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Closson: Being a black journalist is hard — but necessary

Troy Closson, Op-Ed Contributor

January 14, 2019

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I didn’t want to write a story about the 50th anniversary of the Bursar’s Office Takeover last spring, but I wanted one to be written. When I first pitched my vision for the story, I basically said if anyone else also had...

Fliers denouncing relationships between black, white people falsely attributed to NU black student groups

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor

May 1, 2017

Filed under Campus, Student Groups

Fliers denouncing relationships between black and white people, reportedly seen on campus Friday, falsely listed five black student organizations as its creators. The fliers said black people who date white people are “alt-right”...

Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks at Northwestern about activism

Olivia Exstrum, Assistant Campus Editor

November 6, 2014

Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Student Groups

More than two years after Trayvon Martin's death, his mother, Sybrina Fulton, spoke Tuesday at Northwestern about her work to create positive change after her son's death. “To me, Trayvon was used as a symbol to bring...

Journalist Isabel Wilkerson to deliver Allison Davis Lecture

Amy Whyte, Assistant Campus Editor

October 9, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will deliver this year's Allison Davis Lecture on Nov. 7 in Harris Hall. Wilkerson was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, in recognition of her...