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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

Students in purple robes move their tassel to the left side of their cap.

By the Numbers: Statistics for the post-graduation destination of Northwestern undergraduates

June 15, 2023

The class of 2023 threw their caps in the air and said goodbye to their time as undergraduates after Commencement on Monday. For a glimpse into their prospective future, the graduates can look at Northwestern's...

2020 graduates at their in-person ceremony wearing purple gowns, throwing their caps into the air.

Jeanne Sparrow named speaker for Weinberg’s 2022 convocation ceremony

March 30, 2022

Television host and radio personality Jeanne Sparrow (Weinberg ’91, Communication ’15) will deliver the convocation speech for Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences’ 2022 ceremony, she announced...

Smiling people in purple and black garb and graduation caps walk, with two people in black commencement uniform in the front. In the background are a blurred crowd of people in waving motion.

Seniors reflect on time at Northwestern, celebrate graduation amid COVID-19 restrictions

May 26, 2021

For the second year in a row, graduation celebrations are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Northwestern will host a remote University-wide commencement on June 14, but each school will have its...

The Arch, decorated for graduation. This year’s graduation speaker was met with student resistance as they cited her response to the recent Black Lives Matter protests.

Commencement speaker Lori Lightfoot asks graduates to engage in public service

June 19, 2020

Commencement speaker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked graduates to engage in public service during Friday’s virtual commencement. The virtual commencement was held on the same day as Juneteenth,...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at last May’s inauguration. More than 800 students have signed a letter calling on the University to disinvite Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot from speaking at commencement.

Amid calls to boycott Lightfoot’s commencement speech, a look at the Chicago mayor’s history on policing

June 18, 2020

On April 22, Northwestern announced Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as the virtual commencement speaker. In the eight weeks that have since passed, protests against police brutality and racial injustice have...

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