For the past three weeks, our Media & Design team has been privileged to host one of six Palestinian undergraduate students brought to Northwestern by an education grant through the Searle Center. Riham Khrub studies computer science in the city of Nablus on the West Bank. With career aspirations in website development and video editing, she was a perfect fit for our team.
Front Row: Stephen Poon, Annie Speicher, Riham Kharub, Len Brashear, Riina Dougherty Back Row: Rodolfo Vieira, Harlan Wallach, Nate Bartlett, Garrett Gassensmith, Jordan Pytosh, David Jung
The Searle/CS education grant is funded by the US Consulate in Jerusalem in order to help improve Computer Science education in Palestine. During their time at Northwestern, each student worked in a different lab or group on campus to learn skills in their area of interest. The Searle Center also dedicated an entire program for these students, including lunch and learns, field trips, housing, and other enrichment activities while they were our guests.
Farewell Riham and good luck on your media and design career path!
We are excited to announce the launch of Northwestern’s 2018 TEDx videos. Working alongside the team at TEDx Northwestern U, we put together eight videos for the TEDx platform. This year’s theme, Against the Grain, highlighted individuals who have challenged the norm – and have something to say about it.
Northwestern’s Provost Jonathan Holloway gave an illuminating presentation about the importance of ‘safe spaces’ on college campuses, emphasizing how Northwestern supports individuals outside of the classroom.
All week, the forecast had predicted rain for Northwestern’s Commencement 2018. True to Chicago weather, we all work up (early) Friday morning to downpours at Ryan Field. Lucky for us and everyone who watched around the world, we have a truck on-location from which we can livestream the entire event. This year, we had over 1,200 tune in worldwide.
For more information about this year’s convocation, including video of the rousing speech (and song!) given by American opera singer, Renée Fleming, click here.