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Month: February 2018

Reimagining the Black House: Where Legacy and Future Meet

In spring of 2015, the Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin made it a priority to assess and improve black undergraduate students’ experience at Northwestern University. She created the Black Student Experience Task Force, composed of faculty, students, alumni, and staff to examine the issue. They  determined 14 different themes and recommendations on which the University should focus its efforts to improve Black student satisfaction.

Meet the New Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

The department of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) has found a new director. Daviree Velázquez Phillip started work at Northwestern University on February 12. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Phillip worked as an assistant director of diversity education at Georgetown University’s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access.

Winter Tips and Tricks to Get You Through the Quarter!

As tempting as it might be to simply freeze in place and wait for warmer days, it remains a biological impossibility. Fortunately, with these handy winter tips and tricks, you and the fellow Wildcats in your life can conquer this year’s Evanston winter with confidence!

See the (In)Visible Men at Dittmar Gallery

Artist Ricardo Lewis has spent the last five years creating art that challenges viewers to connect with black men by looking them in the eye. Until March 22, his series of paintings entitled (In)Visible Men will be on display in Dittmar Gallery.

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.

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.

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.

Embrace the Spirit of Valentine’s Day at Norris

The most romantic week of the year is here, and Norris Center knows it. From customizing cards for free to a Love Cafe, a free picture on the Big Pink Chair, a date night at the ice rink, and so much more, Norris has prepared exactly what you need to have the time of your life with your significant other or friends.