The Daily Northwestern

Communication society Lamda Pi Eta launches public service

Lilia Hargis

October 6, 2009

Northwestern's communication honor society Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is launching a philanthropic partnership with Reading in Motion, a Chicago-based reading program for elementary school students.LPH Communication Director Meredith Baskies, a Communication senior, said honor society members are excited ab...

LatiNU brings students closer with Latin culture

Sarah Eberspacher

October 4, 2009

During the course of Friday night, the roughly 300 students and community members who attended the night's Festival LatiNU swayed to the rhythmic beats of Latin music and navigated from table to table of steaming rice, beans and guacamole."People dance until they get tired or until the band quits," sa...

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...