The Daily Northwestern

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

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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

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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

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"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

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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...

NU Prof. Bailey researching possible ‘gay gene’

Alex Rudansky

April 14, 2010

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Recent research from Northwestern Prof. J. Michael Bailey raises new questions in the science behind sexual orientation, namely bisexuality and the prototypical "gay gene."In his studies on bisexuality, Bailey, a psychology professor...

ASG ballot to include Faculty Honor Roll form

Sarah Eberspacher

April 11, 2010

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This year Associated Student Government candidates' names will not be the only ones on the ballot Wednesday.The Faculty Honor Roll, previously a separate poll on NU Link, will now appear on an additional page of the ASG ballo...

Medill and Communication students network at career fair

Alex Rudansky

April 6, 2010

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Students and alumni, dressed to impress, funneled through the entrance to Norris University Center on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the Medill & School of Communication 2010 Career Fair.Norris' Louis Room hosted more than...

Phil Fest’ celebrates department’s students

Jessia Allen and Maria LaMagna

April 6, 2010

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Northwestern's philosophy department hosted a "public party" Wednesday night to showcase the research of undergraduate students.Six students presented at the event held in Swift Hall, which about 40 people attended. Topics ra...

Northwestern ASL class may be implemented next year

Lark Turner

April 5, 2010

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After a year of student campaigning, Northwestern may establish an American Sign Language class in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, bringing the University one step closer to recognizing ASL as a foreign language."This is a real...

Tuition to increase 4.6 percent

Jessica Allen and Jessica Allen

March 30, 2010

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Northwestern undergraduate and graduate tuition costs will increase by 4.6 percent for the 2010-11 academic year.For the 2009-10 academic year, costs increased by 3.6 percent, the lowest amount in more than 40 years, according...

Memorial service to be held for Rebecca Quint

Brian Rosenthal and Brian Rosenthal

March 30, 2010

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A memorial service for Weinberg sophomore Rebecca Quint will be held at 7 p.m. on April 8 in the McCormick-Tribune Center Forum, Northwestern announced early Thursday morning.Quint, 19, of Concord, Mass., was found dead in her Fo...