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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


Drawing on a variety of interviews with organizers and activists in the United States and Canada, the novel focused on six abolitionist organizations from each respective country.

Authors Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché discuss abolition, new novel during Monday conversation

April 15, 2024

Almost 10 years after they first began discussing the book, authors Rachel Herzing and Justin Piché discussed their recently released novel, “How to Abolish Prisons: Lessons from the Movement Against...

NPEP graduate James Soto celebrates after receiving his degree. Wednesday’s graduating cohort marked the first time incarcerated students have received bachelor’s degrees from a top 10 university.

Northwestern Prison Education Program celebrates inaugural commencement

November 16, 2023

William Peeples spent 13 years on death row before having his sentence commuted in 2003 to life without parole. Since joining the Northwestern Prison Education Program, Peeples has had the chance to study...

NPEP hosted a panel on reentry for formerly incarcerated people on Wednesday.

NPEP hosts panel on rehabilitation and reentry for incarcerated people

November 2, 2023

The Northwestern Prison Education Program hosted a panel called “Community Response to Reentry and Recidivism” in Swift Hall Wednesday night.   The five panelists — some of whom were previously...

Northwestern student volunteers stand around boxes of supplies at a refugee center.

Northwestern’s volunteer groups kick into gear for winter quarter

January 25, 2022

After COVID-19 safety protocols loosened up with last year’s vaccinations rollouts, some student volunteer groups have returned to their in-person activities this school year.  Campus Kitchen works...

Woman in green jacket and black skirt standing in a room of incarcerated individuals who are sitting at classroom desks.

Panelists discuss death penalty history and abolition in NPEP roundtable

April 21, 2021

Criminal justice experts discussed the inefficacy of the death penalty and the need for its abolition in a Tuesday roundtable. In the event hosted by the Northwestern Prison Education Program, panelists...

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