The Daily Northwestern

Law students win first at National Trial Competition

Claire Brown

February 22, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

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

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

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

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

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

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

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...

Transportation video wins first place award

Lark Turner

February 21, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A Northwestern video that tracks transportation using the "Where's George?" Web site won first place in the non-interactive media category at the 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.The video, ti...

Engage Chicago aims to immerse students

Janelle Henney

February 21, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

In its first year of existence, the Center for Civic Engagement through the Chicago Field Studies department is implementing a new summer immersion program, Engage Chicago.Engage Chicago is an eight-week, two-credit program. ...

I’ll Get Black to You: Rules of Engagement in Black Studies

Dan Hill

February 17, 2010

Filed under Academic

A series of black history month events put on by the African American Studies Department concludes with a presentation by Dr. Michelle M. Wright....

Students learn how to say, “Thank you,” at Webinar

Stephanie Hu

February 16, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A carefully worded "thank-you" note can clinch the deal after a job interview, said Betsy Gill, internship specialist at University Career Services.Fifteen members of the Northwestern community logged on to UCS Web site Wednesday...

NU prof. accepted to U.S. Dept. of Defense program

Vasiliki Mitrakos

February 13, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern Prof. Monica Olvera de la Cruz has been accepted by the United States Department of Defense as one of 11 fellows in its National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship program.Olvera de la Cruz joined NU...

Gateway Science Workshop program encourages peer-led learning

Kira Lerner

February 13, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

When students are struggling to understand a complex scientific theory, it's sometimes easier to turn to a peer than a professor for help.The Gateway Science Workshop, organized by the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, is a peer...

Yefim Bronfman earns $50,000 prize, comes to Bienen School of Music to teach

Lark Turner

February 10, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The Bienen School of Music has awarded pianist Yefim Bronfman the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, the school announced Thursday.As part of the prize, Bronfman will be awarded $50,000 cash and will visit Northwest...

State, students submit new briefs in Innocence Project lawsuit

Jessica Allen

February 9, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The legal battle between the Medill Innocence Project and Cook County State's Attorney's office continued Wednesday, when both sides submitted additional briefs."My hope is that today's court appearance was a major step towards r...