The Daily Northwestern

Housing expert says building safety, over-occupancy should not be linked

Marshall Cohen

November 2, 2011

Filed under Administration, City

Housing policy expert Ellen Pader, who lectured Wednesday in Evanston on the so-called "brothel law," told The Daily on Thursday that city officials "problematically" linked the issue of building safety to over-occupancy. "It's in...

The search is on for a Chicago-related ‘One Book’

Sean McQuade

November 1, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

One Book One Northwestern will begin selecting its book for the 2012-13 school year when the open submission process closes Nov. 11. Started in 2005, OBON chooses one book annually for NU community members to read and discuss...

Committee to begin search for new Medill dean

Stephanie Haines

November 1, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

The search committee for the Medill School of Journalism's next dean was announced Sunday by Provost Daniel Linzer. The committee will be chaired by Medill Prof. Jack Doppelt and includes professors, alumni and faculty from Medill, profess...

Administrators present ten-year strategic plan to Northwestern University community

Safiya Merchant

October 31, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

The official unveiling of Northwestern's strategic plan drew more than 200 students, faculty and other attendees who spilled into the aisles of the James L. Allen Center's McCormick Auditorium on Tuesday. At the presentation...

Northwestern’s strategic plan unveiled Monday

Kris Anne Bonifacio

October 30, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern released a copy of its 10-year strategic plan Monday night. The 28-page plan outlines the University's goals for the next decade, highlighting areas of research in which the University intends to focus, plans for...

Kellogg aims to combat business school gender gap

Michele Corriston

October 30, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management is sponsoring programs to attract female applicants and support current students in an effort to bridge the gender gap in business schools, which was reported in a recent New York Ti...

Law school admissions use Facebook, Google to screen applicants, study finds

Paulina Firozi

October 29, 2011

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus (Archived)

Law schools are looking at applicants' digital profiles through Google and Facebook more than other admissions offices are, according to a study by Kaplan Test Prep. The study, released Oct. 24, surveyed undergraduate, business ...

Strategic plan ‘could change Northwestern culture’

Katherine Driessen

October 26, 2011

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus (Archived)

When University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Dan Linzer unveil Northwestern's strategic plan Nov. 1, Schapiro's two signature fields of scholarship - higher education and economics - will meet. And if Schapiro is luck...

In Focus: Two years after blackface incident, community issues remain

Safiya Merchant

October 26, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), In Focus

This week marks the two-year anniversary of Northwestern's blackface incident, when two students used blackface in their Halloween costumes, igniting a campus-wide controversy and triggering a discussion about race relations at NU...

Searle, Rogers House receive LEED certification

Chelsea Corbin

October 26, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Searle Hall and Rogers House recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications as a result of renovations completed last fall. Facilities Management declared a commitment to achieve LEED standards on al...

Obama announces new loan debt repayment plan for students

Lauren Caruba

October 25, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the steps his administration is taking toward making college tuition more affordable and simplifying the federal loan repayment process for students. Addressing about 4,000 students ...

Experts discuss binge drinking prevention on campus during alcohol conference

Joseph Diebold

October 24, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Greek

Experts from around the country convened at Norris University Center on Tuesday to share ideas for reducing alcohol-related issues on college campuses. Organized by The Dartmouth Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking,...