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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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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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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New Assistant Dean of Students Joins the Office of Student Conduct

New Assistant Dean of Students Joins the Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) welcomes a new Director and Assistant Dean of Students Lucas Christain. Christain joined the team in late June and already has been making an impact.

“When I joined [the OSC], it was the first time we'd been fully staffed,” Christain explained. “A lot of my role is helping actualize some of the visions of the folks that came before me by building the structure of the office and advancing some of the initiatives that we want to get off the ground.”

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