The Daily Northwestern

Interfaith conference promotes conversation about religion

Lark Turner

October 24, 2009

Students and religious leaders from around the world gathered in Norris University Center on Sunday to discuss religious pluralism, student leadership and Obama's faith initiatives at the Interfaith Youth Core's sixth annual conference. The three-day event, "Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World," b...

After 10 years, MCC still ‘buzzing’

Jessica Allen

October 24, 2009

When the Northwestern Multicultural Center opened its doors this September for the 10th year, there was a newly installed whiteboard hanging near the entrance bearing Spanish words of welcome.Before long, the board was filled with messages in a variety of languages from students who passed through. ...

Intramural sports promote teamwork, exercise

Justin Nam

October 24, 2009

While most students today don't sign up for intramurals with the idea of fighting sexism or the war, that wasn't always the case. Historically, the activity that now registers between 2,000 and 2,200 students a year showcased much more than which fraternity fielded the best dodgeball team.Today, the fall ...

Nonprofit to build school in Indian village

Kawther Albader

October 24, 2009

When Abhita Reddy visited the local school in the Indian village where her father grew up, she was shocked by its small size, lack of books and absence of school supplies. Since the Weinberg senior's visit this past summer, she has founded Tanguturu Trust, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to...

Blackboard, Google team up for Bboogle

Ganesh Thippeswamy

October 24, 2009

In an effort to improve academic collaboration between students and professors, Northwestern University Information Technology is developing new software to integrate web-based applications from Google into Blackboard.The software, called Bboogle, connects Blackboard with the Google Gmail-supported u.northwe...