The Daily Northwestern

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...