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Northwestern trustee steps down as Obama’s chief of staff

Marshall Cohen

January 8, 2012

Filed under Alumni, National

Northwestern University trustee and current presidential chief of staff William Daley will resign at the end of the month, President Barack Obama announced Monday. "Bill has been an outstanding chief of staff during one of th...

Northwestern law prof. argues new conservative interpretations

Joseph Diebold

January 8, 2012

Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern School of Law Prof. Steven G. Calabresi co-authored an article in the most recent volume of the Texas Law Review that marks a drastic shift from traditional conservative legal interpretation of the 14th Amendment. His...

Northwestern anthropology professor shaped her field

Meghan Morris

January 8, 2012

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Elizabeth Brumfiel, a leading scholar of Aztec archaeology and professor of anthropology at Northwestern since 2003, died Jan. 1. Her research fueled her support for gay and labor rights. Brumfiel was known for her feminist ...

Northwestern’s Campus Chalker faces legal action

Meghan Morris

January 2, 2012

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

The Campus Chalker's Nov. 30 excursion began like dozens of other outings earlier in the fall. The Weinberg sophomore, who asked to remain anonymous so he can continue his art, chatted and listened to music with a friend while d...

Northwestern alum to run for Illinois House seat

Kimberly Railey

November 27, 2011

Filed under Alumni, State

Northwestern alum Jeff Smith (WCAS '77) will officially appear on the ballot for the 17th District Illinois House seat, he told The Daily on Monday. Smith said he filed his candidacy at 8 a.m. Monday, the first day nomination...

NuCuisine worker wins Real Food Award

Paulina Firozi

November 20, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Manny Aguilar, a cook who has worked at Northwestern for 23 years, is the winner of the first Real Food Awards in the Worker Leader category. The Real Food Awards, sponsored by the Real Food Challenge, chose winners from a gr...

In Focus: University expands diversity efforts schoolwide

Annie Chang

November 20, 2011

Filed under Academic, Administration, Alumni, Campus (Archived), In Focus

Northwestern Profs. Kimberly Gray and Manijeh Razeghi have a lot in common - both women are mothers who began teaching at McCormick in the early nineties - but the two professors have nearly opposite views on what it feels like to be a woman in an underrepresented f...

Northwestern alumna Sarah Smierciak receives 2012 Rhodes Scholarship

Chris Meyer

November 19, 2011

Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern alumna Sarah Smierciak (WCAS '11) received a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship on Saturday and will pursue a Masters of Philosophy in development studies at Oxford University, according to a University press release. The R...

Hill Harper emphasizes community at State of the Black Union

Stephanie Haines

November 16, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Greek

Actor, author and activist Hill Harper spoke about issues affecting blacks and the need for leadership within the community Thursday at Northwestern's 4th annual State of the Black Union Address. "I believe most of us dream...

Northwestern alumnus Jeff Smith weighing bid for Biss’s seat

Kimberly Railey

November 12, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Local, State

Northwestern alum Jeff Smith (WCAS '77) began circulating petitions Saturday in an effort to appear on the ballot for the 17th District's Illinois House seat. Smith's campaigning comes two days after current 17th District state R...

Coach Fitzgerald, Lincolnwood Elementary kids surprise Al Netter with service award

Kimberly Railey

November 8, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Local, Sports

Northwestern student and football captain Al Netter was honored Wednesday with a national college football award in a surprise visit from coach Pat Fitzgerald and Allstate representatives at Lincolnwood Elementary School. The sen...

New sustainability coordinator to start Monday

Michele Corriston

November 8, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Green groups on campus hope to pursue projects more cohesively following the arrival of Northwestern's first sustainability coordinator, a position created last year after Students for Ecological and Environmental Development or...