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Month: October 2014

The Problem with Fraternity “Colonization”

Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Remember when you joined that (house) chapter and met some of your (fellow pledges) new members? (Rush) Recruitment was an exciting time filled with anxiety and anticipation, as you and other (rushees) potential new members hoped to join a new community of lifelong friends. The (frat guy) fraternity man culture on campus needed a transformation through positive change, with a focus on risk (management) education and harm reduction.

We’ve come a long way, yet we have a long way to go.

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AccessibleNU Emphasizes Inclusion and Community in Changes

A new name, location and website are among the changes for the office charged with making a Northwestern education accessible to all

A lot changed in the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) over the summer, including our name: We are now AccessibleNU!

The overarching reason for changing our name is to emphasize that making a Northwestern education accessible is the responsibility of the entire University community. We also changed our name to be more inclusive to students.

UCS Media and Marketing Career Trek in NYC

University Career Services

I am so excited to share my experience on my “trek.” Basically, University Career Services at Northwestern started organizing these treks to expose students to different options available to them after graduation, in addition to help connect us with the alumni who work in our fields of interest. Our group was about 20 students, all of whom I really enjoyed getting to meet (and run around Manhattan with for three days). Everyone was so down to earth and excited about their futures, and it’s hard not to be when you’re touring such amazing companies!

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Student Affairs Changes

Division of Student Affairs

While most of you were away this summer, Northwestern made some big changes to better serve and engage the community. Here’s a list of the changes to be on the look out for:

  • Northwestern Dining Renovations
  • Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
  • Scott Hall
  • 2122 Sheridan Road