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Alumni Q&A: Alexander Lurie

Sarah Eberspacher
February 17, 2010
Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

After graduating from Northwestern, Alexander Lurie (WCAS and Communication '06) began a career in management consulting. When he discovered it wasn't the best fit, he entered the hospitality industry, a move that resulted in the creation of YouSwoop.com, a Web company that e-mails users daily about ...

I’ll Get Black to You: Rules of Engagement in Black Studies

Dan Hill
February 17, 2010
Filed under Academic

A series of black history month events put on by the African American Studies Department concludes with a presentation by Dr. Michelle M. Wright....

Purple Haze singer John Park still going strong on Idol, advances to top 24

Claire Brown
February 16, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

"John Park, welcome to the top 24," one of the "American Idol" judges said Wednesday night.Weinberg junior John Park was selected as one of the top 24 competitors on season nine of FOX's "American Idol." A few weeks ago, FOX showed Park screaming on the streets of Chicago after he got past the first r...

Mock Trial team determined despite cheating allegations

Mina Shankar
February 16, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

As Northwestern's Mock Trial team prepares for its second regional competition this weekend, courtroom drama has followed them. Mock Trial, which is made up of more than 30 students in four teams, qualified two teams to the national competition after placing first and sixth in last weekend's regional ...

Students learn how to say, “Thank you,” at Webinar

Stephanie Hu
February 16, 2010
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A carefully worded "thank-you" note can clinch the deal after a job interview, said Betsy Gill, internship specialist at University Career Services.Fifteen members of the Northwestern community logged on to UCS Web site Wednesday afternoon to hear Gill present a 15-minute Webinar, "Thank You Notes."Gi...

Northwestern tweets, updates Facebook to connect students with alumni

Jessica Allen and Jessica Allen
February 16, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern tweets.The University tweets about Mardi Gras lunches, Peace Corps rankings and professors in the media. "We're responsible for making the University look good," University Spokesman Al Cubbage said. "Sometimes we do it through a nifty brochure ... sometimes through postings on Facebook or t...

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl talks to ASG on town-gown issues

Lark Turner
February 16, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl attended the ASG Senate meeting Wednesday night to speak about town-gown relations and answer students' questions. Tisdahl said relations between the University and Evanston have improved significantly."There will be some conflict, but what I think is tremendous at this point is ...

ASG video: Living wage debate, Mayor Tisdahl

Zackery Ellis and Dan Hill
February 16, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

ASG passed a resolution to support a living wage for NU employees and Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl discussed relations with the university....

Student Spotlight: The Who’s Tommy

Sara Grossbarth and Dan Hill
February 16, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

The Theatre and Interpretation Center's performance of "The Who's Tommy" runs Feb 18 to March 7 at the Louis Theater....

ASG unveils new student center proposal

Lilia Hargis
February 16, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

The Garrett parking lot on Sheridan Road could become the focal point of Northwestern's campus for the next generation of students.Construction of a new student center in the parking lot's current location is one of four options for improving or replacing Norris University Center, as outlined in Associ...

Students begin Lenten season with reflection

Lark Turner and Leezia Dhalla
February 15, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Today Northwestern's Catholic community will observe Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.During Lent, which lasts 46 days until Easter on April 4, students give up something they would normally take for granted.At least 1,000 people, including 500 to 600 undergraduates, are expected at ...

Journalist Peter Slevin, physician Heather Costello talk about aftermath in Haiti

Maria LaMagna
February 15, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

After returning from Haiti, journalist Peter Slevin did not want to talk about the recent earthquake's death toll."Let's talk about the living: the people who are still there and what is happening to them," he said. "It is the living who continue to face a very worrisome future in a country that ran ...