The Daily Northwestern

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 for lo...

Two Northwestern students get top monthly scores on international aptitude test

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 24, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, On Campus

Two Northwestern students earned monthly top scores on the January Bloomberg Aptitude Test, an international exam used to assess students' readiness for a career in the business world. Weinberg junior Yoni Muller, a Daily ...

Residence director Kristina Richards dies, Northwestern announces

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

February 23, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

University officials announced Sunday the death of a residence director. Kristina Richards worked at Northwestern for the past 10 years in different roles. According to the Residential Services website, Richards most recently...

University to add signs noting firearm prohibition to comply with new Illinois law

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 19, 2014

Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

To comply with a new Illinois law on firearms, Northwestern will place signs explicitly prohibiting guns on all University buildings and properties.  The Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which passed in July, allows registered...

Microwave malfunction starts minor fire in Tech

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 17, 2014

Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

Technological Institute was evacuated Monday afternoon after a fire broke out on the second floor of the building. University spokesman Bob Rowley said students and faculty vacated the building at 2:37 p.m. after several fire...

Man brings substance claimed to be cyanide to Searle

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 14, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, On Campus, Science & Technology

Someone connected to the University brought three vials of what he claimed was cyanide to Northwestern University Health Service on Thursday afternoon, causing part of the building to be quarantined and drawing emergency responders t...

Northwestern not in top 25 for sending alums to Peace Corps for first time in 13 years

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 12, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, On Campus

For the first time in 13 years, Northwestern did not make the list of top-25 colleges sending graduates to the Peace Corps. Last year NU ranked 18th among the 25 top medium-sized colleges and universities, with 23 graduates volunteering in...

Burst pipe will close Fiedler Hillel Center for at least two days

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 10, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

A pipe burst in the Fiedler Hillel Center on Monday morning due to cold temperatures, causing flooding that will require the building to close for at least two days, Hillel Executive Director Michael Simon said. Hillel staff...

Feinberg professor featured on ’60 Minutes’

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

February 9, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

A Feinberg School of Medicine professor was interviewed on the CBS News show "60 Minutes" Sunday night to discuss sex differences in medical research. Dr. Melina Kibbe, also a doctor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was interviewed...

Northwestern recognized for emergency readiness

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

February 4, 2014

Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

The National Weather Service presented Northwestern with a special award last week for a high level of emergency preparedness for storm-related crises.  University Police and other NU leaders were presented Jan. 28 with a plaque and a "St...

CAPS launches new walk-in program

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

February 3, 2014

Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

Counseling and Psychological Services has started a new informal counseling service for Northwestern students. Titled "Let's Talk," the drop-in service aims to provide undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to talk...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital ranked 2nd for lowest heart attack mortality rates

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 2, 2014

Filed under Academic, Blogs, Campus, On Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern made strides in recent weeks pioneering heart attack research and lowering mortality rates. Becker's Hospital Review ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital second on a list of the lowest 30-day heart attack mortality...