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The Spectrum: Television writers need to stop killing their LGBTQ characters

Jesseca Rodgers, Op-Ed Contributor

March 8, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email A friend texted me a few weeks ago raving about a TV show sheâ...

Srivastava: ‘Basmati Blues’ backlash shows progress in challenging cultural misrepresentation

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In “Basmati Blues,” an American environmental scientist played by Brie Larson is outsourced to India to save the country with her revolutionary, genetically modified rice strain. When she realizes her strain does more harm than...

Sumra: In Trump’s America, it’s never been more important to look at rest of world

Eish Sumra, Op-Ed Contributor

September 25, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

During this tumultuous political period in the United States, it would be hard to cast your gaze away from the scandals of President Donald Trump’s America. The news in this country is so focused on the new administration’s...

Student petition recommends US-centric diversity curriculum requirement

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

February 17, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Student Government, Student Groups

Students have circulated a petition throughout the past week urging Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences faculty to support a Social Inequalities and Diversity curriculum requirement focused on the United States. The petition ...

Northwestern to offer free online course for alumni

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 20, 2014

Filed under Academic, Administration, Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern is offering a free massive open online course this summer exclusively for NU alumni and friends. The course, Content Strategy for Professionals: Engaging Audiences for Your Organization, will run from June 9 to...

NU-Q study finds Arab residents wary of American entertainment

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 7, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A new survey commissioned by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute found that although many Arab residents in the Middle East and North Africa watch Hollywood films, some believe the films include content...