Faculty-in-Residence Making Wellness an Elder Tradition

Faculty-in-Residence Making Wellness an Elder Tradition

The end of the quarter means Northwestern students get to go home and see family soon, but it also means the culmination of three months of classes and learning. It’s a fast-paced and busy time, and students often feel anxious or even overwhelmed. Elder’s Faculty-in-Residence, Jake Smith and Freda Love Smith have seen it all before.

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North Campus Residents Take a Breather from Finals

North Campus Residents Take a Breather from Finals

It’s the Tuesday of Weinberg College’s reading week, a time when many Northwestern students huddle in the library to prepare for a gauntlet of final exams, papers, and projects. But 560 Lincoln Residence Hall’s ground floor is buzzing as students go from table to table, eating healthy study snacks (including fresh fruit, a yogurt bar and individual hummus and almond butter cups), playing games, crafting, and winning prizes. The lights are bright, the music is cheery, and the atmosphere is all about relaxation. This is how Northwestern students living on campus relieve stress during the busiest time of the quarter.

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Sunday Brings Rest and Fun for Residential Hall Communities

Sunday Brings Rest and Fun for Residential Hall Communities

On Sundays, students often find themselves cramming in homework due Monday morning and catching up on chores and errands they neglected during the weekend. But on certain Sundays, Medill junior Allison Ledwon, an RA in Shepard Hall, mingles with residents from her floor and from across the Shepard/1838 Chicago Residential Community, giving out the two things every college student wants: prizes and free food.

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Sustained Dialogue: A Safe Place for Challenging Conversations

Sustained Dialogue: A Safe Place for Challenging Conversations

This year, Social Justice Education (SJE) is once again accepting sign-ups for its Sustained Dialogue program. Formed in 2013 in response to racist incidents in the Northwestern community, Sustained Dialogue pairs groups of ten to twelve students with experienced peer leaders for weekly 90-minute sessions that encourage dialogue across lines of difference with the ultimate goal of dismantling oppression and racism on campus.

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Remembering through Native American Heritage Month

Remembering through Native American Heritage Month

This November, people across the country are honoring National Native American Heritage Month. While this month provides a special opportunity to celebrate indigenous culture and the contributions Native Americans have made to our country, it is important to also use this time to address the serious issues facing the Native American community.

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Halloween at Norris: The Spook is Just Getting Started

Halloween at Norris: The Spook is Just Getting Started

The leaves are getting redder, the wind is getting chillier, and Halloween is just around the corner. As Wildcats everywhere get ready for the spookiest time of the year, the witches and warlocks at Norris University Center have conjured up a cauldron of Fall programming that is sure to give students a Halloween to remember.

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Not Throwing Away Our Shot: A Dialogue on Hamilton

Not Throwing Away Our Shot: A Dialogue on Hamilton

In preparation for first-year and transfer students’ upcoming trips to see Broadway in Chicago’s production of Hamilton, Residential Services and One Book One Northwestern presented an hour-long discussion of the show on Monday featuring Assistant Professor of History Caitlin Fitz and Lecturer in Theatre John Haas.

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Queer and Trans Empowerment Month: Emphasizing Education and Community

Queer and Trans Empowerment Month: Emphasizing Education and Community

This October, Northwestern recognizes the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community through Queer and Trans Empowerment Month. Nationally known as LGBT History Month, this annual series of programs and events aims to both educate the public on LGBTQ issues and strengthen the LGBTQ community on campus.

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