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IT Services and Support During Winter Recess

The Northwestern Information Technology (IT) Leadership Team wants to ensure that Northwestern IT staff can participate as broadly as possible in the University’s Winter Recess offering. At the same time, we recognize IT offers essential services that need to continue 24/7. As a result, we will have services and staff support available during Winter Recess for essential services and critical support areas.

From December 22 through January 1, the campus community can contact 847-491-4357 (1-HELP), which will provide access to support staff who are on call for urgent matters. Escalation will occur as appropriate to the respective staff, as required. Normal services will resume on January 2, 2019.

We are thankful to everyone who will be on site during this period or monitoring and responding to critical issues remotely.

Happy holidays from all of us at Northwestern Information Technology, and enjoy the Winter Recess.


Northwestern Undergraduates Named Finalists in Inaugural Big Ten Student Design Challenge

It was recently announced that three Northwestern undergraduate students from the McCormick School of Engineering—Danqing Gao (‘20), Vivien Ng (‘19), and Victoria Wu (‘20)—collectively known as the Baya Weavers—will advance to the final round of judging in the Big Ten Student Design Challenge.

The Baya Weavers were among a total of seven Northwestern student teams who submitted their proposals to the inaugural offering of the competition which was announced in October. If chosen, their design, dubbed “The Nest,” could remake Project Room A in the University Library (1S) as early as next year. 

In January, representatives from the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Herman Miller office furniture manufacturing company will announce the winner whose proposal will be funded and built, as well as receive a $2,000 cash prize and the opportunity to fine-tune their proposal with industry experts at the Herman Miller headquarters in Zeeland, MI.

Congratulations to the Baya Weavers team – Northwestern is rooting for you!

Read more about their design vision on the Northwestern Digital Learning website

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Students, faculty, and staff: Review these quick start guides to learn how to take full advantage of Northwestern's tech resources



Welcome to Northwestern! As a student you have access to a multitude of tools for managing your information like grades and tuition, plus resources you can use for academics, research, and more.
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