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.
Month: February 2018
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big changes have come to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) this year. In an effort to offer a more diverse range of resources and encourage students to utilize them, CAPS has implemented a new program, launched an app, and made its counselors more accessible than ever this school year.
Your safety and the safety of the people around you is our number one priority. Northwestern University honors Amnesty Through Responsible Action in order to encourage students to be safe and take responsible action when necessary.
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.