SIGP Makes Internship Opportunities Financially Accessible

Last year, School of Communications junior Shannon Campbell had every college student’s dream summer. She jetted off to the Czech Republic where she had a prestigious internship in her desired field. Campbell spend two and a half months learning the ropes at the Prague Shakespeare Company. The only problem? The internship was unpaid.

So when she heard about Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA)’s Summer Internship Grant Program (SIGP), “I had a lightbulb moment,” Campbell said. “I was like, ‘Okay, I want to do that.’”

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Advocacy Corps Teaches Students to Enact Social Change

Advocacy Corps Teaches Students to Enact Social Change

I’ve identified as a feminist since fifth grade, when I was denied the ability to play football on account of my gender. But after the 2016 American Presidential Election, I felt compelled to become more directly engaged in advocacy work. I enrolled in the Advocacy Corps, a two-quarter long program offered through Leadership Development & Community Engagement at Northwestern that teaches undergraduate students advocacy skills to better enable them to make positive social change in their communities.

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Northwestern Residents Warm Up With the Witches

Northwestern Residents Warm Up With the Witches

On Feb. 11, student members and faculty and staff affiliates of residential colleges and residential communities gathered in the lobby of the Josephine Louis Theatre to sip warm hot cocoa topped with marshmallows and peppermint flakes as they waited to see the highly-anticipated “Vinegar Tom.”

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Artfest Unveils Northwestern’s Hidden Artists

Artfest Unveils Northwestern’s Hidden Artists

To give students an outlet to say “yes” to their inner artist or performer, Helicon and the Residential College Board (RCB) recently launched a new collaboration that took advantage of the newest residential venue on campus. They conceived Artfest as a way for students to share their love for literary and visual arts in a non-competitive environment.

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Residence Hall Engagement Centers Strengthen Communities

Residence Hall Engagement Centers Strengthen Communities

Tucked in the basement of Shepard Hall is the Student Engagement Center. By day, the space is a classroom, but most evenings, the desks are pushed aside, and it becomes a place for students to grow and learn in a less traditional sense. Students learn to cook in the gorgeous demonstration kitchen, play games with friends, hold club meetings, and get to know other residents.

The Engagement Center was created during Shepard Hall’s 2015-16 renovation, and since then it has been providing opportunities for community building and important conversations. With the University’s ongoing 10-year Housing Master Plan, spaces like Shepard’s Engagement Center will soon exist in every residential neighborhood, allowing students, staff, and faculty to build and strengthen their communities.  

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Go Behind the Scenes with NUDM's Productions Committee

Go Behind the Scenes with NUDM's Productions Committee

Each spring since 1975, Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) has brought over 1000 students together for 30 hours of dancing, music, and philanthropy. But for members of NUDM’s productions committee, the work begins even earlier and ends even later. Take a look behind the scenes of one of the largest student-run events in the country, and see how the 30 hours run like clockwork!

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The Norris Guide to Stress Relief

The Norris Guide to Stress Relief

Wildcats’ least favorite week of the year is creeping its way into our busy schedules. Maybe you’re already stressed out thinking about the exams, papers, and presentations that are coming. No need to freak out, though. By making an efficient timetable, getting enough sleep, and enjoying the stress relief opportunities at Norris, the week will pass by without a major breakdown.

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Reimagining the Black House: Where Legacy and Future Meet

Reimagining the Black House: Where Legacy and Future Meet

In spring of 2015, the Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin made it a priority to assess and improve black undergraduate students’ experience at Northwestern University. She created the Black Student Experience Task Force, composed of faculty, students, alumni, and staff to examine the issue. They  determined 14 different themes and recommendations on which the University should focus its efforts to improve Black student satisfaction.

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Meet the New Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Meet the New Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

The department of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) has found a new director. Daviree Velázquez Phillip started work at Northwestern University on February 12. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Phillip worked as an assistant director of diversity education at Georgetown University’s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access.

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Willard Open House: A Celebration of the Past and Future

Willard Open House: A Celebration of the Past and Future

On Wednesday, January 24, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and other members of the Northwestern community joined together to celebrate the renovation and re-opening of Willard Hall. At the open house, speakers acknowledged the work of the architects and contractors responsible for carrying out the renovations, celebrated Willard’s 80-year history, and placed the re-opening in the context of Northwestern’s ten-year Housing Master Plan.

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Learn to #LoveYourSelfie During Body Acceptance Week

Learn to #LoveYourSelfie During Body Acceptance Week

When you’re wrapped up in stress and social media, it can be easy to slip into a negative mindset and start comparing yourself to others. Whether this manifests as poor body image, an eating disorder, or you just need a little boost of self-confidence, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is here to inject a little positivity, support, and self-love into your week with Body Acceptance Week, February 19 – 23.

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Commemorating a Historic Event During Black History Month

Commemorating a Historic Event During Black History Month

February is National Black History Month, a time to celebrate the black community while also recognizing the unique difficulties experienced by black Americans. This year, Black History Month holds even more significance for Northwestern as it is the 50th anniversary of the takeover of the Bursar's office by the black student union.

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