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,... 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... 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... Read more »

Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project to hold summer workshop at Northwestern

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

March 3, 2014

Filed under Academic, Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

The 9th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project will be held at Northwestern this summer as part of a joint effort between the Johnny Mercer Foundation and NU's American Music Theatre Project.  The... Read more »

Wilbon to judge talent show benefitting DM

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

February 28, 2014

Filed under Alumni, Blogs, Campus, Events, Latest Stories, On Campus, Student Groups

ESPN personality Mike Wilbon (Medill ’80) will be a guest judge for Monday’s student-athlete talent show benefitting Dance Marathon, Northwestern athletics announced Friday. Wilbon, a co-host of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,”... Read more »

Mathematics professors win Sloan Research Fellowships

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

February 26, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

Two mathematics professors received 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships, which are given to early-career scientists and scholars for their achievements and potential to contribute to their fields. Drs. Nir Avni and Aaron Naber were... Read more »

Updated: Former Northwestern student Jaqueline Mahoney found dead in Oregon

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

February 25, 2014

Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

Former Northwestern student Jaqueline Mahoney was found dead in Tigard, Ore., on Monday, Tigard police said. Mahoney, 23, was found in the Tigard Embassy Suites hotel, said Tigard Police Sgt. Jerry Bartolomucci. Josh... Read more »

Northwestern helps bring digital lab to Chicago

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 25, 2014

Filed under Academic, Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

A Chicago lab staffed by several Northwestern researchers received a $70 million federal grant recently to help make the city a national hub for digital manufacturing. The grant, announced Tuesday, was awarded... Read more »

Evanston nonprofit launches two-generation initiative using Northwestern research

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 25, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

A local nonprofit is launching a two-generation educational initiative using data from Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. The Evanston Community Foundation pilot program will encourage financial independence... Read more »