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Staff Spotlight | Christine DePilla

Title: Assistant Director Department: Office of Student Conduct Where are you from? Downers Grove, IL What brought you to Student Affairs? As an undergrad, I was very involved in Greek Life and campus life in general. This experience had a very positive impact on my collegiate experience. Through these experiences, I developed a close relationship

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

The Week Ahead (June 3-9)

The last Sana Sana is a Carne Asada  Monday, June 3 from 4 to 6 PM 1936 Sheridan Rd.  SANA SANA is a regular gathering aimed at providing healing and community for Latinx students on campus. For the last SANA SANA of the school year, Counseling and Psychological Services and Multicultural Student Affairs will be grilling meats and veggies alongside tortillas and salsas. Come out to MSA for

Festival of Breaking of the Fast

Eid Mubarak! The evening of June 3rd begins Eid al-Fitr [1] which translates to the Festival of Breaking of the Fast. It is the only day during the Holy month that Muslims are prohibited to fast. This celebration marks the official end of Ramadan. In some countries, this holiday can last for three days or even

The Holy Month of Ramadan Continues

May 26 marks the 20th day of Ramadan and the start of the last ten days of the Holy Month. Although Muslims worldwide continue to fast, pray taraweeh (additional night time prayers), recite the Qur’an, and give to charity, all in an effort to deepen their faith and gain a closer connection to Allah, it

Introduction to the holy month of Ramadan

Co-authored by Lehua McAllister and Hasan Khan The holy month of Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad. It is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting and spiritual renewal. From dawn to sunset, all Muslim men, women, and post pubescent/ young adults refrain from eating, drinking, and

The Week Ahead (April 15-21)

Celebrate Community Engagement  Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00- 7:00 PM  Louis Room, Norris 2nd Floor  Featuring live music, free food, and engaging speakers, this annual event celebrates the work of Northwestern students whose work with community partnerships pushes for social change. All students involved in local community partnerships are invited to come and meet other students

Famous Pakistani Musicians Visit Chapin Residential College

On April 15, Ali Aftab Saeed and Saad Sultan, two Pakistani musicians, performed for a group of students and faculty in Chapin Residential College. These two performers are Visiting Artists at Northwestern with a two week residency as part of the Global Humanities Initiative. This initiative is a program created by the Buffett Institute at

Dr. Larycia Hawkins Delivers Talk on the Meaning of Embodied Solidarity

On April 7, 2016, Dr. Larycia Hawkins spoke in the Alice Millar Chapel to a gathering of community and university members on the Northwestern campus. Dr. Hawkins was invited to speak following her December 2015 decision to don a hijab to express her personal solidarity with her Muslim sisters. Dr. Hawkins, now a Visiting Faculty

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