’s...

Organizer Rasmea Odeh speaks at Northwestern for SJP’s Israeli Apartheid Week

Organizer Rasmea Odeh speaks at Northwestern for SJP’s Israeli Apartheid Week

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Palestinian organizer Rasmea Odeh and University of Illinois at Chicago Prof. Nadine Naber spoke Monday about the Palestinian experience in both the Middle East and the U.S., saying Palestine supporters must continue to fight for liberation. The talk, held in Technological Institute and attended...

Comedians Chris Gethard, Aparna Nancherla discuss politics, mental health

Comedians Chris Gethard, Aparna Nancherla discuss politics, mental health

Alan Perez, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

When comedian Chris Gethard took the stage in Lutkin Hall on Monday in front of more than 250 people, he noted the presence of the organ. “One of the things I do demand is that I only perform in rooms with massive organs,” Gethard said. Gethard, who has appeared on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”...

Mayfest serves up preview of Dillo Day food trucks

Mayfest serves up preview of Dillo Day food trucks

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups, Top Stories

In preparation for Dillo Day, some sample the artists’ tracks and others sample vendors’ bites. Food trucks lined up in front of Deering Library on Monday for Mayfest’s Taste of Dillo, the first food truck preview in Dillo Day history, said Kyle Austin, Mayfest’s director of programming. The...