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Julie Payne-Kirchmeier named vice president for Student Affairs

Julie Payne-Kirchmeier has been appointed vice president for Student Affairs, President Morton Schapiro announced today following a nationwide search. Julie Payne-Kirchmeier Payne-Kirchmeier had served as interim vice president for Student Affairs since June 1, 2019, after longtime Vice President Patricia Telles-Irvin took a medical leave of absence. Telles-Irvin passed away shortly after. Payne-Kirchmeier, a national

NCA and Residential Services Team Up for ‘Cats Closet Presentation

Article written by Irazu Hernandez, published by Naomi Wu Planning for summer can warm Northwestern students during the cold winter quarter, and with fall quarter under their belts, undergraduates are more confident about navigating resources. Still, the quest for summer opportunities can be overwhelming. Questions can include: How do I sift through jobs, internships, research

MLK Day Commemoration

  Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the Northwestern University Community throughout this month. Since 1987, Northwestern University has commemorated Dr. King with an expanded special commemoration including discussions, lectures, films, music, theater, and service projects. This year, the Northwestern community will observe MLK day from January 15 to 27. Includedamong the

Wildcat Impact Awards

Wildcat Impact Awards  Many Northwestern students work hard to make the campus a more positive place to be. They host events, provide support, and do so much more for students to build community and grow together.  This fall, six students and one student organization have been selected to receive a Wildcat Impact award, an award that recognizes students based

Tips and Tricks to Off-Campus Housing

It’s mid-November, and Northwestern students are in the throes of finishing up whatever midterms they have, getting ready for finals, counting down the days until break, and yes, starting to look for off-campus housing. For students looking for off-campus housing, the fast pace of the housing process may catch first timers off-guard as many have

Native American Heritage Month

This month, Northwestern will participate in the National Native American Heritage Month, with the help of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), by honoring Native American and Indigenous cultures with 30 days of Indigenous.  The entire month of November will be dedicated to acknowledging, learning about, and shedding light on the history and experiences of Native American and Indigenous folks. Programming includes guest speakers, panel discussions,

A Chance for Warm Hugs and Familiar Faces 

We’ve been on campus for five weeks now, and as the days get colder and darker, home may already feel far away. This was especially true for me my first year, which was just last year. More than anything, I wanted to hug my parents, push my brothers around, kiss my nieces and nephews, and eat a

Hidden Figures Author Shares Stories with Northwestern Community

Northwestern’s One Book series strives to bring together the Northwestern community around meaningful and insightful books. Each year, the incoming freshman class and transfer students receive a free copy of the all-campus book that all members of the Northwestern community are encouraged to read. On Thursday, October 17, Margot Lee Shetterly, the author of Hidden

Latinx Heritage Month

As October marches on its way, the Northwestern community is in the midst of celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. Latinx Heritage Month, typically celebrated in the month of September but celebrated later at Northwestern due to the late start of classes, is a chance for the Northwestern community to come together in social events, cultural shows,

Recap: 2019 Northwestern Commencement

On Friday, June 21, more than 11,000 people celebrated the 2019 graduates at Ryan Field. Historian and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch delivered the commencement address, encouraging the graduates to “find your own good fight.” Bunch emphasized the transformative power of education and the importance of finding “a greater good that transcends individual gain or personal