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NU receives $5M for national nanoscale research

Drew Gerber, Assistant Campus Editor
September 21, 2015
Filed under Academic, Campus, On Campus

Northwestern has received a $5 million five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to create a national resource for nanoscale research in collaboration with the University of Chicago, which will provide researchers access to nanotechnology facilities and expertise. The Soft and Hybrid Nanotechnology... Read more »

Lurie Cancer Center chooses new director

Ally Mutnick, Managing Editor
October 1, 2014
Filed under Academic, Campus, On Campus, Science & Technology

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University named Dr. Leonidas Platanias its new director Wednesday, tapping a doctor who is known for his research on cancer-fighting proteins found in the bloodstream. Platanias, who joined the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2002, has been... Read more »

Greek Beat: Surviving formal in five easy steps

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist
May 14, 2014
Filed under Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! The end of the year is in sight! Or, at least, if you squint, you can sort of see it … But, with spring comes formals, scholarship balls and other events where wearing sweatpants is not acceptable. I know how difficult it is to navigate social situations that involve... Read more »

Net-zero Walgreens in Evanston wins sustainability award

Net-zero Walgreens in Evanston wins sustainability award

Lan Nguyen, Reporter
May 8, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local, State, Top Stories

The net-zero energy Walgreens in Evanston was recognized for its national leadership in sustainability with the Green Innovation award, which will be presented by the Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council on May 15.  The award recognizes the Walgreens at 635 Chicago Ave. for its le... Read more »

Greek Beat: Yakity yak, don’t talk smack

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist
May 8, 2014
Filed under Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! I’m going to cut straight to the chase — it’s silly to judge people. It’s silly because we are all pretty much equally terrible. And I do say we, because I’m certainly guilty. I judge people like it’s the career I won’t have after graduation. As for terrible,... Read more »

Greek Beat: Mental health and Greek life

Mackenzie Broderick, Greek Columnist
May 1, 2014
Filed under Current Blogs, The Current

Recently, never mind how recently, I was crushed to a crush party. As people laughed and danced and posed for pictures at the party, I found myself crying in the bathroom. But to understand what led up to this moment, we need to start at the beginning. It’s always been difficult to turn off my brain.... Read more »

Greek Beat: Wearing your letters around campus, an inner monologue

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist
April 22, 2014
Filed under Current Blogs

Roll out of bed in the morning and my "Finding Nemo" clock says I’m already 15 minutes late. Whoops. Fumbling around in my closet, I grab the first shirt my fingers touch and pull it on before hurrying out the door. Cold. Too cold. Is it lunchtime yet? Is this shirt inside out? Glance down and... Read more »

I’m Jewish, and I’m hungry: Evaluating Evanston options for Passover

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief
April 16, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Food/Dining, The Current

Subway, Jimmy John’s, Cosi, Einstein Bros, Panera Bread. All sandwich shops. All less than one block from campus. These bread-filled heavens mock me as I walk past. The sourdough rolls taunt me at every meal. It feels like the freshly-baked muffins are out to get me. I’m a tortured soul. This week i... Read more »

Northwestern partners with online tutorial website Lynda

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor
April 8, 2014
Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern is partnering with Lynda, a website that provides tutorials and videos on specific topics, for a year-long pilot program in an effort to give students the option to take online courses at no expense, the University announced Tuesday. In order to gain access to the service, students must... Read more »

Evanston man shot at Skokie hotel

Patrick Svitek, Reporter
April 6, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was shot early Saturday morning at a Skokie hotel, police said. The 24-year-old man was shot in the leg shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the Rodeway Inn, 9333 Skokie Blvd., police said. Witnesses told officers they heard yelling and possible fighting from a party in a hotel room. The... Read more »

CTA announces change in rail operations scheduling policy

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Camups Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Latest Stories, Local

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Friday new scheduling policies for rail operators in response to a March 24 crash at the O’Hare Blue Line station. “Safety is our highest priority at the CTA,” said CTA president Forrest Claypool in a news release. “Any time an incident like this occurs... Read more »

Weinberg juniors Watson, Deitchman square off for ASG presidency

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor
April 2, 2014
Filed under ASG Elections, Blogs, Campus, On Campus, Student Government

The tickets for Associated Student Government president and vice president during the 2014-15 school year were announced Wednesday at the organization's weekly Senate meeting. Weinberg juniors Alex Deitchman and Ronak Patel will compete against Weinberg juniors Julia Watson and Erik Zorn in the upcoming... Read more »