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Alumni Q&A: Dave Revsine on staying objective at Big Ten Network

Sarah Eberspacher
February 23, 2010
Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Before landing a job as the lead studio host for the Big Ten Network in 2007, Northwestern alumnus Dave Revsine (WCAS '91) worked for WNUR and enjoyed NU sports and campus life. He spoke with THE DAILY about staying objective when the Cats play, putting the writing skills he learned at NU into practi...

President Morton Schapiro addresses Northwestern diversity gap

Lilia Hargis
February 23, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

University President Morton O. Schapiro attended Associated Student Government Senate on Wednesday night to discuss diversity, community-building and the value of student involvement.The first question Schapiro addressed was about efforts to improve diversity and inclusion at NU. He acknowledged lack of d...

Preregistration fills classes in popular majors early in the game

Jessica Allen
February 23, 2010
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

As students prepared to register this week, many departments' course offerings had already filled and turned to waitlists. Students hoping to take courses in economics, art, Spanish and Portuguese may have to wait until Spring Quarter begins to see if they'll have their desired schedules."I know it's going ...

85 Broads aims to attract new members

S.K. Dachowitz
February 22, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Targeting women involved or interested in business fields, 85 Broads was launched in 1997 by members of Goldman Sachs.The group's name refers to 85 Broad St., the address of the investment banking firm's headquarters in New York City. Northwestern's chapter of the organization, a self-described "global n...

President Morton Schapiro talks religion in universities at Sheil

Maria LaMagna
February 22, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

University President Morton O. Schapiro addressed the "Impact of Faith on the College Campus" during a fireside chat at Sheil Catholic Center Tuesday.University President Morton O. Schapiro said he is so comfortable discussing the role of religion in higher education, critics have called him a "religious nu...

SPAC thefts leave some uneasy

Jessica Allen
February 22, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Henri Pierre-Jacques said he thought he had been careful.The Weinberg freshman had locked his valuables while he worked out at the Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center earlier this quarter, he said.When he went back to his locker, about $20, a watch and a phone were taken, but a laptop and wallet were ...

Law students win first at National Trial Competition

Claire Brown
February 22, 2010
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A team of students from Northwestern's School of Law won first place in the Midwest Regional Finals of the National Trial Competition last week."It's always tough to win a competition so no one can ever expect it," said Prof. Steven Lubet, School of Law faculty advisor to the trial team. "We have a ve...

School of Law ranked No. 1 in National Law Journal report

Claire Brown
February 22, 2010
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's School of Law has the highest percentage of graduates landing positions at the nation's largest law firms, according to new research compiled by The National Law Journal.The rankings, which were published Monday, showed NU's law graduates were often hired in their first year out of sc...

Political activist, author brings controversial opinions to NU

Justin Nam
February 22, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Political activist and author David Swanson said in a talk at Technological Institute Tuesday that government is "broken" and corrupt.Swanson spoke to members of the Northwestern community and the Evanston Neighbors For Peace to promote his new book and share his political views.The author of "Daybr...

ARTica Studios a ‘hidden gem’ offering various art services

February 22, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Vivienne Edmister said she blows off steam by throwing pots.Edmister, the assistant scenic artist for Northwestern's Theatre and Interpretation Center, often goes to Norris University Center's Underground in the evenings to work with clay at ARTica Studios."It's more of a Zen thing, sort of like pla...

College Democrats to bring Rod Blagojevich to campus

Lauren Mogannam
February 21, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will speak to the Northwestern community at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 at Cahn Auditorium. The event, titled "Ethics in Politics: An evening with Former Governor Rod Blagojevich," is sponsored by College Democrats."A conversation about ethics and politics is import...

Despite progress, HIV/AIDS still persistent in South Africa

Lark Turner
February 21, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Kerry Cullinan, a South African advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, said during a speech at Annie May Swift Hall on Monday night that health care in South Africa was in critical condition."HIV/AIDS has attracted a lot of global attention and also quite a lot of resources," Cullinan said. "But people se...