The Daily Northwestern

Big Bite Nite sees more students, vendors involved

Stephanie Louise Lu

October 4, 2009

From Oak to Chicago avenues, University Place to Grove Street, Evanston restaurants welcomed a purple crowd of Northwestern students to their establishments Sunday.The purple-clad torrent of hungry students was part of Big Bite Night, an annual event allowing students to try bite-sized foods from a ...

African innovator gives inspirational talk

Caroline Dzeba

October 4, 2009

After facing nearly insurmountable challenges of famine and poverty, William Kamkwamba saved his Malawian community by constructing a homemade windmill out of junkyard material.Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, who co-authored the book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Ho...

GreekBuild finishes first building project

Jessica Allen

October 4, 2009

Between February and June, about 250 Northwestern students commuted about an hour each way to build a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Waukegan, Ill.The result of their sweat and effort was finally revealed as about 100 students and Waukegan community members gathered under a sunless sky Saturday, wi...

NU grad returns to direct SafeRide

Amanda Laabs and Amanda Laabs

September 28, 2009

After graduating last spring, Paul David Shrader is back on campus, but this time as the new SafeRide Coordinator. As an undergraduate, he once attempted to anonymously organize a school-wide snowball fight, took a risky and impulsive midnight trip to a South Side fast-food chicken restaurant with be...

University Press stays active despite budget losses

Christina Salter and Christina Salter

September 28, 2009

Timi Chu/The Daily NorthwesternDespite the looming budget pressures present at Northwestern and universities across the country, NU has pledged to keep its University press running - though significant changes are in the works.TriQuarterly, the University's long-running literary journal, will transition t...