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‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins discusses representation, film inspiration

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins discusses representation, film inspiration

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
April 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

Barry Jenkins, director of this year’s Academy Award winner for best picture “Moonlight,” said there would’ve been no film without playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and his semi-autobiographical play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.” "If you read anything about this film, you would...

Northwestern acceptance rate falls to 9 percent

Northwestern acceptance rate falls to 9 percent

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
April 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern’s acceptance rate has dropped below 10 percent for the first time, as the University admitted 9 percent of applicants to the class of 2021. The University accepted 3,371 of the 37,255 applications received, University spokesman Al Cubbage said. Michael Mills, associate provost for...

University will not take disciplinary action against SAE, unnamed fraternity following reports of alleged assaults, druggings

University will not take disciplinary action against SAE, unnamed fraternity following reports of alleged assaults, druggings

Matthew Choi and Nora Shelly
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The University announced Thursday that no disciplinary action will be taken against Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and another, unnamed fraternity regarding reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults and druggings at the two houses. The University concluded its review of the reports and will not...

Kellogg celebrates opening of lakeside building

Kellogg celebrates opening of lakeside building

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Stories

The new Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub held its grand opening Wednesday, featuring tours of the facility and speeches from several deans and architects who worked on the project. Kellogg’s new home is five or six stories high, depending on how one sees it, because of the penthouse on...

Mulukutla, Gambrah focus on student wellness in ASG run

Mulukutla, Gambrah focus on student wellness in ASG run

Erica Snow, Assistant Campus Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Top Stories

Nehaarika Mulukutla sometimes gets emotional when she thinks about her presidential student government campaign. Her passion, she said, is to better students’ wellbeing by focusing on improving mental health resources, combatting sexual assault and making Northwestern a more inclusive campus. On...

Simmons, Murray prioritize economic development, affordable housing in 5th Ward race

Simmons, Murray prioritize economic development, affordable housing in 5th Ward race

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top Stories

As a lawsuit and allegations of ethics violations hover over the 5th Ward aldermanic election, the two candidates emphasize their commitments to promote affordable housing and economic development. The two candidates in the race are Robin Rue Simmons, who has worked for Sunshine Enterprises on small...

Three-year-old construction plan begins on Sheridan Road

Three-year-old construction plan begins on Sheridan Road

Victoria Cabales, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston began construction on Sheridan Road on Monday, kicking off a $13.3 million plan that includes a protected bike lane, which will run from the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Isabella Street to Grove Street. “We’re giving each mode of transportation a space to travel,” said Sat Nagar,...

Chicago changes red light camera program following Northwestern study

Chicago changes red light camera program following Northwestern study

Catherine Kim, Assistant Campus Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Top Stories

Chicago will make changes to its red light camera program based on the findings of a study conducted by the Northwestern Transportation Center, officials said. According to a Northwestern Transportation Center study released in March, there is a significant reduction in right-angle crashes, which...

Nehaarika Mulukutla launches campaign for ASG president

Nehaarika Mulukutla launches campaign for ASG president

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg junior Nehaarika Mulukutla will run uncontested for ASG President, election commissioner Shayna Servillas confirmed Tuesday. Servillas said she is unsure of the last time a candidate ran unopposed, but thinks it was at least four years ago. Mulukutla’s running mate is Weinberg junior...

Lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana to help ease budget deficit

Lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana to help ease budget deficit

Billy Kobin, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top Stories

Bills introduced last week by two state lawmakers who represent small parts of Evanston would legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois. The two bills — one introduced by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) and another by state Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) — would make Illinois the first...

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins to speak at Northwestern

‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins to speak at Northwestern

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Stories

Barry Jenkins, director of the Academy Award-winning movie “Moonlight,” will speak at Northwestern on April 1, A&O Productions announced Tuesday evening. A&O, in partnership with Rainbow Alliance, Inspire Media and the Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, will screen the movie in Ryan Auditorium,...

Northwestern students, faculty in London report feeling safe following terror attack

Northwestern students, faculty in London report feeling safe following terror attack

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern students and faculty spending Spring Break in London said they felt safe and that University officials did not alter their trips in response to the Westminster terror attack that left five people dead last week. Last Wednesday, Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man, drove an SUV from...