This week at Northwestern: Hunger strikes and Mexican food

    Ever feel like you want to attend one or two of the many events happening at Northwestern, but you’re overwhelmed by the choices, and end up doing nothing at all? We sympathize. So we have chosen a few of the most notable, newsworthy, generally cool things happening each day this week to help you stay busy — but not too busy.


    Northwestern students are encouraging dialogue on NUPD’s arrest of an illegal immigrant last week. There will be a forum at the Multicultural Center at 4 p.m. to discuss the event. A protest march, originally planned for Monday, will take place on Thursday.


    If you’re a die-hard Cinco de Mayo celebrator, Northwestern may not have everything you’re looking for. But at least you’ll be able to feast on some Mexican food in the dining halls. Once you’ve had your fill, expand your horizons a bit and head to the University of Chicago to see authors, Northwestern professors and MacArthur Genius grant-winners Aleksandar Hemon and Stuart Dybek discuss their craft in Classics Hall 110 at 5 p.m.


    Northwestern students and other concerned citizens continue their staggered hunger strike in protest of the continued detention of Medill graduate Roxana Saberi in Iran. If you want some more insight on the subject of human rights, Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights will present a panel discussion called “Divine Intervention: Faith and Humanitarianism” at 7:30 p.m. in Swift 107.


    Students are (tentatively) taking to the streets to protest NUPD’s treatment of an illegal immigrant last week. In the event description on NU Link (originally slated for Monday), the organizers of the march say: “This is unacceptable. We will not allow our tuition dollars to pay for cops to pursue our fellow brothers and sisters on the streets of Evanston.” And if you’re in the mood for something more adrenaline-pumping, Boomshaka is performing, trash cans and all, at 8 p.m. in McCormick Auditorium.


    Stressed out after a long week? Counseling and Psychological Services is offering a seminar on relaxation strategies. Or, you can take matters into your own hands and drop a class (Friday is the last day to do it without academic review). Alternatively, you could make your way to Dearborn at 9:00 and get some perspective on things, quite literally, during the free observation hours.


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