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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Medill Dean Charles Whitaker interviews 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival on June 24, 2020. Dickerson discussed his new book on the role of the United States president.

John Dickerson says we need to reimagine the presidency

June 24, 2020

The institutions of the United States, from police forces to commander in chief, are at a critical juncture, and 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson thinks they need change — starting by redefining...

Rebecca Makkai, author of “The Great Believers,” and Rick Kogan discuss the award-winning novel. Makkai was awarded the 2019 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction.

Rebecca Makkai awarded for novel about Chicago during the AIDS epidemic

October 27, 2019

Before receiving the 2019 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction on Sunday, Rebecca Makkai, a Chicago-based author, spoke in-depth about her experiences as a writer and how her award-winning novel...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks at Chicago Humanities Festival. The Northwestern alumna has won eight acting Emmys for her work on acclaimed sitcoms such as “Seinfeld” and “Veep.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks about ‘SNL,’ ‘Veep’ at Chicago Humanities Festival Event

October 27, 2019

During her junior year at Northwestern, Julia Louis-Dreyfus performed in the Mee-Ow show. After the final performance, a producer from “Saturday Night Live” came up to her and a few of her co-stars...

Alice Walker addresses students and Chicago locals at a Chicago Humanities Festival event. Walker said destruction is compounded by partisan noise and mass media portrayals of outspoken individuals.

Alice Walker says culture of individualism needs to change

October 28, 2018

Alice Walker crossed borders and learned new languages to write her new book “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.” But whether she’s in Evanston, North Dakota or Mexico, her message remains the...

Author Matt Taibbi talks police brutality, Eric Garner at Chicago Humanities Festival event

October 30, 2017

New York Times bestselling-author Matt Taibbi discussed racial tensions and civilian-police interactions in Cahn Auditorium on Saturday as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. About 600 people attended...

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