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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


A staircase next to a doorframe with a sign saying “Being Black at Northwestern.”

Campus organizations host events throughout Black History Month

January 31, 2023

For this year’s Black History Month, various organizations across campus are hosting events, including workshops, reading series and game nights. Here’s a look at what’s going on. Feb. 1 — Seeing...

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Q&A: Asian American Studies Program Director Nitasha Tamar Sharma discusses importance of ethnic and racial studies

November 10, 2022

Growing up with parents in academia, Asian American Studies Program Director and Weinberg Prof. Nitasha Tamar Sharma knew early on that she wanted to become a professor.  Sharma came to Northwestern...

Illustration in which the spotlight is focused on a white individual, while multiple non-white individuals are left out of focus.

Students and faculty address lack of racial diversity in Northwestern theatre, discuss potential solutions to challenges

November 7, 2022

Communication junior Alondra Rios was worried about the audition process for Arts Alliance at Northwestern University’s production of “In the Heights.” As the production’s director, she feared...

Seven students pose outdoors in formal attire. There is a gray fence in the background.

After pandemic hiatus, Black Formal returns in Homecoming-themed, virtual and in-person events

May 19, 2021

In 2016, Northwestern released a 150-page report of Black students’ experiences of discomfort, isolation or neglect in campus groups and social events. Six Black students were moved to host the first-ever...

Provost Jonathan Holloway in his office in November. Holloway, a scholar in African American history, discussed in his speech the history of black student activism and his role as a professor and dean.

Black organizers share experiences, strategies on campus activism

February 11, 2018

After the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, Sarah Oberholtzer (Communication ’17) said she wanted a space for black students to express grief and anger. So she organized a demonstration as a “space...

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