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Religious majors, minors to be instated

Nathalie Tadena
October 5
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

For the first time, Northwestern will offer a formal Jewish Studies major and Catholic Studies minor this academic year.The new Catholic Studies minor is offered through NU's religious studies department, while the Jewish Studies major is part of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies program, wh... Read more »

Communication society Lamda Pi Eta launches public service

Lilia Hargis
October 5
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

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... Read more »

LatiNU brings students closer with Latin culture

Sarah Eberspacher
October 3
Filed under Campus (Archived)

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... Read more »

Big Bite Nite sees more students, vendors involved

Stephanie Louise Lu
October 3
Filed under Campus (Archived)

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 ... Read more »

African innovator gives inspirational talk

Caroline Dzeba
October 3
Filed under Campus (Archived)

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... Read more »

GreekBuild finishes first building project

Jessica Allen
October 3
Filed under Campus (Archived)

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... Read more »

NU grad returns to direct SafeRide

Amanda Laabs and Amanda Laabs
September 27
Filed under Campus (Archived)

After graduating last spring, Paul David Shrader is back on campus, but this time as the new SafeRide Coordinator. As an undergraduate, he once attempted to anonymously organize a school-wide snowball fight, took a risky and impulsive midnight trip to a South Side fast-food chicken restaurant with be... Read more »

University Press stays active despite budget losses

Christina Salter and Christina Salter
September 27
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Timi Chu/The Daily NorthwesternDespite the looming budget pressures present at Northwestern and universities across the country, NU has pledged to keep its University press running - though significant changes are in the works.TriQuarterly, the University's long-running literary journal, will transition t... Read more »

Student film focuses on texting during driving

Olivia Wainhouse and Olivia Wainhouse
September 27
Filed under Campus (Archived)

In the plot of a new film, two high school students spend their time flirting through text-messaging until a "surprising, shocking accident" changes everything.The film, called "Message Received," is a work-in-progress of Communication senior Karolyn Szot. When Szot was a sophomore at Northwestern, she discovered ... Read more »