The Daily Northwestern

Video: NYT reporter discusses captivity

Ashley Gates

September 21, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), Multimedia

Video by Michael Walton and Ashley Gates/The Daily Northwestern On Wednesday night in the McCormick Tribune Center, just as NU students settled back into their usual school routine, New York Times reporter David Rohde shared h...

Hank Skinner case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Brian Rosenthal

May 23, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Two months after coming within 47 minutes of being executed and 10 years after enlisting the help of the Medill Innocence Project, Henry "Hank" Skinner saw his chances of proving his innocence dramatically improve Monday.In a two-lin...

Unrest in Thailand cancels Medill class trip

Lauren Kelleher

May 17, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The U.S. Department of State's travel advisory for Thailand is grounding 18 Northwestern students who planned to travel to the country this June as part of their Reporting and Connecting with Immigrant Communities class.The student j...

Two Interdisciplinary Studies courses to count for distribution areas

Lark Turner

May 17, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Beginning this summer, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences students will be able to count two Interdisciplinary Studies courses to fulfill an area requirement, a Weinberg official said.Weinberg has six distribution areas, an...

Chemistry professors experiment with posting video lectures online

Andrew Scoggin

May 12, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A pilot program at Northwestern is giving students who spend lecture on Facebook and Sporcle a second chance to watch what they may have missed.Students in Prof. Thomas O'Halloran's Chemistry 103 course this quarter have acce...

Wilbon as commencement speaker: Reaction from the Twitterverse

The Daily Northwestern

May 12, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Selected tweets about Washington Post sports columnist Michael Wilbon replacing former CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour as commencement speaker at Northwestern's graduation June 18.@akhilak: Oh man. Christiane Amanpour no longer...

Michael Wilbon to replace Christiane Amanpour as commencement speaker

Lauren Kelleher

May 12, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Sports commentator and Northwestern alumnus Michael Wilbon will replace former CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour as the 152nd commencement speaker on June 18, the University announced today.Amanpour was forced to cancel th...

Next year’s One Book to focus on global health

Kevin Soter

May 11, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Only a few months after receiving their acceptance letters, incoming Northwestern undergraduates will open the mail over the summer to a different type of correspondence: a copy of the 2010-11 selection for the One Book One No...

Faculty Honor Roll gets twice as many votes

Andrew Scoggin

April 25, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Twenty-five Northwestern administrators were named to the Faculty Honor Roll last week, a list that includes University President Morton O. Schapiro and Dean of Students Burgwell Howard.Voting for the honor roll was included ...

ASG, faculty look at revamping Northwestern environmental education

Lark Turner

April 24, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Changes in Northwestern's approach to environmental education may be imminent as both an Associated Student Government ad hoc committee and a group of faculty examine NU's academic offerings.A proposal submitted April 19 by the...

Fellowships abound for Wildcats

Lauren Kelleher and Lauren Kelleher

April 21, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

"Renaissance kid" is a title to which most Northwestern students aspire: undergraduate research position, intramural sports team, a GPA to make graduate schools salivate. And now, eight NU undergraduates will be adding prestigio...

Travel Warning cancels Northwestern study abroad programs in Mexico

Jessica Allen

April 18, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Weinberg sophomore Neal Emery was on track to study in Mexico this summer as a part of the International Program Development's Public Health in Mexico program.Then he received an e-mail from the group's travel service Monday ar...