The Featured Students of Commencement 2018

The Featured Students of Commencement 2018

Northwestern’s 160th Commencement ceremony will be held on June 22, 2018, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. This annual graduation celebration will honor the graduating class of 2018, and recognize all that they have accomplished during their time spent at Northwestern. 

Each year, two students are selected to speak during the ceremony. This year, John Franklin will introduce the Commencement address speaker Renée Fleming and Sumaia Masoom will deliver the welcome address. 

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Annual NCA Grant Program Awards Record Number of Students

Annual NCA Grant Program Awards Record Number of Students

More than 460 undergraduate students were awarded grants to pursue unpaid internships in their career field of interest as part of Northwestern Career Advancement’s Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP). This year’s recipients represent the 12th—and largest—SIGP class since the program’s founding in 2007, when only 10 grants were awarded.


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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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Get the Best of Both Worlds with Chicago Field Studies

Get the Best of Both Worlds with Chicago Field Studies

Graduation season is fast approaching, and seniors aren’t the only ones planning for their future. Many Northwestern students want to begin developing their careers, but balancing academic and professional goals can be difficult. One great way to achieve this is through Chicago Field Studies, a program which allows students to gain academic credit along with meaningful internship experience.

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"This Is Noise": Elder Hosts Award-Winning Radio/Sound Artist

"This Is Noise": Elder Hosts Award-Winning Radio/Sound Artist

The Sound Studies Listening Group’s Spring 2018 session, led by international award-winning radio/sound artist Colin Black, was hosted by Professor Jake Smith (Radio/Television/Film) in his Faculty-in-Residence apartment at Elder Residential Community. Thanks to Smith’s connection to the residential experience, Black was able to truly immerse himself in the Northwestern experience by living in Elder’s guest apartment for a month-long visit.

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Tensile Strength: Six Art Theory and Practice Students Present Their Senior Exhibit

Tensile Strength: Six Art Theory and Practice Students Present Their Senior Exhibit

Six graduating Art Theory and Practice students will present their senior exhibit, Tensile Strength. Each of their practices are vastly different from one another, but together they explore important themes like trauma, solitude, nostalgia, and femininity. The Tensile Strength opening reception will be May 18 from 4–6 p.m. in the Dittmar Gallery. The exhibit will show through June 15.

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Students From Across Residential Colleges Explore Race (and the Blues) in Chicago

Students From Across Residential Colleges Explore Race (and the Blues) in Chicago

Northwestern students often hear upperclassmen share how their biggest regret was not taking advantage of the big city next door, but the University is constantly working to close the gap between Evanston and Chicago.

On a recent Saturday afternoon, students and faculty from across the residential colleges boarded a charter bus for a trip to the Chicago History Museum. There, they immersed themselves in the temporary exhibitions of Race: Are We So Different? and the newly opened Amplified: Chicago Blues.

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Waa-Mu Show Gives Students a One-of-a-Kind Experience

Waa-Mu Show Gives Students a One-of-a-Kind Experience

Every year, the Waa-Mu Show, one of Northwestern’s oldest traditions, gives students the opportunity to learn about writing for musical theatre through hands-on experience. By the time the process is complete, over 150 students will have been involved in the creation of this entirely student written show, whether by joining the cast, the writing team, or the executive board.

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We Tried CAPS Drop-In Meditation, and Here's What We Thought

We Tried CAPS Drop-In Meditation, and Here's What We Thought

Classes, relationships, extracurriculars… there’s no end to the stress Northwestern students face in their daily lives. Don’t we all wish we had time to sit back and relax? Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers Drop-In Meditation Groups for exactly that purpose. We at Student Affairs Marketing decided to experience it for ourselves by attending one of these sessions.

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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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Shepard Exhibit Highlights Northwestern’s Activist Voices and Encourages Students to Use Theirs

Shepard Exhibit Highlights Northwestern’s Activist Voices and Encourages Students to Use Theirs

Fifty years ago, Northwestern students peacefully occupied the Bursar’s Office to protest the black student experience. A month ago, hundreds of Northwestern students participated in a national walkout to support Parkland shooting victims and advocate for gun reform. Protest is an integral part of Northwestern history, and student activism lies deep in Wildcat tradition. On Monday night, Residential Services, University Archives, and the faculty and staff leaders of the South Area teamed up to transform the top floor of Shepard Hall’s Engagement Center into an inspirational gallery of campus activism.

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Mini Courses, Big Lessons

Mini Courses, Big Lessons

One of the best things about Northwestern is the wide variety of courses available for students. But if you’ve been itching to learn about something not strictly academic – like, say, mixology or acupressure massage – it might be a bit tricky to find a class on Caesar that fits the bill. Cue Norris Mini Courses. Most courses meet once a week for six weeks and cover a wide range of topics, everything from stage makeup and knitting to belly dancing and Cherokee language. And as a bonus – since you don’t have to worry about them affecting your GPA, you can take a Mini Course purely for the fun of learning something new.

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Take Time to Breathe this Quarter

Take Time to Breathe this Quarter

Life comes with a lot of ups and downs, and sometimes, it’s more than one person can handle alone. While regular therapy sessions may not be right for everyone, students can use Breathe, an online program offered through Counseling and Psychological Services, to learn healthy ways of coping with the general stress and anxiety of college life.

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