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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

Zoom screen featuring five Alpha Phi Alpha members each holding a tall, lit candle. Rev. Kristen Perez is on the bottom right, leading the vigil. The photo is bordered with three candlesticks.

Dr. Jeffrey Sterling discusses NU’s racist history, encourages Black leaders in the community to speak up at MLK Candlelight Vigil

January 17, 2022

Northwestern’s Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Week kicked off today with the annual MLK Candlelight Vigil featuring speaker Dr. Jeffrey Sterling (Weinberg ’85).  The hourlong virtual event, hosted...

Jeffrey Sterling (Weinberg ’85) and Lauren Lowery (McCormick ’89). Their book, “Voices and Visions: The Evolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University” is a collection of narratives from black alumni, staff and faculty documenting their time at NU.

New book by former NUBAA leaders explores the black experience at NU

October 31, 2018

A&E On May 3, 1968, about 120 black students took control of the University’s Bursar’s Office for 38 hours to protest the treatment of black students at Northwestern. The Takeover’s 50th anniversary...

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...

A sign above the Multicultural Center. Alumni and administrators discussed the Bursar’s Office Takeover and black student experience at NU during a Thursday panel.

Panelists discuss Bursar’s Office Takeover, culture for black students at NU

May 4, 2018

Provost Jonathan Holloway welcomed participants of the 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover decades after they set the course to transform the black student experience at Northwestern. “Welcome back, I’ve...

Jeffrey Sterling, president of the NU Black Alumni Association, speaks at the Black House. Students, alumni and University officials gathered Thursday for a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover.

Black alumni, University officials gather for symbolic groundbreaking ceremony at Black House

May 3, 2018

University officials, students and alumni gathered Thursday at the Black House for a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover, though the construction...

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