The Daily Northwestern

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...

NU-Q begins to search for new dean of students

Lark Turner

February 7, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

As Northwestern in Qatar accepts applications for its third freshman class, the search has begun for a new dean of students for fall 2011. The current dean, John Margolis, agreed to a three-year appointment when he took the posit...

NU language departments mix coffee, culture

Maria LaMagna

February 7, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

(Daily Illustration by Kyle Frost)Northwestern students are adding a boost to their foreign language skills at weekly coffee and conversation outings."Coloquio y café," a recurring Spanish meeting to practice conversation skills over ...

Kellogg group picks which Super Bowl ads made the grade

Lauren Mogannam

February 6, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The Allen Center, which was filled with idle chatter for every play of Super Bowl XLIV, instantly fell silent the second commercials started airing.While most viewers of Sunday's game tuned in to watch the New Orleans Saints wi...

Northwestern students, professors benefit from summer research assistant program

Claire Brown

February 3, 2010

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

As students begin to fret over summer plans and search for a résumé boost, the perfect opportunity might be closer than they think.The Institute for Policy Research's Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants Program h...

Media organizations support Protess’ Innocence Project

Kirsten Salyer

January 10, 2010

Filed under Academic

Prof. David Protess' Medill Innocence Project gained high-profile support in its legal battle with Cook County prosecutors Monday.A group of 18 media organizations, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Assoc...

New SESP course offers chance to discuss faith

Ray Whitehouse

January 10, 2010

Filed under Academic

The School of Education and Social Policy is offering a new course this quarter-Introduction to Faith and Service.Moved by the message of last October's sixth-annual Interfaith Youth Core conference, SESP teamed up with The Cente...

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...