The Daily Northwestern

Texas man faces execution despite Innocence Project investigation

Tom Meyer

November 5, 2011

Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus (Archived)

A Texas inmate is scheduled for execution Wednesday despite efforts by the Medill Innocence Project to force the state court to approve DNA testing that could clear him of the charges. In 1995, Henry "Hank" Skinner was convicte...

Medill alum Bonnie Anderson discusses state of journalism

Oliver Ortega

October 29, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Former CNN correspondent Bonnie Anderson recalled how she had put aside her personal feelings when, as a young reporter, she met and shook hands with the man responsible for her father's death: Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. "In that inst...

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discusses religious, secular respect

Stephanie Haines

October 26, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, an international philosopher of Jewish thought and religious cooperation, spoke at Northwestern on Wednesday about cooperation among different religions. The rabbi spoke in McCormick Auditoriu...

BREAKING: Protesters picket at Northwestern for Cantor speech

Staff Report

October 26, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Local

By noon Friday, around 75 people gathered as part of an "Occupy Northwestern" protest near the venue where Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) spoke about income inequality. The Majority Leader was scheduled to begin speaking at the Allen C...

Former Wisc. senator Russ Feingold discusses US ignorance

Brian Lasman

October 25, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold delivered the 22nd annual Leopold Lecture at Northwestern on Wednesday night. The speech highlighted Americans' need to learn about other countries in a post-9/11 world. About 250 peopl...

Block Museum names former Williams College Museum of Art head as new director

Cathaleen Qiao Chen

October 24, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art named Lisa Corrin as the next Ellen Philip Katz director Oct. 19. Corrin, who will succeed current director David Alan Robertson on Feb. 1, currently teaches at Williams College and serves as a...

Veterans respond to Iraq troop withdrawal

Marshall Cohen

October 23, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Local

Veterans from the Northwestern and Evanston communities greeted the impending withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq with relief and caution Tuesday. President Barack Obama announced Friday that virtually all of the 41,000 troop...

Sailing team holds memorial regatta for deceased alum

Joseph Diebold

October 22, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Greek

The Northwestern University Sailing Team held a memorial regatta Sunday to commemorate former team member Tyler Lorenzi (MEAS ‘10), who died last May in a boating accident. About 125 people attended the regatta at the NU Sailing Ce...

Seth Meyers steals the show during Homecoming weekend

Paulina Firozi

October 22, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Greek

Students, staff and alumni celebrated the end of the Purple Reign-themed Homecoming Week with a parade and pep rally Friday preceding the homecoming game Saturday. People gathered along Sheridan Road on Friday to watch as the fo...

Northwestern alum tells tales of 70s rock and roll

Rafi Letzter

October 19, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

CEO and Northwestern alumnus Bill Sagan (WCAS ‘73) spoke at the McCormick Tribune Center Forum on Thursday about his company, Wolfgang's Vault, to an audience including University President Morton Schapiro and other Universi...

Obama picks Northwestern prof for education board

Safiya Merchant

October 18, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

President Barack Obama announced his appointment of Northwestern professor Larry V. Hedges to the National Board of Education Sciences Wednesday. Hedges will be working with Southern Methodist University professor Dr. David J. ...

Roxana Saberi discusses captivity, voice at Chicago campus

Andrea Salus

October 18, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Medill alumna Roxana Saberi spoke about her captivity as an Iranian "prisoner of conscience" at Thorne Auditorium on Northwestern's Chicago campus Wednesday evening. About 200 teachers, lawyers, students and community members ...