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ShireiNU places third in national collegiate a cappella competition

ShireiNU places third in national collegiate a cappella competition

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

March 2, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Campus, On Campus, Student Groups

ShireiNU, Northwestern’s Jewish a cappella group, placed third Saturday in a national collegiate Jewish a cappella competition in Washington, D.C. The group faced eight other teams in the fourth annual Kol HaOlam Competition. Each organization ranged in size from about eight to 20 people, sa...

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,” is an avid supporter of NU athletics. He frequently attends...

Police find 170 grams of cocaine in Rogers Park

Julian Gerez, Reporter

February 27, 2014


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Local

Evanston police seized more than $15,000 worth of cocaine Wednesday morning in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. Detectives from the special operations group executed a search warrant in the 7400 block of North Oakley Avenue. Officers discovered more than 170 grams of cocaine, which, depending o...

Where Are They Now: Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Where Are They Now: Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Erica Witte, Blogger

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, The Current, TV

Dylan and Cole Sprouse are identical twins, but everyone knows Dylan is cuter. Maybe it has something to do with their respective roles on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody;” Dylan played Zack, the cool ladies' man, while Cole played Cody, the geeky bookworm. Although they’re best known for t...

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 two of the 126 people awarded the $50,000 fellowship from the Alfred...

Pincidents: Colorful snow paint abates winter blues

Pincidents: Colorful snow paint abates winter blues

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, The Current

I am seriously subpar at small talk. It seems my chitchats are simply devoid of all stimulating conversational aspects, and I can never come up with just the right question to get a good conversation going. Luckily, this winter has been the worst thing that has happened to me since braces, and most...

Hey, WhatsApp.

Sofia Rada, Columnist

February 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Technology (Current), The Current

Facebook announced Wednesday that it purchased the mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. As I read about it, I realized most people here don't even know what WhatsApp is. The purchase seemed random and absurd to many. In other places around the world, though, WhatsApp has long been an app...

Updated: Former Northwestern student Jaqueline Mahoney found dead in Oregon

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

February 26, 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 Brechner (Weinberg ‘12), a friend of Mahoney, said Mahoney was working on becoming ...

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 to UI LABS and will create opportunities for increased research and innovation oppor...

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 local low-income families through an inclusive curriculum that target...

The Steam Press: Read more, stress less

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 24, 2014


Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! This weekend, I got a library card from the Evanston Public Library. It was a magical experience. Surrounded by actual, real-live people, instead of frazzled college students, I wanted to give each one of them a medal. Here they were, old ladies and little kids and a man...

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 columnist, and another NU student whose name was not disclosed, got the first an...