Black Students Celebrate and Reflect at JOY

Black Students Celebrate and Reflect at JOY

The Journey of Our Years, Northwestern’s congratulatory for Black undergraduates, will allow students to reflect on their journey at NU while celebrating their achievements. Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs, the event emphasizes the Black student experience and will occur on June 21.

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Latinx Congratulatory Celebrates Graduates' Achievements in Inclusive and Welcoming Space

Latinx Congratulatory Celebrates Graduates' Achievements in Inclusive and Welcoming Space

With graduation just around the corner, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) have been planning special congratulatories for Northwestern undergraduate students of color. The Latinx congratulatory on June 21 will celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic/Latinx students and cater to their unique cultural background.

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Lavender Graduation Provides Personal Celebration for LGBTQ Students

Lavender Graduation Provides Personal Celebration for LGBTQ Students

As the academic year comes to a close, seniors look forward to graduation, a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of their undergraduate career and the person they’ve become. But for some students, developing their identity was closely connected to exploring their sexuality. These students may choose to participate in Lavender Graduation, a special ceremony for Northwestern graduates who identify as LGBTQ and their allies.

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JubilAsian Promotes APIDA Visibility at Northwestern

JubilAsian Promotes APIDA Visibility at Northwestern

Northwestern has been celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month this May with speaker events, performances, shows, workshops, and more. With the month drawing to a close, APIDA Heritage Month will be going out with a bang with Multicultural Student Affairs’ (MSA) annual JubilAsian celebration on May 25.

“JubilAsian is an event that celebrates visibility of the APIDA community at Northwestern,” Ying Dai, a member of the event’s outreach committee, said. This year’s theme is “To Be Seen,” which focuses on recognizing APIDA students’ impact within the Northwestern community.

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Commemoration Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bursar's Office Takeover

Commemoration Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bursar's Office Takeover

Fifty years ago, Northwestern was forever changed. In an effort to diversify Northwestern’s historically white campus, admissions had begun to recruit more Black students. Instead of the less than 50 Black students enrolled in 1966, Black student enrollment was up to 160 in 1968. Despite this small victory, Black students on campus were still treated unfairly. They faced racial violence and discrimination, and they knew they weren’t receiving the resources and support from the University that they could be.

After months of one-on-one meetings with administrators, Black students saw very little change in their conditions on campus. They knew it was time to do something bigger. 

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Let’s Talk About It: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Let’s Talk About It: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual misconduct is an intrusive problem in the American society that occurs too often and with serious implications. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and Northwestern University, together with non-profit organizations and student groups, has created a series of initiatives to open dialogues about widespread sexual violence and how it impacts every person in this community.

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