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NU Votes gets mention on floor of Congress

NU Votes gets mention on floor of Congress

Zachary Harris, Reporter
November 14, 2012
Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Student Groups

UVote, a voter registration project started at Northwestern, received more national praise recently when Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) congratulated NU’s efforts on the floor of the House of Representatives. Initiated by the Center for Civic Engagement, UVote began two years ago as NU Votes, a...

Misulonas: Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves

Misulonas: Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves

Joseph Misulonas, Columnist
November 13, 2012
Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

The Republican Party blew the 2012 presidential election. This should have been an easy election for them to win. While President Barack Obama can claim that he has had consistent job growth the last two and a half years, the unemployment rate has been dropping mainly due to millions of workers leaving...

IPR forum analyzes results of 2012 election

IPR forum analyzes results of 2012 election

Sophia Bollag, Reporter
November 13, 2012
Filed under Academic, Campus, Daily Decision

In a discussion panel analyzing last week’s presidential election, Northwestern professors agreed the adaptability of the Democratic Party to changing demographics, campaigning techniques and social attitudes tipped votes in the party’s favor. The Institute for Policy Research sponsored Monday’s...

Watters: Weighing economic impact of climate change

Watters: Weighing economic impact of climate change

Arabella Watters, Assistant Forum Editor
November 11, 2012
Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

Despite the fact that the election didn’t go the way I had hoped, I’ve decided to focus on the positive from now on. Nothing made me prouder than being able to voice my opinions behind that little automated voter box, and I’ve realized that President Obama got re-elected for a reason and I plan...

‘Game Change’ co-author takes Northwestern students inside ‘relentlessly negative’ campaigns

‘Game Change’ co-author takes Northwestern students inside ‘relentlessly negative’ campaigns

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor
November 10, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision

MSNBC political analyst and "Game Change"  co-author John Heilemann declared Friday that both President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ran presidential campaigns not up to par by either man's standards. In an hour-long talk at the McCormick Tribune Center, Heilemann...

Northwestern student-interns reflect on life inside Obama campaign

Northwestern student-interns reflect on life inside Obama campaign

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor
November 9, 2012
Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Top Stories

About nine hours after President Barack Obama declared electoral victory before thousands of screaming supporters in Chicago, his campaign staff woke up to their Blackberries and iPhones buzzing with a hasty email calling for a mandatory meeting in the “usual spot.” SESP junior Sharon Reshef,...

Updated: Emotional Obama thanks campaign workers after winning re-election

Updated: Emotional Obama thanks campaign workers after winning re-election

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor
November 8, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision, Top Stories

Updated, 8 p.m. Thursday: The Obama campaign this evening posted a full version of the president's remarks to his campaign staff the morning after Election Day. Original post: A misty-eyed President Barack Obama thanked campaign workers at their Chicago headquarters on Wednesday morning, calling...

Electoral analysis: Youth vote decisive in some battleground states

Electoral analysis: Youth vote decisive in some battleground states

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor
November 8, 2012
Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Top Stories

Northwestern students may have woken up Wednesday morning to President-elect Mitt Romney if it were not for their peers’ votes, according to exit polls in Tuesday’s presidential contest. Early estimates pin youth turnout at just under half of the nearly 23 million young adults registered to vote...

Muller: Better off after America elects pragmatism over ideology

Muller: Better off after America elects pragmatism over ideology

Yoni Muller, Columnist
November 8, 2012
Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

The last year was a political rollercoaster nobody could get off of, and everybody was tall enough to ride. Although there were points where we were stuck, where we were horrified and where we felt like throwing up, last night’s culmination made it all worthwhile. The big news of the night was...

‘More determined, more inspired than ever’: Obama gets four more years in White House

‘More determined, more inspired than ever’: Obama gets four more years in White House

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor
November 7, 2012
Filed under Daily Decision, Top Stories

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama defeated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday to secure a second term that he vowed to pursue with the same resolve that catapulted him to the White House four years ago. Promising that the "best is yet to come," Obama told exhilarated supporters early...

Northwestern students gather at watch parties, await election results

Northwestern students gather at watch parties, await election results

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor
November 7, 2012
Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Student Groups

In the hours leading up to President Barack Obama’s election to a second term, hundreds of Northwestern students and staff members converged in watch parties across campus, awaiting the results of Tuesday night’s close presidential race. The election night gatherings, held in the McCormick...