Georgetown professor: legacy of WWII comfort women continues

Georgetown professor: legacy of WWII comfort women continues

By Stephanie Yang “Every country has ugly historical chapters. My aim tonight is simple — not to forget the experiences of women who have fallen victims to forced prostitution and sexual violence in times of war and peace.” Professor Bonnie Oh of the Korean Studies department at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign […]

Wildcats for Israel hosts discussion on African-American and Israeli relations

Wildcats for Israel hosts discussion on African-American and Israeli relations

By Adam Shimer Wildcats for Israel brought in two speakers Thursday to talk about their connections with Israel and the Jewish community. Dumisani Washington, the Diversity Outreach Coordinator of the Institute for Black solidarity with Israel, began by emphasizing the pro-Israel legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He explained that Black-Jewish relations were very strong […]

Minimum-wage workers call for student votes on higher wage

Minimum-wage workers call for student votes on higher wage

By Stephanie Yang With election approaching in less than seven days, two minimum-wage workers and an economics professor discussed Wednesday their perspectives on low-wage living and the effects of higher wage on daily lives. “Fighting to Survive: Perspectives on Low Wages,” co-sponsored by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Fight for 15, Northwestern University Community […]

Carry That Weight: NU students support Emma Sulkowicz

Carry That Weight: NU students support Emma Sulkowicz

By Nicole Bauke Groups of college students across the nation joined together Wednesday to carry mattresses and pillows around campus to advocate for sexual assault victims and protest their discontent with our judicial system’s responses. It started at Columbia University, where Emma Sulkowicz, senior visual arts major, was raped the first day of her sophomore year. […]

Nicholas Kristof urges students to leave their comfort zones

Nicholas Kristof urges students to leave their comfort zones

By Nicole Bauke Nicholas Kristof, famed op-ed columnist for the New York Times and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, visited Northwestern University last Monday to encourage students to educate themselves and others about human and social injustices around the world. “A critical part of education is to get out of the classroom in different ways and […]

Slideshow: NU Color Roar gets down and dirty for a good cause

Slideshow: NU Color Roar gets down and dirty for a good cause

By Isabella Raynal [slideshow_deploy id=’5656′] Sunday is considered a day of rest (or studying) for many, but not for those who participated in the Color Roar. This past Sunday, at least 50 Northwestern students spent their afternoons running around Deering Meadow throwing paint powder at each other. To passersby we must have just looked like […]

Former NPR correspondent discusses being a black student in the 1960s

Former NPR correspondent discusses being a black student in the 1960s

By Stephanie Jee Won Yang Professor Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, spoke to the Northwestern community on Friday at McCormick Foundation Center about being a black student in the sixties. The two-hour speech, titled “My Sixties: Reflections on Coming of Age in the ‘Miracle Decade’ & Enduring Lessons,” was part of […]

NUCHR and Right To Be Free discuss combatting human trafficking in Ghana

By Nicole Bauke Human trafficking, whether for forced labor, child labor, or prostitution, is a prominent issue throughout the world, including in the United States. Worldwide, an estimated 29 million adults and children are currently being trafficked, surpassing the arms trade as the second most profitable illegal trade in the world, behind illicit drugs. Thursday, […]

ASG gives students a role in choosing next Weinberg dean

By Joseph Salvo Students and faculty convened Tuesday at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art for “Voice Your Opinion,” an open forum dedicated to the search for the next dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The event was sponsored by NU’s Associated Student Government to give students an opportunity to share […]