The Daily Northwestern

Professors discuss links between equality and successful societies

Claire Brown

January 12, 2010

About 40 students, faculty members and members of the Evanston community gathered at Hardin Hall Tuesday to learn about the relationship between economic equality and common societal problems.Social epidemiology scholars Prof. Richard Wilkinson of the University of Nottingham and Prof. Kate Pickett o...

NU researchers pioneer new hypertension treatment

Ganesh Thippeswamy

January 12, 2010

Correction appendedA research team from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine is pioneering an alternative way for patients to effectively treat hypertension, a condition affecting about one in three American adults.Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, contributes to a myriad...

Media organizations support Protess’ Innocence Project

Kirsten Salyer

January 11, 2010

Prof. David Protess' Medill Innocence Project gained high-profile support in its legal battle with Cook County prosecutors Monday.A group of 18 media organizations, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Associated Press, the Student Press Law Center and defense lawyers submitted amicus br...

New SESP course offers chance to discuss faith

Ray Whitehouse

January 11, 2010

The School of Education and Social Policy is offering a new course this quarter-Introduction to Faith and Service.Moved by the message of last October's sixth-annual Interfaith Youth Core conference, SESP teamed up with The Center for Civic Engagement and The Interfaith Youth Core to create the class...

Greek life at Northwestern staying put

Alexandra Finkel

January 11, 2010

Tonight, hundreds of women will sit together in anticipation. Nervous chatter will fill the auditorium as they look to their neighbors for support. Once united by the common experience of recruitment, the students now hold an envelope that will divide them into 12 chapters.Recruitment for sororities and frate...