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Northwestern Jewish community challenges study that calls university an anti-Semitic ‘hotspot’

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

November 18, 2016

Filed under Campus

Jewish leaders and students disputed the credibility of a Brandeis University study released in October that names Northwestern an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel “hotspot.” The study found that of 68 NU respondents, 70 percent...

Northwestern to create socially responsible investment committee

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

March 9, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern will create a committee on socially responsible investment to advise NU’s president and chief investment officer on issues related to the University’s investment activities. The committee will include alumni,...

Northwestern has more than $15 million directly invested in oil, natural gas company

Madeline Fox, Campus Editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Northwestern owns more than $15 million worth of stock in Black Stone Minerals, one of the largest oil and gas mineral and royalty companies in the country, according to the University’s filing with the Securities and Exchange...

Activist talks ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ at Unshackle NU’s first speaker event

Fathma Rahman, Reporter

January 22, 2016

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Chicago-based organizer and educator Mariame Kaba said Thursday one of the driving forces behind the disproportionate incarceration of black people in the U.S. is an unfair education system. Kaba was the first speaker of a qua...

Admin says no knowledge of prison investments following debut of new divestment campaign

Tyler Pager, Editor in Chief

January 19, 2016

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Students launched a divestment campaign Tuesday, calling for the University to remove its investments from private prison companies. Called “Unshackle NU,” the campaign is holding a launch event Wednesday in Fisk Hall where...

Students demand divestment from coal

Isabella Jiao, Reporter

November 22, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Events, Science & Technology, Student Groups

Chanting slogans such as "Not another Harvard, our leadership is smarter,” a group of students led by Fossil Free Northwestern marched through campus to attract the Board of Trustees’ attention, demanding the University withdraw...