At Willard Open House, a Celebration of the Past and Future

At Willard Open House, a Celebration of the Past and Future

On Wednesday, January 24, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and other members of the Northwestern community joined together to celebrate the renovation and re-opening of Willard Hall. At the open house, speakers acknowledged the work of the architects and contractors responsible for carrying out the renovations, celebrated Willard’s 80-year history, and placed the re-opening in the context of Northwestern’s ten-year Housing Master Plan.

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Learn to #LoveYourSelfie During Body Acceptance Week

Learn to #LoveYourSelfie During Body Acceptance Week

When you’re wrapped up in stress and social media, it can be easy to slip into a negative mindset and start comparing yourself to others. Whether this manifests as poor body image, an eating disorder, or you just need a little boost of self-confidence, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is here to inject a little positivity, support, and self-love into your week with Body Acceptance Week, February 19 – 23.

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Commemorating a Historic Event During Black History Month

Commemorating a Historic Event During Black History Month

February is National Black History Month, a time to celebrate the black community while also recognizing the unique difficulties experienced by black Americans. This year, Black History Month holds even more significance for Northwestern as it is the 50th anniversary of the takeover of the Bursar's office by the black student union.

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New Assistant Dean of Students Joins the Office of Student Conduct

New Assistant Dean of Students Joins the Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) welcomes a new Director and Assistant Dean of Students Lucas Christain. Christain joined the team in late June and already has been making an impact.

“When I joined [the OSC], it was the first time we'd been fully staffed,” Christain explained. “A lot of my role is helping actualize some of the visions of the folks that came before me by building the structure of the office and advancing some of the initiatives that we want to get off the ground.”

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Student Written Plays to Debut in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Student Written Plays to Debut in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Vertigo Productions, one of the nine student theatre boards included within StuCo, has spent the last 23 years bringing student-written plays off paper and onto the stage. Their full season features a wide variety of works ranging from musicals to 10-minute plays. Right now, Vertigo’s focus is on the staged readings of two new plays being produced in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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This Winter, Commemorating Dr. King's Legacy at Northwestern

This Winter, Commemorating Dr. King's Legacy at Northwestern

The Northwestern University community has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. since 1980, when the Alpha Mu chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity initiated what is now known as the Candlelight Vigil. Since then, honoring their fraternity brother became a tradition for the chapter in collaboration with the Department of African-American Student Affairs and the University Chaplain’s office. In 1987, the University decided to join and expand the commemorations for a whole week with a wide program of events that ranged from discussions to lectures, films, plays, service projects, and more.

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