The Daily Northwestern

Alum, donor indicted with counts of fraud

Jessica Allen and Jessica Allen

October 19, 2009

One Feinberg School of Medicine alumnus has been linked with money, deception and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of a growing scandal that has prompted Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to call last week for a statewide grand jury to root out corruption in the Florida political circuit.Dr. Alan Mend...

Legal clinics create joint project, focus on juveniles

Caroline Dzeba

October 19, 2009

Two of the Northwestern School of Law's legal clinics, the Center on Wrongful Convictions and the Children and Family Justice Center, launched a joint project this month to protect juveniles wrongfully convicted of crimes.The Center on the Wrongful Convictions of Youth celebrated its launch with a sy...

Grants for students reinstated by capitol

Rebecca Olles

October 18, 2009

SESP junior Samantha Reed joined about 2,000 Illinois college students who roamed the halls of the Illinois capitol building in Springfield on Thursday. These students were part of a protest successful in rallying the Illinois government to restore funds for Monetary Award Program grants.The Illinois ...

NU ranks poorly in green colleges survey

Nisha Chandran

October 18, 2009

Despite a huge push to create a more environmentally-friendly campus, Northwestern didn't make the grade this year. According to the annual College Sustainability Report Card, NU's grade rose only to a B- from a C last year. This score was tied with Purdue University, University of Illinois and Indiana Un...

Innocence Project receives subpoena for notes, tapes

Christina Salter

October 18, 2009

The Medill Innocence Project is caught in an ongoing legal battle with the Cook County state's attorney office, and will not turn over the documents subpoenaed in the case of a man convicted of murder 31 years ago, said Medill Dean John Lavine.The attorney's office has requested access to all e-mails, ...