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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

Sketches of people protesting in front of a Black building with chalk-style outlines over a collage of black and white photos of students protesting at the Bursar’s Office in 1968.

55 years after Black student activists occupied the Bursar’s Office, students see unresolved problems and progress

May 22, 2023

Content warning: This article contains discussions of racial violence. When Leslie Harris (Weinberg ’70) thinks back to his college years at Northwestern, he recalls an unwelcoming campus community...

Four people sit at a panel in front of rows of empty chairs. A yellow screen in the back reads “Black to Front: From African American Studies to Black Studies: A Black Thought and Culture Symposium.”

51 years after founding, African American Studies Department to be renamed Black Studies, reflecting global lens and activism

May 22, 2023

Last year, the African American Studies Department celebrated its 50th anniversary, 54 years after Black students demanded acknowledgement of Black art, culture, literature and history during the Bursar’s...

Stone building with a tree in front.

African American Studies department to change name to Black Studies

May 15, 2023

The African American Studies department will officially change its name to the Black Studies department in the next few months pending final approval by Northwestern’s Board of Trustees, according to...

A gavel strikes down on a pie chart of different skin tones with different shades of purple in the background.

Northwestern community members sign onto amicus briefs as Supreme Court reconsiders affirmative action

November 16, 2022

As the Supreme Court considers two cases that could potentially outlaw affirmative action, Northwestern faculty and community members are getting involved by creating and signing onto amicus briefs in...

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Northwestern honors the legacy of Black Chicago in Juneteenth event

June 19, 2022

Northwestern hosted its 2022 Juneteenth celebration, “The Vibrant Legacy of Black Chicago,” Friday over Zoom. The Center for Health Equity Transformation hosted the event in collaboration with the...

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