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Month: February 2019

The Week Ahead (February 18-24)

Food from the Soul Monday, February 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sheil Catholic Center As part of Black History Month programming, Multicultural Student Affairs will be hosting chef Kristen Harper for an evening of soul food and storytelling. Harper is the owner of and head chef at Cleo’s Southern Cuisine and plans to open

Shepard Hosts Documentary Screening Exploring Race and Justice

On Tuesday, February 5, Professor Ava Greenwell (Medill faculty, Communications Residential College fellow) previewed her documentary “Mission Possible: Chicago’s Free South Africa Movement” in partnership with the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives. This was the first in a series of residential programs organized around the themes of race and justice to mark Black History Month.

Winter Tips and Tricks

With below-zero temperatures and piles of snow, it’s been a rough winter. If the sludge has gotten you down, you’re certainly not alone. Still, just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to adopt an icy demeanor.  Below, a compilation of advice on how to survive the winter –and maybe even enjoy it! 1) Enjoy some art

The Week Ahead (February 11-17)

SIGP Applications Open Monday, February 11 Each year, Northwestern Career Advancement’s Summer Internship Grant Program offers financial support to students who may otherwise be unable to participate in unpaid internships or summer programs. Last year, a record number of more than 400 students received grants of $3,000 to participate in unpaid summer experiences. Students who

At Celebration of Authors, Faculty Share How an Idea Becomes a Book

Whether you were heading down the main Willard staircase to hit Fran’s Cafe for a milkshake or the fitness room for a run, you would have stumbled across a special occasion in the Willard Great Room on Tuesday, January 22. Last month, the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives hosted a tasteful reception in the naturally

The Week Ahead (February 4-10)

After weathering the effects of the polar vortex, life at Northwestern carries on, with celebrations for Black History Month and more to keep students busy in these cold times! Mental Health Panel Monday, February 4 from 2-4 PM, Armadillo Room of Norris As part of Multicultural Student Affair’s celebration of Black History Month, the department

Campus resources during University closure

As you recently heard from President Schapiro, Provost Holloway, and Senior Vice President Johnson, tonight and all day tomorrow into Thursday, our Chicago and Evanston communities will be experiencing dangerously cold weather. In order to help you prepare for the weather, we want to give you some additional information about campus services, and some tips

The Week Ahead (January 28 – February 3)

As we transition into February, learn what’s happening on campus to celebrate Black History Month and more. MLK Commemoration Keynote Monday, January 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall Northwestern’s week of MLK programming will end with a final commemoration keynote by Maggie Anderson. Anderson is the author of Our Black Year, her

Celebrate Black History Month with MSA

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate and learn about black culture. Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) has organized a wide variety of fun events to encourage students to celebrate blackness and the whole self throughout the coming month. Harambee, an annual Northwestern tradition, will kick off the month with a mixture of performances,

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

It’s the news everyone’s been talking about: on Monday, January 21, all classes will be canceled in honor of Martin Luther King Day. An opportunity to relax and stay at home is certainly enticing to the many Northwestern students accustomed to a busy schedule. But before you start queuing up new Netflix shows for the day off, consider using this time to participate in Northwestern’s