Health Care Deciphered: Patient Advocacy Coordinators are Here to Help

Health Care Deciphered: Patient Advocacy Coordinators are Here to Help

The health care system is nothing if not confusing. Learning to navigate the health care system on our own, many of us for the first time, can be a huge challenge. Luckily for us, Health Services has introduced a Patient Support Services program to help make sense of it all.

Director of Health Services Brian Druley lead the charge with developing this unique program. Druley’s vision centered on one thing: integrating student learning into the health services process. To accomplish this goal, the department instituted Patient Advocacy Coordinators at both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

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Destress and Decompress with CAPS Spring Stress Clinics

Destress and Decompress with CAPS Spring Stress Clinics

CAPS at Northwestern offers resources to help manage stress beyond clinical appointments and consulting. Sign-ups are now available for Stress Management Clinics during spring quarter. These Stress Management Clinics deal with a variety of issues and coping techniques surrounding stress and are available to all Northwestern community members free of charge.

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Women in Leadership Workshops Explore Gender in a Modern Context

Women in Leadership Workshops Explore Gender in a Modern Context

This past fall, Northwestern’s Leadership and Community Engagement department (housed within Campus Life) introduced its new series, Women in Leadership. This cohort meets six times over the course of one quarter to discuss and explore various aspects of the intersection between gender and leadership.

“We have a pretty multifaceted mission,” Assistant Director of Leadership & Community Engagement Adrian Bitton said.“Ultimately what we want to do is empower women and build their leadership self-efficacy.”

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Northwestern's New Meal Plan Options, Explained

Northwestern's New Meal Plan Options, Explained

Keeping ourselves fed while also trying to get good grades, have a social life, and save money can be difficult. With this in mind, Northwestern has done research and conducted focus groups in order to make their meal plan options better for its students. These changes, including the introduction of a new plan called the Open Access Plan, will improve price, access, and flexibility for students on the university’s meal plans.

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Norris Starbucks Awarded Team of the Quarter

Norris Starbucks Awarded Team of the Quarter

If you’ve visited the Norris Starbucks recently, you’ve now officially been to the Starbucks with the best team in the Chicagoland area. The team received the Store Team of the Quarter Award for the October-December quarter from their national corporate offices.

When they found out about the award, the whole team was “jumping up and down with excitement,” Manager in Training Gina Tuch said with a laugh. “It gave our team a nice boost of confidence.”

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Religious & Spiritual Life Promotes Inclusivity for Interfaith Month

Religious & Spiritual Life Promotes Inclusivity for Interfaith Month

This April is Wildcat Interfaith Month, which offers students an opportunity to share how their religious or spiritual identities inform their worldview. It is also a time where students from diverse backgrounds come together to listen, understand, and respect each other’s perspectives.

To celebrate, Religious & Spiritual Life will host an Interfaith Passover Seder at 6:00 p.m. on April 5 in Parkes Social Hall. Also in Parkes Social Hall, on April 20 at 6:00 p.m., don’t miss the second annual Wildcat Langar, where students will enjoy a vegetarian meal and learn about the Sikh tradition of service to humanity. Finally, Soul Sounds: An Interfaith Concert will feature music and artistic expressions from various traditions on April 23 at 3:00 p.m. in Alice Millar Chapel.

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​​​​​​​Connecting Through Research and the Residential Experience

​​​​​​​Connecting Through Research and the Residential Experience

Lunch discussions and fireside chats can lead students to research opportunities with faculty mentors. Residential college faculty fellows, as well as faculty across the university, hire students new to research and mentor them through the Undergraduate Research Assistance Program (URAP)

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