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Students ‘blown away’ by work done at Northwestern-Qatar

Andrew Scoggin

March 28, 2010

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Over Spring Break Northwestern community members visited a city of sun and sand half a world away, without leaving NU's campus.Students and administrators ventured to NU's Qatar Campus about 20 minutes outside of Doha to get a ...

Accelerated law program to benefit foreign students

Claire Brown

March 28, 2010

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Foreign law students now have the opportunity to earn a Master of Laws degree in as short as one summer's time.The Northwestern School of Law's new accelerated LL.M. degree program was recently announced, and administrators will begi...

Prof. Kinzer’s instruction, time at Northwestern draws to a close

Alexandra Finkel

March 3, 2010

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Prof. Stephen Kinzer, whose uncertain employment status last spring prompted student, faculty and alumni outcry, will leave Northwestern at the end of Winter Quarter.Kinzer was hired in 2006 for a one-year appointment as the Ch...

Financial gift from alumnus funds Center for Historical Studies

Claire Brown

March 2, 2010

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After a generous financial gift from Nicholas D. Chabraja (WCAS '64), Northwestern's Center for Historical Studies was renamed the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies last month.The money was put toward the cente...

Artists-in-residence teach literature writing from experience

Lorraine Ma

March 2, 2010

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Northwestern's artists-in-residence work with aspiring students in their fields.Non-fiction writer Eula Biss became a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award in the criticism category for "Notes from No M...

Harry Potter required reading for new class

Peter Larson

February 28, 2010

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(Kyle Frost/The Daily Northwestern)The story of the boy who lived came alive this quarter in a new Weinberg freshman seminar.Jackie Murdock, a graduate student in the English department, teaches "Harry Potter's Medieval Origins", an ...

NU research suggests link between good listening skills, playing music

Alex Rudansky

February 23, 2010

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Students who play music have better listening skills, according to a recent study.The findings may change the way scientists identify and treat certain learning disabilities, said Northwestern Prof. Nina Kraus, who collaborated with memb...

Preregistration fills classes in popular majors early in the game

Jessica Allen

February 23, 2010

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As students prepared to register this week, many departments' course offerings had already filled and turned to waitlists. Students hoping to take courses in economics, art, Spanish and Portuguese may have to wait until Spring Qu...

Law students win first at National Trial Competition

Claire Brown

February 22, 2010

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A team of students from Northwestern's School of Law won first place in the Midwest Regional Finals of the National Trial Competition last week."It's always tough to win a competition so no one can ever expect it," said Prof. Ste...

School of Law ranked No. 1 in National Law Journal report

Claire Brown

February 22, 2010

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Northwestern's School of Law has the highest percentage of graduates landing positions at the nation's largest law firms, according to new research compiled by The National Law Journal.The rankings, which were published Monday, s...

Online classes, degrees offered through School of Continuing Studies

Claire Brown

February 21, 2010

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Working professionals can now pursue a Northwestern degree with little disruption to their daily lives.The School of Continuing Studies has developed several online programs that allow students to get both undergraduate and gradu...

Innocence Project’s case still unresolved

Jessica Allen

February 21, 2010

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Hopes for the end of a five-month legal battle between the Medill Innocence Project and the Cook County State's Attorney's office faltered Monday.The state and lawyers from the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern School of...