The Daily Northwestern

Friedman talks energy, green innovation

Jonah Newman

October 10, 2009

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman advocated for "speed, scope and scale" in energy innovation during a panel Friday at Northwestern. The panel was one of two academic symposia honoring the inauguration of NU's new University President Morton O. Schapiro.Friedman took the stage in the Henry Cro...

Green initiative reaches out to national groups

Vasiliki Mitrakos

October 10, 2009

With schools around the country making an effort to ‘green' their campuses, sustainability-oriented student groups and initiatives are becoming all the more difficult to distinguish. Yet the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, established by former University President He...

Tech Talk: the latest in NU research

October 10, 2009

Olive oil linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's in Feinberg School studyAccording to a new study from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, there may be another reason to love extra-virgin olive oil besides the fact that it promotes good heart health - olive oil may play a role in preventing Alzhe...

One Book, One Chicago, one NU

Lilia Hargis

October 7, 2009

This fall, Chicagoans are turning to a Northwestern professor's book to learn about the origins of the city they know and love.As part of the centennial celebration of Daniel Burnham's 1909 "Plan of Chicago," the Chicago Public Library chose NU Prof. Carl Smith's book, "The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Bu...

NU event highlights Schapiro

Rebecca Olles

October 7, 2009

A roll of quarters from Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, a supply of warm clothes from the Northwestern Alumni Association and a picture of the Rock from the Associated Student Government.University President Morton O. Schapiro received these items as part of a NU survival kit at the "Celebrate Northwest...