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Bo Burnham anything but ‘tame’ in hourlong routine

Lark Turner

May 15, 2010


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Bo Burnham said there is just one topic too taboo and sacred to laugh at during his comedy show: white people."I think we've been through enough," he said Sunday night in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall during A&O Productions' spring speaker event.The 19-year-old comedian poked fun at Jews, women, Asians, S...

Mulan’ showing brings honor to Norris East Lawn for campus sing-along

Ali Elkin

May 15, 2010


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Students cuddled for warmth and comfort during the opening scene of "Mulan" as a chilly breeze whipped across Norris University Center's East Lawn and the animated Hun soldiers' grappling hooks soared menacingly over the Great Wall of China.About 500 students attended Mayfest's third annual Disney si...

Relay expects additional $10,000 in donations

Andrew Scoggin

May 15, 2010


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In Medill sophomore Kayla Stoner's family, the onset of cancer has taken its toll. She said three of her four grandparents have died from cancer, while the fourth has battled cancer twice. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 16 years old.Stoner, with her sister, Communication junior Me...

Looney and the Tunes wins Dillo Day slot

Andrew Scoggin

May 14, 2010


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As if Dillo Day could get any loonier.Hip-hop band Looney and the Tunes topped seven other acts as the winner of Mayfest's Battle of the Bands on Friday night at Tommy Nevin's Pub Evanston, and will open Dillo Day's lineup May 29.Jordan Looney, the band's emcee, said the group was excited about the win an...

Groups join, raise money for mugged NU photographer

Jessica Allen

May 14, 2010


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Communication junior Justin Barbin said he had hit a low point after being mugged 5 feet from his apartment door at about 10 p.m. on May 7, but he never imagined a response as significant as that from a portion of the Northwestern community in the days that followed.By Sunday night that weekend, Barbin sa...

Students from NU-Q get a taste of Evanston campus

Maria LaMagna

May 14, 2010


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Northwestern University in Qatar students returned home Friday after a weeklong trip that included visiting Navy Pier, observing a "Page One" meeting at the Chicago Tribune, shadowing classes and running into David Schwimmer."It's definitely been amazing," said Omer Mohammad, a Communication sophomore...

Living Wage Campaign hosts ‘teach-in’ session

Jim An

May 12, 2010


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"Community" was the buzzword of the Northwestern Living Wage Campaign "teach-in" Thursday evening in the Louis Room at Norris University Center.Students, campus workers and an organizer of the student support group that participated in Yale University's 1985 clerical worker strike led a series of presen...

Gallery curator talks engravings’ importance

Annie Chang

May 12, 2010


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An audience of more than 50 Northwestern faculty members, students and Evanston area art enthusiasts gathered at the Block Museum of Art to hear Peter Parshall, curator of old master prints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington speak about a 500-year-old engraving Thursday evening.The lecture, ...

Wilbon as commencement speaker: Reaction from the Twitterverse

The Daily Northwestern

May 12, 2010


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Selected tweets about Washington Post sports columnist Michael Wilbon replacing former CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour as commencement speaker at Northwestern's graduation June [email protected]: Oh man. Christiane Amanpour no longer speaking at our commencement since she's going to be out of the country. So depressin...

Michael Wilbon to replace Christiane Amanpour as commencement speaker

Lauren Kelleher

May 12, 2010


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Sports commentator and Northwestern alumnus Michael Wilbon will replace former CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour as the 152nd commencement speaker on June 18, the University announced today.Amanpour was forced to cancel the speaking engagement because she will be on assignment abroad, University spokesman...

Chemistry professors experiment with posting video lectures online

Andrew Scoggin

May 12, 2010


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A pilot program at Northwestern is giving students who spend lecture on Facebook and Sporcle a second chance to watch what they may have missed.Students in Prof. Thomas O'Halloran's Chemistry 103 course this quarter have access to recorded lectures posted on NU's Course Management System, said Brian Was...

Bands ‘battle’ to open for Spektor

Lark Turner

May 12, 2010


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Facing off for 30 coveted minutes at Dillo Day, eight bands will take the stage at Tommy Nevin's Pub Evanston in a bid to open for afternoon headliner Regina Spektor.Battle of the Bands opened Thursday night with performances from Kara and the Creepers, The Main Men, The E.L. Cross Project and Spear...