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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...

Communication society Lamda Pi Eta launches public service

Lilia Hargis

October 5, 2009

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's communication honor society Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is launching a philanthropic partnership with Reading in Motion, a Chicago-based reading program for elementary school students.LPH Communication Director Meredith Ba...