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Schapiro holds ‘conversations’ with NU community

Jessica Allen

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

In the first of four "Conversations with the President," University President Morton O. Schapiro joked about informing people Northwestern is not in Seattle and going to Qatar to get a tan."Morty's a genuine guy," McCormick sophomore Mike Deem said. "He's just a real class act."A full audience of stud...

Feinberg student juggling group delivers laughs to children

Miranda Viglietti

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Juggling three balls, rings or clubs apiece, 11 students in the Feinberg School of Medicine broke out of a circle and started careening into one another, each attempting to be the last one left in the juggling version of "gladiators."Every Sunday at 2 p.m., the tranquility of the Method Atrium in the Ta...

Federal student loan changes to benefit present, future undergraduates

Jessica Allen

April 14, 2010


Filed under Administration

In the past few months, lending policies have changed dramatically for Northwestern's student borrowers.However, some students are still unsure how or if they are affected, partly because some of the changes won't be implemented for years."In general, I haven't seen the changes," said SESP sophomore N...

NU law alumnus Justice John Paul Stevens ‘hard to replace’

Andrew Scoggin

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Nicole Hong on Dipity.Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, an alumnus of the Northwestern School of Law, announced last week his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.In a letter sent last Friday to President Barack Obama with the heading, "My dear Mr. President," Stevens, 89, wrote that he intends to step down "effective the next day after the Cour...

Angry Asian Man’ challenges racial stereotyping at APAC’s spring event

Lauren Mogannam

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

At the front of a University Hall classroom Thursday night, Phil Yu (Communication '00) dared the audience to identify the photos of 12 Asian-American actors from the world of television. After Yu narrowed it down to a requirement of naming six, an audience member volunteered but was unable to muster en...

Bradford wins student life VP, academic VP run-off to come

Jessica Allen, Peter Larson and Andrew Scoggin

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Candidates for Associated Student Government academic vice president face an extension to their campaigns, while McCormick sophomore Katie Bradford won the election for student life vice president with slightly more than a majority of the vote.Gabby Daniels garnered 41.6 percent of the vote for acade...

1835 Hinman, Kemper selected for gender-neutral housing

Lark Turner

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Students applying for gender-neutral housing in the 2010-11 school year will live in 1835 Hinman or Kemper Hall, student leaders said Tuesday.The pilot program, open to upperclassmen in 2010-11, will place students in both dorms regardless of gender. The Gender Protection Initiative chose the suites in...

Manti takes ASG presidential election loss in stride, looks ahead

Lilia Hargis

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Alessio Manti and Adam Thompson-Harvey sat on Deering Meadow with a small party of six Wednesday night when they received news they had lost the Associated Student Government election for president and vice president.After receiving the phone call from a member of the ASG Election Commission, Manti ann...

College Republicans’ lack of winter speaker results in charge of group misconduct

Peter Larson

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

The Associated Student Government Senate voted in favor of a recommendation by the Student Appropriations and Finance Committee to bring a charge of group misconduct against College Republicans on Wednesday.The College Republicans failed to plan an event for Winter Quarter despite $1,500 in funding f...

Subcontracted workers protest Sodexo’s wages

Sean Collins Walsh

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

About 50 Northwestern-subcontracted workers gathered outside administrative offices Wednesday afternoon to protest the University's connection with Sodexo Catering Services, the multinational service giant that employs them."We're not just going to take crumbs anymore," shouted Rafael Marquez, lead cook...

As election looms, ASG candidates’ support systems spur success

Lilia Hargis

April 12, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

The announcement of Associated Student Government election results tonight will be a moment of truth for more than just those whose names appear on the ballot.From chalking campus sidewalks late at night to spending hours compiling lists of e-mail addresses and managing Web sites, friends and other sup...