SIGP makes it possible for students to pursue unpaid internships

SIGP makes it possible for students to pursue unpaid internships

For students who want to get valuable experience from an unpaid internship but need financial support, NCA's Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP) can help. Since 2007, SIGP has offered grants to NU undergraduate students to pursue summer experiences in fields that do not typically offer paid internships, ranging from $2,000 in its first year to now more than $3,000. A record-breaking 255 students received grants in 2015. Currently, NCA is accepting applications for its 10th SIGP class through April 5, 2016.

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Body Acceptance Week Returns to Campus

Body Acceptance Week Returns to Campus

The world is overcrowded with negative media telling people to look and dress a certain way. Every day, folks are encouraged to alter their appearance to conform to societal standards. This February, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is back with Chicago artist Matthew Hoffman to remind us all that WE are ALL beautiful.

In a collaboration with Northwestern University Health Service (NUHS), the Women’s Center, Northwestern University Department of Recreation & Athletics and Northwestern Dining, Body Acceptance Week is returning February 15–19.

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Dispelling Myths About Student Alcohol & Drug Use

Dispelling Myths About Student Alcohol & Drug Use

Each summer before arriving to campus, incoming first-year students complete the AlcoholEdu for College online course. This interactive program surveys students about their alcohol and drug consumption habits and empowers them to make responsible decisions and intervene in potentially dangerous situations.

To encourage honesty, responses are confidential and Northwestern only receives information about the student body as a whole. This year, Health Promotion and Wellness applied the Class of 2019’s responses to create a social norms campaign that seeks to clear up misconceptions about alcohol and drug consumption at Northwestern.

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Harambee Kicks Off Black History Month

Harambee Kicks Off Black History Month

Hundreds of years of African-American history is celebrated every February, and on Friday, January 29th the celebration begins early with Harambee, a cultural celebration of Black, African and Afro-Caribbean culture on campus. With the help of For Members Only, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Heather Browning, and MSA Graduate Assistant Khaled Ismail, Harambee has grown to become a more inclusive space for diverse cultural expression on campus.

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Why I am an RA- Chelsea Sherlock

Why I am an RA- Chelsea Sherlock

Proudly wearing a Gryffindor scarf (even though I’m technically a Hufflepuff) I watched as residents drank butterbeer and worked on Harry Potter coloring pages. After several weeks of planning, and promoting the Harry Potter themed social and trivia night, and a day spent baking, the event finally was happening, and residents were enjoying it!


That moment last quarter reminded me why I love being an RA. I was able to combine things I love – baking, Harry Potter, and hanging out with people – into an event that let residents take a break from studying and meet other people in our building.

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Why I am an RA- Kat Pillischafske

Why I am an RA- Kat Pillischafske

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kat Pillischafske. I am a junior majoring in anthropology and economics, but more than that, I am a second year RA. Last year, I lived in Elder, and I live in Rogers House now. It is pretty safe to say I have had a wide variety of experiences as an RA. I hope my insight can help anyone who is considering becoming an RA make their decision.

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Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment Begins This Winter

Fraternity & Sorority Recruitment Begins This Winter

The start of January marks a lot at Northwestern – a new quarter, winter weather, Dance Marathon season, and fraternity and sorority recruitment.

Just as students are arriving back on campus for winter quarter, Panhellenic Association (PHA) starts its week-long recruitment process, marked by women visiting all the sorority houses in the quad and deciding which sorority is the right fit for them.

But for Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL), PHA recruitment is just one of multiple processes throughout the year. FSL advises four councils - PHA, Interfraternity Council (IFC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC).

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Chicago High School Students Visit CRC & Medill

Chicago High School Students Visit CRC & Medill

From a tour of Medill facilities to a presentation on filmmaking, students in Medill Media Teens were welcomed to Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for the first time ever.

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Communications Residential College (CRC) hosted 26 teens and their 18 mentors, giving them presentations about creating film and working for news outlets in college. The students also had lunch with CRC residents and other students studying journalism and film.

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2016 Winter Internship & Job Fair Prep

2016 Winter Internship & Job Fair Prep

Whether you’re graduating soon and looking for a full-time position or a sophomore or junior looking to gain some experience over the summer, you’ll find a variety of career opportunities at the annual Winter Internship & Job Fair this January, hosted by Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA).

