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Kellogg group picks which Super Bowl ads made the grade

Lauren Mogannam

February 6, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The Allen Center, which was filled with idle chatter for every play of Super Bowl XLIV, instantly fell silent the second commercials started airing.While most viewers of Sunday's game tuned in to watch the New Orleans Saints wi...

Northwestern students, professors benefit from summer research assistant program

Claire Brown

February 3, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

As students begin to fret over summer plans and search for a résumé boost, the perfect opportunity might be closer than they think.The Institute for Policy Research's Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants Program h...

Media organizations support Protess’ Innocence Project

Kirsten Salyer

January 10, 2010

Filed under Academic

Prof. David Protess' Medill Innocence Project gained high-profile support in its legal battle with Cook County prosecutors Monday.A group of 18 media organizations, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Assoc...

New SESP course offers chance to discuss faith

Ray Whitehouse

January 10, 2010

Filed under Academic

The School of Education and Social Policy is offering a new course this quarter-Introduction to Faith and Service.Moved by the message of last October's sixth-annual Interfaith Youth Core conference, SESP teamed up with The Cente...

Report: Newspapers still top choice for obituaries

Lilia Hargis

January 4, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Unlike circulation totals and advertising revenue, obituaries in newspapers are not dying, according to a recent research project by Medill graduate students.The report, "The State of the American Obituary," consisted of a quar...

Early decision applicants increase in sum, diversity

Lark Turner

January 3, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern received a record number of early decision applications this year, including an increase in the number of minority applicants.If accepted early decision applicants make a binding commitment to enroll in the Unive...

Students fight to include ASL in curriculum

Claire Brown

January 3, 2010

Filed under Academic

Without uttering a word, Northwestern students can obtain proficiency in another language. Now they're trying to make it count toward a requirement.The student-run seminar "Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Cult...

ASG votes ‘yes’ to Honor Roll electronic balloting

Claire Brown

November 10, 2009

Filed under Academic, Student Government

A bill passed at Wednesday's Associated Student Government meeting will make the selection process for the Faculty and Administration Honor Roll an electronic ballot. Prior to this year, honor roll members - faculty and administrators re...

Materials keep going digital at library

Lilia Hargis

October 26, 2009

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The day may come when Northwestern undergraduates will no longer have to trudge across campus with heavy bags of borrowed library books to research and write their papers.University Librarian Sarah Pritchard said there is "defin...

Students campaign for ASL classes

Rebecca Olles

October 5, 2009

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Students in Northwestern's American Sign Language Club have begun organizing their efforts to create sign language classes at NU, arguing that the deaf have their own culture and language that merit scholarly study.Associated St...

Religious majors, minors to be instated

Nathalie Tadena

October 5, 2009

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

For the first time, Northwestern will offer a formal Jewish Studies major and Catholic Studies minor this academic year.The new Catholic Studies minor is offered through NU's religious studies department, while the Jewish Studies ma...