Northwestern study: Connections through online communities aid dieters’ weight loss goals

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

January 29, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Dieters who make more connections in online weight-loss communities lose more weight, according to a Northwestern study published Wednesday. The study, published in the Royal Society journal Interface, is the first to consider... Read more »

Northwestern expands parental leave benefits for staff members

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

January 29, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern staff members who have recently adopted children or whose partners have recently given birth can now take paid parental leave. Eligible staff members can take a paid leave of 10 to 12 weeks after they or their... Read more »

Familiar stories speed up coma recovery, Feinberg study finds

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Family members' voices can speed up coma patients' recoveries, a Feinberg School of Medicine-sponsored study has found. Patients who heard family members tell familiar stories four times a day... Read more »

Schapiro recognized with award for support of student affairs

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education recognized University President Morton Schapiro with the 2015 NASPA President’s Award, the group announced Tuesday.  “The award gives special recognition... Read more »

Former US ambassador speaks on Ukraine-Russia conflict

Emily Chin, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer spoke to about 30 people on the crisis between Ukraine and Russia at the Buffett Center on Tuesday. When a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down over Ukraine in July, a government-supported... Read more »

College Feminists hosts anti-sexual violence photography project

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Sexual Assault, Speakers

Northwestern's College Feminists hosted Project Unbreakable, a group that aims to increase awareness against sexual violence and abuse, Tuesday night at Annenberg Hall. According to the group's website, the online photography... Read more »