WATCH: Misinformation is here to stay — how can you tell what’s real or fake?

By Menghan Xiao Medill Reports Why should we care about misinformation and how should we tackle it? An expert from Northwestern University School of Communication explains.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MISINFORMATION. WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?  Donald Trump (clip): Fake, phony, fake. FROM THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION — Donald Trump […]

Concussions: Living in the Solution

By Chris Cadeau Medill Reports We know about concussion dangers, the arguments that have ensued and the threat it poses to modern sports. But what are concussion survivors doing to ensure the best quality of life possible? Join Medill Newsmakers as we explore a ‘day in the life’ of former NFL running back and Northwestern […]

Get Caught Up With Northwestern Women’s Basketball – An Interactive Timeline

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Northwestern Women’s Basketball are in the midst of a bounce-back season. This interactive timeline outlines the team’s highs and lows thus far while also looking forward to an exciting second-half of the season. To view  Northwestern Women’s Basketball’s upcoming schedule click here. Photo at top: Northwestern Women’s Basketball Team embraces […]

Pallas gets it done (again) for Northwestern in dominant win

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Senior center Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah once again dominated with an all-encompassing performance Sunday, as her 21 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks led Northwestern Women’s Basketball to a 72-46 victory over conference rivals Wisconsin. However, Wisconsin was able to limit Pallas’s scoring in the first half thanks to 6-foot senior Marsha […]

Chicago-area students walk out in protest of school shootings

By Serena Yeh Medill Reports At Oak Park and River Forest High School Wednesday morning, around 1000 students, many wearing orange in solidarity, walked out of their classes at 10 a.m., carrying signs protesting gun violence while marching around their school compound. At Evanston Township High School, almost all 3,500 students entered their football stadium […]

Making Sense of Surface Chemistry

THESE NU SCIENTISTS WANT TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THEIR WORK, AND THE VALUE OF OBSCURE SCIENCE. By David Thill Medill Reports There’s a language barrier between Mike Mattei and most of the rest of the world. Or maybe it’s more of a dialect barrier. Mattei, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Northwestern University’s Department of Chemistry, […]

Grad students negotiate right to unionize for more rights, work benefits

Photo at top: University of Chicago graduate students are making moves to unionize, despite resistance from the administration. (Phil Roeder/ Flickr)

By Meredith Francis In a dimly lit, Gothic-style church on the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, several dozen graduate students are taking small steps to make big changes by going old school: forming a legally recognized union. “The work we do isn’t recognized as a very important part of keeping the university going,” said […]