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Medill prof evaluates first month of teaching MOOC in Guardian op-ed

Paulina Firozi, Managing Editor

October 20, 2013

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Medill Prof. Owen Youngman, one of several Northwestern professors teaching a massive open online course this quarter, addressed questions about the program in an op-ed published Thursday in the Guardian. Youngman's course,...

School of Law Blackboard accounts deleted

Edward Cox, Reporter

October 18, 2013

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Northwestern School of Law's Blackboard accounts vanished from the educational content management system site Monday, only to be restored a day later. The law courses were deleted by accident during a maintenance event on Monday,...

Updated: Northwestern extends early decision deadline due to Common App glitches

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 17, 2013

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As the new online version of the Common Application faces technical problems, Northwestern has extended its early decision deadline by a week. The University announced the change on its website for undergraduate admissions. "With...

The Daily Beast names Northwestern 10th most rigorous college

Amy Whyte, Assistant Campus Editor

October 17, 2013

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The Daily Beast has ranked Northwestern 10th in its list of the 20 most rigorous colleges. The list is determined using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, including selectivity of admissions and stu...

ASG official pleased with results of fall light walk

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

October 16, 2013

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When representatives from Evanston, Northwestern and Associated Student Government toured streets surrounding campus Tuesday night, they found fewer lighting problems than they expected, community relations vice president Kevin...

Center on Wrongful Convictions asks Quinn to pardon former death row inmate

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 16, 2013

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The Center on Wrongful Convictions on Wednesday asked Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to pardon a former death row inmate whose conviction was overturned in 2004. Attorneys from the center, which operates as part of the Northwestern...

Study: Eye contact with patients builds trust in doctors

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 16, 2013

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Make eye contact with your doctors? Then you probably trust them more. That's the finding of a new Northwestern Medicine study, published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine. The study, which used videotapes of doctors'...

Northwestern updates child abuse prevention policies

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 14, 2013

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Northwestern has updated its child abuse prevention policies to better align them with Illinois law, the University announced Monday. The policy now requires all NU employees — even those who do not have regular contact ...

McCormick students develop toy for Shedd Aquarium sea otters

Amy Whyte, Assistant Campus Editor

October 10, 2013

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McCormick students developed a puzzle to keep Shedd Aquarium's sea otters mentally stimulated as part of a longstanding partnership between the school and aquarium. The puzzle, a 44 x 32 x 6-inch block of thick Plexiglas,...

Associated Student Government expects to release student guides Winter Quarter

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

October 10, 2013

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After delays and setbacks, Associated Student Government now expects to release its unofficial student guides next quarter. The online guides, which will be geared toward students both on campus and abroad, were initially...

Northwestern athletic department looks into Ryan Field theft

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 10, 2013

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The Northwestern athletic department says it is investigating how two students — one of them posing as an event staff member — were able to steal several pieces of game equipment during NU's prime-time matchup with Ohio State. "We...

Journalist Isabel Wilkerson to deliver Allison Davis Lecture

Amy Whyte, Assistant Campus Editor

October 9, 2013

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson will deliver this year's Allison Davis Lecture on Nov. 7 in Harris Hall. Wilkerson was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism, in recognition of her...