The Daily Northwestern

Housing change not easy for dissatisfied students

Pam Carmasine

January 5, 2010

As all Northwestern students know, moving out of University housing is more involved than taping up a few boxes. And this year, a smaller percentage of available spaces in University housing means there is less wiggle-room.With 1 to 2 percent of available housing spaces empty, NU's ability to accomm...

Report: Newspapers still top choice for obituaries

Lilia Hargis

January 5, 2010

Unlike circulation totals and advertising revenue, obituaries in newspapers are not dying, according to a recent research project by Medill graduate students.The report, "The State of the American Obituary," consisted of a quarter-long study of obituaries, death notices and online memorials by studen...

NU professors appointed to new endowments by Qatar Foundation

Lark Turner

January 5, 2010

Three Northwestern professors have been appointed to endowed chairs by the Qatar Foundation, Al Cubbage, vice president for University relations, said Tuesday. Medill Prof. Frank Mulhern, Communication Prof. Hamid Naficy and Weinberg Prof. Carl Petry were appointed to positions named after the country's he...

Travelers find personalized bunk buddies through Airbnb.com

Lizzie Rivard

January 5, 2010

Northwestern students looking for a place to stay while traveling no longer have to rely on generous friends or pay for expensive hotels. They can rent a room with a fellow Wildcat through the NU group on Airbnb.com, an online community that provides listings for accommodations around the world.Kathrina Manalac, ...

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...