The Rise of Crowdfunding

The Rise of Crowdfunding

On 6th April 2015, Northwestern launched its very own crowdfunding platform: Catalyzer. It aims to connect Northwestern students, faculty, and alumni with campus projects that require funding. NU Threads and NU Rowing are among the projects that are currently being funded. For budding entrepreneurs at Northwestern crowdfunding is emerging as a useful resource for generating […]

Collecting Paradise

Collecting Paradise

                    By Stephanie Yang “If there is paradise on Earth, it is this. It is this. It is this.” Upon entrance to the exhibition Collecting Paradise: Buddhist Art of Kashmir and Its Legacies at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, visitors are greeted […]

Northwestern Students Say Thank You to a Kind Friend and Teacher

Northwestern Students Say Thank You to a Kind Friend and Teacher

                  By Nicole Bauke Students were shocked and saddened when Rabbi Aaron Potek announced his plans to leave Northwestern at the end of the school year, for a position with the organization Gather the Jews. Rabbi Aaron, Hillel’s educational and spiritual leader, joined the Fiedler Hillel at […]

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 […]

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. […]

Deep in a Minnesota Mineshaft

Deep in a Minnesota Mineshaft

By Joseph Salvo Deep in a Minnesota mineshaft, MIT researcher Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano searches for the universe’s ghostly building blocks. Figueroa, known to his colleagues as “Tali Figueroa,” is a leading expert in the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment (CDMS), a project that analyzes collisions between atomic nuclei and unimaginably small particles called WIMPs (Weakly Interacting […]