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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

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‘Activism is part of everyday living’: Bursar’s Office Takeover participants reflect on protest, careers

May 22, 2023

On May 3, 1968, more than 100 students occupied the Bursar’s Office in a peaceful protest lasting 38 hours. The activists aimed to raise awareness about the lack of academic, housing, counseling and...

Northwestern alumna Daphne Maxwell Reid. Reid was Northwestern’s first black homecoming queen, who went on to star as Aunt Viv in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Daphne Maxwell Reid: from homecoming queen, to the set of ‘Fresh Prince’

January 23, 2019

“AND is in our DNA” might be Northwestern’s latest catchphrase to showcase the breadth of talent across its student body, but Daphne Maxwell Reid (Weinberg ’70) needed no catchphrase to make history...

Alumni Harry Lennix, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Joanne Williams join filmmaker Eric Seals (left to right) during a panel after the premiere of a NUBAA-commissioned documentary on the Bursar’s Office Takeover. Takeover participants Maxwell Reid and Williams reflected on their time at Northwestern and its evolution since 1968.

NU Black Alumni Association premieres documentary on Bursar’s Office Takeover

May 6, 2018

CHICAGO — Black students’ transitions to Northwestern in the late 1960s, their experiences on campus and the context of the national civil rights movement were highlighted in a full-length documentary...

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