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Fitness class fees lead to shift in enrollment

Maria LaMagna
October 14
Filed under Campus (Archived)

As women filed into a yoga studio at Patten Gym one morning this quarter, it became obvious most of them were not, in fact, students.Employees at the Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center said over the past year they have noticed the demographic distribution of the "mind/body" classes has shifted away from...

One-woman show centers on life of Marie Curie

Amanda Laabs
October 14
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Two disciplines that don't usually mix at college campuses have come together to show a different side of science."Manya - A Living History of Marie Curie," a one-woman show detailing the life of the Nobel Prize-winning chemist, opened last night at Ryan Family Auditorium. The show was brought to Northw...

Novelist, alum remembered love of life, NU

Lauren Kelleher
October 14
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Stuart M. Kaminsky, Northwestern alumnus, professor emeritus and notable mystery novelist, died last Friday at a St. Louis hospital. He was 75.Kaminsky died from complications from hepatitis C. He moved to St. Louis earlier this year to receive a liver transplant but suffered a stroke 36 hours after the...

Opera aims for accessibility to all audiences

Lilia Hargis
October 14
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Peter Weathers, a second-year Bienen School of Music graduate student, has spent the last several months working to make opera accessible to both the "red wine and Bud Light crowds." Weathers is co-producing "No Exit," a chamber opera, based on the 1944 play of the same title by French philosopher Je...

ASG senate urges Illinois to reinstate MAP grants

Rebecca Olles
October 13
Filed under Campus (Archived)

At the Associated Student Government's first senate meeting of the year, senators unanimously passed emergency legislation to urge the state of Illinois to reinstate a federal college funding program.The Illinois Monetary Assistance Program is a grant supplied by the government to make post-secondary education...

Women’s health issues focus of national public hearing at NU

Clara Lingle
October 13
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Underrepresented issues in women's health, from menopause to LGBTQ, came to the forefront in a national public hearing at Northwestern on Wednesday afternoon.The National Institutes of Health is bringing professionals and the public together at the Feinberg School of Medicine with the hope of settin...

NU-Q teams up with Qatar Olympic Committee

Sarah Eberspacher
October 13
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern students in Evanston got into the Olympic spirit during Chicago's bid for the 2016 Games. Now, their peers in Qatar have their chance. Northwestern University in Qatar and the Qatar Olympic Committee announced Oct. 7 that NU-Q public relations students will be working on designing an origin...

Initiatives ease shift to U.S., NU

Amanda Laabs
October 12
Filed under Campus (Archived)

When SESP junior and international student Meixi Ng first encountered the revolving door at Norris University Center, she rushed to squeeze herself into a section already occupied by another student, a customary practice for the sake of efficiency in her native country of Singapore. Not realizing Americans...

Upscale dorms not in NU’s near future

Lizzie Rivard
October 11
Filed under Campus (Archived)

At some colleges, the equivalent of The Park Evanston, the luxurious high-rise apartment complex on Chicago Avenue, is actually an on-campus housing option.Though many traditionally consider cramped quarters and defunct washing machines as an integral part of the college dorm experience, some students ...

BusinessWeek recognizes two NU degree programs

Olivia Wainhouse
October 11
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern is the only institution worldwide with two degree programs included in BusinessWeek's recently released list of "World's Best Design Programs."Both the MMM program, a joint two-year degree from the Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering, and McCormick's Master's ...

New Music Collective aims to shock, entertain

Pamela Carmasine
October 11
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Two years ago, three music composition majors founded a new group on campus with the goal of redesigning the traditional "play, bow, clap, repeat" format of most music performances.The New Music Collective performs all-original compositions that co-founder Gaspard Le Dem said are an "alternative to what B...

Wildcat Express extends hours, menu options for delivery

Olivia Wainhouse
October 11
Filed under Campus (Archived), Local

Students craving Burger King, Jamba Juice and Panera simultaneously can once again use the student-run company, Wildcat Express Delivery.Wildcat Express Delivery, the only student-run company at Northwestern that delivers food from restaurants in Evanston to students, has returned for its second year.The ...