The Daily Northwestern

Students fight to include ASL in curriculum

Claire Brown

January 4, 2010

Without uttering a word, Northwestern students can obtain proficiency in another language. Now they're trying to make it count toward a requirement.The student-run seminar "Introduction to American Sign Language and Deaf Culture" offers students a chance to learn sign language for credit but does not ...

Early decision applicants increase in sum, diversity

Lark Turner

January 4, 2010

Northwestern received a record number of early decision applications this year, including an increase in the number of minority applicants.If accepted early decision applicants make a binding commitment to enroll in the University. This year 1,770 students applied and 625 were admitted, said Michael M...

Students on ASB spend break far from home

Madelyn Herzog

December 1, 2009

While some Northwestern students will return to their home communities this winter break, others will help struggling communities.Alternative Student Breaks is preparing to embark on another set of community service expeditions this winter break. According to the organization's Web site, the "student-...

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. outlines America’s environmental outlook

Ray Whitehouse

December 1, 2009

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke to about 600 people at Cahn Auditorium on Wednesday about America's environmental outlook in a speech titled "The Green Gold Rush: A Vision of Energy Independence, Jobs and National Wealth." Kennedy connected the goals of economic expansion and green initiatives with freedom of...

Students, rapper to hit slopes in Colorado

Luke Siuty

December 1, 2009

This winter break, Northwestern skiers and snowboarders will visit a Gangsta's Paradise while in a winter wonderland.For its annual winter break trip, the Northwestern Ski and Snowboard Club is taking about 760 students to Winter Park, Colo., this December. The trip includes six nights of lodging and f...