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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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Students form Muslim Mental Health Initiative, advocate for inclusive mental health services

May 19, 2021

As a Muslim student on campus, Weinberg junior Fizzah Jaffer recalls going through a list of over 200 therapists from Northwestern’s Counseling and Psychological Services and not seeing a Muslim counselor...

One of MMHIs first accomplishments was adding the first Muslim provider — the Khalil Center — to the list of referrals that CAPS gives students when connecting them with off-campus mental health resources. It is still the only Muslim provider on the list of 217 resources.

CAPS hires first Muslim counselor as a result of student advocacy

January 26, 2021

Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services hired Sabaahath Latifi, their first-ever Muslim counselor this quarter after student advocates from the Muslim Mental Health Initiative advocated for...

Northwestern community members celebrate the first day of Ramadan Monday evening. More than 150 people gathered in Parkes Hall to break their fast together.

Muslims, non-Muslims break fast during community iftar

May 7, 2019

More than 150 people gathered in Parkes Hall Monday to celebrate the first day of Ramadan and break fast together during the Muslim-cultural Students Association’s annual community iftar. The event was...

Abdul El-Sayed speaks to students at Harris Hall. El-Sayed said his faith taught him to seek justice.

Former Michigan gubernatorial candidate says his faith taught him to be good

February 8, 2019

No matter how unpopular they may be, former Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed said he doesn’t back down from his beliefs –– and challenged students to be kind even when they face opposition....

For the first time since 2011, the SAT beat the ACT in number of test-takers during the 2017-18 school year. But Northwestern students overwhelmingly prefer the ACT over the SAT.

SAT overtakes ACT for highest number of test takers, but Northwestern students prefer the latter

November 12, 2018

Northwestern students overwhelmingly prefer the ACT over the SAT, defying new national trends that show diminished ACT popularity. For the first time since 2011, the SAT beat the ACT in number of test-takers...

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