Report: Northwestern U. Students Damage Property During Clash with Police

150 students from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, engaged in a violent clash with police officers over the weekend during a protest event designed to highlight their efforts to abolish the university’s police department. The protesters reportedly hurled bricks and fireworks at members of the Evanston police department.

Abolish the Police Oakland (Natasha Moustache / Getty)

Columbia U. Has Not Rejected $12.8 Million in Federal Aid Despite $11 Billion Endowment

Columbia University has yet to announce whether it will accept $12.8 million in federal coronavirus relief that it is eligible for under the CARES Act despite its $11 billion endowment. Several other Ivy League institutions, including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, have already announced that they will reject federal funding following pressure from President Donald Trump and the general public.

People walk past the Alma Mater statue on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 i

Northwestern U. Rejects $8.5 Million in Federal Aid

Northwestern University announced this week that it will reject $8.5 million in federal coronavirus aid that it is eligible for under the CARES Act. In April, President Donald Trump joined the public in criticizing wealthy institutions like Harvard University, which boasts an endowment of $40 billion, for accepting federal coronavirus aid.

hundred dollar bills

Northwestern U. Professors: Officials Can’t Cancel Finals

Professors at Northwestern University claim that university officials do not have the authority to cancel final exams. Officials announced last week that final exams would be optional for undergraduate students that are “stressed” over the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

Empty college classroom