The Daily Northwestern

NU alumnus, former professor, author dies

Rebecca Olles

October 11, 2009

Stuart M. Kaminsky, a Northwestern alumnus, professor and noted author, died Friday at a St. Louis hospital. He was 75.Kaminsky, a native Chicagoan, graduated from NU with a Ph.D. in speech in 1972. He taught film and film history at the University from 1973 to 1989.A prolific author, Kaminsky penned ...

Deepak Chopra teaches 2-day Kellogg class

Ali Elkin

October 11, 2009

At Deepak Chopra's two-day Kellogg executive course, participants were equipped with pads, pencils, highlighters and eight-packs of Crayolas.The crayons were for making "mind maps," abstract webs of thoughts and ideas connected to specific words, including "fun," "success," "leadership" and "opportun...

Science Web site seeks to fill gaps

Clara Lingle

October 11, 2009

As more niche newspaper sections land on the chopping block for heralded news organizations across the country, the future of science reporting is looking grimmer by the day.A new Web site called Futurity is aiming to pick up some of the slack left behind by declining science coverage. In an effort to...

John Legend performs in Welsh-Ryan

Rebecca Olles

October 10, 2009

Screams erupted and flashing camera lights popped from every corner of Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday night, not for the Northwestern basketball team, but for famed R&B artist John Legend.As part of inauguration week, the six-time Grammy Award winner performed for a crowd of about 4,000 members from the ...

Panelists discuss economics of higher education

Emilia Barrosse

October 10, 2009

A relaxed group of economists and academics sat in front of a crowd of more than 200 people in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Friday and discussed the role and effects of the economy on higher education. Kicking off the inaugural celebration, the 90-minute symposium was moderated by University Pr...