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Students gather on SAE headquarters lawn to protest rape culture on campus

Students gather on SAE headquarters lawn to protest rape culture on campus

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment editor

November 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Greek, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Several students shared stories of sexual assault as they sat on the lawn of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters Friday in solidarity with survivors. At the beginning of the protest, about 40 people gathered in between the International Studies Residential College and the Communications...

The Weekly Podcast: A Rally for faculty, protests on campus and “falling into fall”

The Weekly Podcast: A Rally for faculty, protests on campus and “falling into fall”

The Daily Audio Desk

November 3, 2017


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

In this episode of The Weekly, Audio Editor Sam Bernitz attends the student group rally “Students for NU NTE Faculty Justice" and talks to attendees about higher wages and bargaining rights for non-tenure eligible faculty. Bernitz also speaks with Prof. Abram J. Lewis about the new protest policy on camp...

Obamas, Chance the Rapper celebrate Chicago during Summit finale

Obamas, Chance the Rapper celebrate Chicago during Summit finale

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Former first lady Michelle Obama and artist Chance the Rapper — two Chicagoans — embraced each other on stage Wednesday before kickstarting a concert to celebrate Chicago and young leaders the Obama Foundation Summit brought together. "It's just so good to be home," Michelle Obama...

Kellogg named best full-time MBA program in world by The Economist

Kellogg named best full-time MBA program in world by The Economist

Maddie Burakoff, Assistant Campus Editor

November 2, 2017


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

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management has the best full-time MBA program in the world, according to The Economist’s 2017 ranking. Kellogg has consistently risen in the publication’s annual ranking since 2013, when it was named number 23. Last year, NU was ranked second to the University...

Biden calls for greater U.S. involvement in world affairs at Chicago event

Biden calls for greater U.S. involvement in world affairs at Chicago event

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 1, 2017


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

CHICAGO — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s granddaughter convinced him to partake in a polar plunge in 38-degree weather with five simple words: “My pop can do anything.” Even in the face of an adverse political climate, Biden is convinced America can do anything, too. “Just get up (and)...

Northwestern’s Imagine U opens year with ‘Stellaluna’ performances

Northwestern’s Imagine U opens year with ‘Stellaluna’ performances

Amy Li, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Students, Theater, Top Stories

A&E While parents and children may already know about the birds and the bees, Imagine U may just teach them a little something about the birds and the bats. Northwestern’s Imagine U will answer that question in its upcoming performance of “Stellaluna,” a story about a baby bat who is fo...

Controversial political scientist Charles Murray talks Trump, criticizes identity politics

Controversial political scientist Charles Murray talks Trump, criticizes identity politics

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Political scientist Charles Murray, whose appearances have sparked rowdy protests on some college campuses, spoke Wednesday about the conditions that led to President Donald Trump’s election and criticized what he called “toxic” identity politics at an event hosted by College Republicans. The...

Student groups rally at The Rock to support non-tenure eligible faculty union

Student groups rally at The Rock to support non-tenure eligible faculty union

Erica Snow, Campus Editor

November 1, 2017


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

About 50 people gathered at The Rock on Tuesday to rally for non-tenure eligible faculty, calling on the University to bargain with their union and raise wages. Representatives from several student groups — including Rainbow Alliance, ZOOZ, Asian Pacific American Coalition and For Members Only —...

First Obama Foundation Summit discusses importance of young community leaders

First Obama Foundation Summit discusses importance of young community leaders

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Though he might not have “set the world on fire” as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, former President Barack Obama said he learned about the power local efforts have to provoke change. “What I did learn was that ordinary people in local communities can do extraordinary things...

Aldermen refer rental space laws to Planning and Development Committee

Aldermen refer rental space laws to Planning and Development Committee

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen referred a pair of controversial city laws regulating rental spaces to be revisited by the Planning and Development Committee at a special City Council meeting Monday. After reviewing a report prepared by city staff on Evanston’s affordable housing challenges and possible solutions, aldermen...

Hillary Clinton talks book, election loss at Chicago event

Hillary Clinton talks book, election loss at Chicago event

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Hillary Clinton said she has always counted former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt as one of her personal heroes. So, when Roosevelt University president Ali Malekzadeh surprised the former Secretary of State with the inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Social Justice Award on Monday, Clinton couldn’t...

Hillel to bring actor Josh Peck as fall speaker

Hillel to bring actor Josh Peck as fall speaker

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, Speakers, Student Entertainment, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Actor Josh Peck will speak at Northwestern on Nov. 9 in Cahn Auditorium as Hillel’s fall speaker. Peck, known for his role as Josh Nichols on the Nickelodeon television show “Drake & Josh,” will discuss his life and Jewish identity, said Sasha Becker, Hillel’s vice president for programming. “We...