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Tuberculosis still a problem, NU alum says

Akansha Singh

January 16, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Nearly 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates noted that tuberculosis was the most widespread disease of his time. The prevalence of TB has not changed much since then, said Victor Roy (WCAS ‘07), a first-year medical student at the Feinberg School of Medicine, at a presentation Friday. The Buffett Center fo...

Community gathers to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

By Leezia Dhalla

January 15, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Hymns of praise and inspirational passages calling for remembrance echoed inside the Alice Millar Chapel on Monday evening, where nearly 200 students, faculty and community members gathered at the 31st annual Rev. Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Vigil to commemorate the legacy of the late ci...

Tavis Smiley speaks to remember MLK

Sammy Caiola

January 15, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

An audience of all ages and races filled Pick-Staiger Concert Hall Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of the holiday began Saturday with an interfaith event at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston,and ended Monday with a ke...

Schapiro absent from MLK festivities due to mother’s death

Lark Turner

January 15, 2011


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

University President Morton Schapiro was unable to attend Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities because of the death of his mother, officials said. Jeanette Schapiro died Saturday in Cranford, N.J,, according to an obituary published in The Star-Ledger of Newark. She was 87. Services we...

Local violin-maker accuses NU profs of kickback scheme

Sean Lavery

January 15, 2011


Filed under Academic

A local violin-maker is accusing Northwestern professors and other local businesses of participating in a kickback scheme, an argument he has been making for years without legal success. The violin-maker, who has been convicted of commercial defamation for similar accusations, said he believes professor...

Slam Society brings “flash mob poetry” to campus

Michele Corriston

January 12, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Just under six miles away from Chicago's Green Mill Jazz Club, the birthplace of poetry slams, the Slam Society gives Northwestern's poets a place to perform their art. The requirements? "If you smoke thin black cigarettes and reject your god," said executive member and Weinberg sophomore Katie Boc...

In Focus: Generation Cheat?

Sammy Caiola

January 12, 2011


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), In Focus

In the typical Northwestern student's schedule of classes, meetings and practices, finding time to write a class paper can be hard to manage. For one Weinberg junior, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, plagiarism was the answer. "It seemed like it was the end of the world, and there was no way...

Student to watch, blog about ‘Julie & Julia’ for a year

Amanda Gajdosik

January 11, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Most people know what it's like to sit through a bad movie once. Communication sophomore Lawrence Dai will do it 365 times this year. For a year Dai says he will watch the movie "Julie & Julia" - one he struggles to finish - and blog about his experience. The blog has already received some national ...

NU Cares fund helps Northwestern faculty, staff in need

Annie Chang

January 11, 2011


Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern faculty and staff can now receive financial help from their peers in times of need while keeping their identities confidential. NU Cares is an employee-to-employee assistance fund fueled by donations from NU staff and faculty members themselves. Launched last month, the program was devel...

Study abroad students avoid British riots

Emma O'Connor

January 10, 2011


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Although British students have struggled to come to grips with their government's decision last month to almost triple England's university tuition cap, the ruling will not bring changes to Northwestern's study abroad programs in the country, said Robin Leephaibul, assistant director of NU's Study Ab...

NU class addresses sustainability challenges

Dave Uberti

January 10, 2011


Filed under Academic

This wasn't an ordinary class. The lights of the small lecture hall were turned off to conserve energy and environmentally friendly aluminum water bottles lined the room's tables. Students were discouraged from printing e-mails so they wouldn't waste paper. And instead of homework or exams, there we...