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Panel on Title IX reforms expresses concerns over proposed changes

Panel on Title IX reforms expresses concerns over proposed changes

Priyanshi Katare, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Officials from the Center for Awareness, Response and Education and the Office of Equity expressed concern that proposed changes to federal Title IX rules would make students feel less safe. During a Friday panel hosted by student groups and the Office of Equity, students and University officials...

Unpacking the student conduct process: How and why student organizations are suspended

Unpacking the student conduct process: How and why student organizations are suspended

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

January 13, 2019


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

While many people are familiar with fraternity suspensions, Greek organizations aren’t the only ones subject to the student conduct process. The University has cracked down on a variety of student organizations in recent years. Twelve groups currently have a conduct status –– which means they are suspended, on probation or under conduct review, according to information availabl...

Evanston artists debut ‘Word’ exhibit honoring black women

Evanston artists debut ‘Word’ exhibit honoring black women

James Pollard, Reporter

January 13, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

A pair of Evanston artists are honoring the contributions of black women throughout U.S. history in a new exhibit unveiled on Friday. With Billie Holiday music in the background, about 50 people browsed Ben and Melissa Blount’s letterpress prints and embroideries at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center...

Evanston police investigates allegations of ‘inappropriate’ conduct by ETHS Employee

Evanston police investigates allegations of ‘inappropriate’ conduct by ETHS Employee

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Police Department has launched an investigation into inappropriate conduct by an Evanston Township High School employee. Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew described the recent incident as “inappropriate contact between an employee and students.” Glew said two students have reported incidents...

District 65 pledges to ‘stay the course’ after DeVos revokes guidelines protecting students of color from suspensions

District 65 pledges to ‘stay the course’ after DeVos revokes guidelines protecting students of color from suspensions

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Stories

In response to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ rescinding of Obama-era regulations designed to protect students of color from over-suspension, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 doubled down on its commitment to fair implementation and reflection on its disciplinary practices. “The direction...

Women’s Soccer: Three Northwestern women’s soccer players drafted

Women’s Soccer: Three Northwestern women’s soccer players drafted

Charlie Goldsmith, Sports Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer When coach Michael Moynihan was recruiting Kayla Sharples, Hannah Davison and Marisa Viggiano, he was selling a program without a history of success, the best facilities in the conference or any track record of placing players in the world’s premier women’s soccer league af...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority headquarters speaks on Jordan Hankins lawsuit after days of silence

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority headquarters speaks on Jordan Hankins lawsuit after days of silence

Catherine Kim, Campus Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

In a statement early Friday morning, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority headquarters said it has a “zero-tolerance” hazing policy, ending the group’s days-long silence after the mother of Jordan Hankins filed a complaint alleging it was responsible for her daughter’s death. The statement comes after Felicia Hankins filed the co...

Proposed electronic appropriate use policy proposal raises concerns over privacy

Proposed electronic appropriate use policy proposal raises concerns over privacy

Elizabeth Byrne, Campus Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern is in the process of reviewing a new electronic resources policy that, when put into effect, would more easily allow the University to access information transferred on NU networks or systems. The proposed policy, which is open to community review until Jan. 17, outlines the procedure and rights the University has to access “Electronic Resources.” The policy defines ...

Has the shutdown affected Northwestern’s federal research funding? Not yet

Has the shutdown affected Northwestern’s federal research funding? Not yet

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Despite the government shutdown entering its 20th day, it has not yet impacted Northwestern’s federal research funding, said Jay Walsh, vice president for research. The partial government shutdown stemming over a debate about the funding of a wall on the southern border has stopped nonessential...

Report: University assets exceeded $15 billion last fiscal year

Report: University assets exceeded $15 billion last fiscal year

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern’s total financial assets exceeded $15 billion in the 2018 fiscal year even as administrators prepared for a forthcoming budget deficit, according to a report released by the University late December. The 2018 Financial Report, addressing the fiscal year from Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018, saw the University’s ...

From the Archives: War and Peace

From the Archives: War and Peace

The Daily Northwestern Video Desk

January 9, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

In 1968, Eva Paterson (Weinberg ’71) became active in the anti-Vietnam War movement as a Northwestern student. Decades later, she looks back on historic anti-war demonstrations she took part in, her nationally-televised debate against the vice president of the United States and her experience as a...

Mother of Jordan Hankins claims Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority responsible for daughter’s death

Mother of Jordan Hankins claims Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority responsible for daughter’s death

Catherine Kim and Elizabeth Byrne

January 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, Greek, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Editor's note, 5:10 p.m.: Due to incorrect information provided by the Office of Student Conduct, a previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Northwestern chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was suspended in May 2016. After the release of this article, the office updated its information to ...