Employers from Shedd Aquarium, Macy’s, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Colgate-Palmolive, and Deloitte, along with approximately 100 other companies in a wide range of industries, are expected to be in attendance over the two days, spanning marketing and education to non-profits and consulting. Each day will feature a different set of employers and a new opportunity for both undergraduate students and graduate students to make connections and take those first steps forward into the professional world.

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Safety and Wellness Resources Just a Tap Away

Safety and Wellness Resources Just a Tap Away

Safety is always a top priority at Northwestern. This year, the university has developed campus safety options available right at the fingertips of Northwestern community members. The NUhelp App is a brand new resource that helps you navigate safety and wellness at Northwestern. The app, available on iOS 7+ iPhones and Android 4.4.+ KitKat phones, is designed to be easy to use even during emergencies.

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Fall Faith Fest 2015

Fall Faith Fest 2015

Join Religious & Spiritual Life to celebrate spiritual diversity at Northwestern with thoughtful conversation, great music, and free dinner at Fall Faith Fest. Mark your calendars for Fall Faith Fest at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 at Parkes Hall 122.

The program will feature reflection, service recognition, and remarks from President Morton Schapiro and keynote speaker Rami Nashashibi. Nashashibi is executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, an organization that fosters health, wellness, and healing in the inner-city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts, and operating a holistic health center. Nashashibi has worked with several leading scholars in the area of globalization, African American studies, and urban sociology.

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Northwestern Night at the Art Institute

Northwestern Night at the Art Institute

Thursday, November 5 is the year’s first Northwestern Night at the Art Institute sponsored by Northwestern Campus Life. Students, faculty, and staff may show a valid Wildcard at the check-in table at the museum’s modern wing entrance (Monroe Street), in exchange for free tickets for themselves and as many guests as they like. For this special event, Campus Life is providing complimentary round-trip transportation via charter bus for students between the museum and the Evanston campus. Other guests are encouraged to take public transportation.

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Building on Progress: Queer and Trans* Empowerment Month

Building on Progress: Queer and Trans* Empowerment Month

Queer and Trans* Empowerment Month, celebrated each October, honors the triumphs that have been made in the LGBTQ+ movement. This year, Northwestern's theme for the month is Building on Progress, to commemorate recent victories like the Supreme Court decision supporting marriage equality and focus on the work that still needs to be done.

To celebrate, Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is hosting events that will focus on pride, liberation, diversity, and the wellness of LGBTQ+ communities. Above all, MSA will create more critical conversations about identity on campus during this month.

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Black House Listening Sessions Begin October 14

Black House Listening Sessions Begin October 14

A series of four Listening Sessions will begin Wednesday, October 14, for Northwestern students, staff, faculty, and alumni to give feedback on the proposal for Campus Inclusion & Community to move two of its offices into the Black House. A committee of Northwestern students, faculty, and alumni is charged with providing recommendations on the purpose and use of the Black House.

Members of the Northwestern community are welcome to attend any of the four sessions, and will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to share their concerns and ideas before their peers and the Black House Facilities Review Committee.

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"Send Silence Packing" Program Coming to Northwestern

"Send Silence Packing" Program Coming to Northwestern

Promoting mental health and suicide prevention is a top priority at Northwestern. At times, stigma may result in students feeling uncomfortable about reaching out to friends or family and seeking the help they need. However, no one should feel like they have to hide or be alone. Northwestern is actively addressing the topic of mental health and suicide prevention in a number of ways, including an upcoming highly acclaimed program, Send Silence Packing. 

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Dispelling the Stigma, One Resource at a Time

Dispelling the Stigma, One Resource at a Time

From surviving 2013–14’s “Polar Vortex” and Evanston’s regularly below-freezing weather, to lamenting expensive textbooks and extracurricular workloads, Northwestern students bond — and commiserate — over a variety of experiences during their four years.

For some students, however, there is an added reality — whether they can afford the gear that makes these winters bearable, the textbooks they need almost immediately in the quarter system, and dues for all the clubs and interests they want to explore like any other student.

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Heading in the Right Direction

Heading in the Right Direction

This Sunday marked the 25th anniversary since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal civil rights law that protects against employment discrimination and mandates accessible public spaces, transportation, government facilities, and telecommunication systems.

One-fifth of the U.S. population, or 56.7 million Americans, have physical or mental disabilities, and have historically fought a number of civil rights battles from recognition as a very present and important population to challenging negative medical labels and ideas of disability.

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