Meet Ilya Kutik: NU Professor, Famous Poet, and Pal of Allen Ginsberg

Photo by Megan Spengler. Ilya Kutik, Professor of Russian Literature and Language, was taking the quarter off to work on two books of essays or “something serious like that” until something else suddenly came up. “Poetry is like a very strong dictation, that you cannot miss. It’s more powerful than you are. It comes to you and goes, and then it disappears. […]

Koco Table Serves a Taste of Korea

Photo by Charles Rollet. The smell of kimchi filled the air along with the rattle of chopsticks. Rhythmic K-pop blared in the background as the usual cacophony of chitchat echoed around the tables. It was a typical Saturday evening at Koco Table, the only Korean restaurant in Evanston. At the cashier, a well-built Asian man in […]

Meet Ilya Kutik: NU Professor, Famous Poet, and Pal of Allen Ginsberg

Meet Ilya Kutik: NU Professor, Famous Poet, and Pal of Allen Ginsberg

By: Megan Spengler Ilya Kutik, Professor of Russian Literature and Language, was taking the quarter off to work on two books of essays or “something serious like that” until something else suddenly came up. “Poetry is like a very strong dictation, that you cannot miss. It’s more powerful than you are. It comes to you and goes, and then it disappears. You shouldn’t […]

The Chron interviews Dinesh D’Souza on Diversity

By Charles Rollet On Monday, conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza came to Northwestern to speak on a controversial topic: diversity. His speech had its supporters and detractors- perhaps the harshest words spoken against it were from ASG president Ani Ajith, who told The Daily it was “hate speech”, “bigotry,” and “pseudo-intellectual babble.” The Chronicle talked with D’Souza […]

The Rebirth of Northwestern’s Peace Project

After years on the sidelines of University affairs, Northwestern’s Peace Project is striving to assert its voice once more in matters of social justice on campus. Originally an umbrella organization encompassing three different groups—Northwestern Opposing War and Racism, Students for Economic Justice, and the Protest Magazine—Peace Project is now a member of the NU Social […]

Students Discuss Race at “Wake Up! Nommo”

Students filled an Annenberg lecture hall on Monday to take part in a presentation and discussion aiming to raise awareness of racial bias on campus. The event, titled “Wake Up! Nommo” (described on the Facebook page as Swahili for “power of the word”), started with an audio presentation in which Northwestern students introduced themselves to the audience as […]

An Afternoon with Jane Hirt, the Managing Editor of the Chicago Tribune

Jane Hirt, Chicago Tribune. (Photo by Wendy Pierro/Tribune) Walking into Tribune Tower at 435 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Ill. can thrill even seasoned journalists. The neo-Gothic building is a well-known Chicago landmark, and the lobby is full of quotes about press freedom from Joseph Medill to Voltaire. But when you take the elevator up […]

Musings (and Photos) on France’s Massive Anti-Gay Marriage Protests

By Charles Rollet Hundreds of thousands of French people paraded down one of Paris’ largest avenues yesterday, chanting slogans and proudly displaying bright pink and light blue banners. What was all the fuss about? Well, these multitudes were vigorously protesting a bill which will likely legalize gay marriage in France. France’s Socialist president, Francois Hollande, wants to […]