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Women in Sports Journalism: Passionate Personality

Sarah Kuta
October 26, 2009
Filed under Alumni, Career, Sports

Women comprise roughly 10 percent of the sports journalism work force. Northwestern alumna Christine Brennan, Medill '80, has reached what many believe is the pinnacle of the profession, with a weekly column in USA Today. Brennan has twice been named one of the nation's top 10 sports columnists by th...

Sidebar: Pioneering the future of journalism

Sarah Kuta
October 26, 2009
Filed under Alumni, Career, Sports

For 84-year-old Marcy Rothman, the world of journalism is practically unrecognizable.As a "copy girl" and then-cub reporter for the New York Post, Rothman wrote scores for horse races on a giant chalkboard. Rothman has a hard time relating to media's ever-changing landscape, as social media becomes mo...

Materials keep going digital at library

Lilia Hargis
October 26, 2009
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The day may come when Northwestern undergraduates will no longer have to trudge across campus with heavy bags of borrowed library books to research and write their papers.University Librarian Sarah Pritchard said there is "definitely a big shift" occurring at university libraries from print to digiti...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to be SEED fall speaker

Rebecca Olles
October 26, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Updated Oct. 28, 9:05 p.m.Students for Ecological and Environmental Development announced that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be their fall speaker at Wednesday's Associated Student Government meeting.Kennedy will speak during reading week on December 2 in Cahn Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Elisa Redish, co-chai...

NU takes on cancer with grant

Ganesh Thippeswamy
October 26, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

The National Cancer Institute has awarded Northwestern a 5-year, $13.6 million grant to set up a "virtual" interdisciplinary research center to shed light on the roles genes may play in the development of cancer. The new Physical Sciences-Oncology Center, one of only 12 established by the NCI natio...

$3 million to benefit JD-MBA degree

Rebecca Olles
October 26, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's Juris Doctor MBA program received a $3 million gift from General Dynamics Corporation to commemorate Nicholas D. Chabraja (School of Law '67), the recently retired chief executive officer of General Dynamics.The donation will fund the University's first-ever joint JD-MBA professorship. The three...

NU snags nomination for top vegan cuisine

Andrew Scoggin
October 25, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern was nominated Friday as one of 32 finalists in peta2's "Most Vegetarian-Friendly College" competition. A win would be the second in three years for the University.Peta2, a high school and college-oriented division of animals rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, based its...

Nobel Laureate’s novels boost prestige of NU Press

Caroline Dzeba
October 25, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

When a once-obscure German author won the Nobel Prize for Literature this month, Northwestern University Press had a reason to celebrate along with her.Though recently faced with budget cuts, The Daily reported last month, the NU Press is currently processing thousands of back orders for Romanian-born Herta M&u...

NU cultural groups host film, rapper

Maria LaMagna and Maria LaMagna
October 25, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

For students of both Hispanic heritage and Muslim faith, an event Tuesday unified the two worlds as several women filed into McCormick Tribune Center's auditorium wearing traditional Muslim hijab while others chatted in Spanish and embraced.The students were scattered around the auditorium to view "N...

Faculty Club remembered as ‘valuable’ social space

Lilia Hargis and Lilia Hargis
October 25, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Forty-three years ago, around 100 Northwestern faculty and staff members gathered for lunch each day in NU's Faculty Club, a dining, meeting and private event facility located at 1918 Sheridan Rd., according to the Faculty Club Constitution file in the University Archives.McCormick Prof. Morris Fine serv...

NU student think tank takes on voting issues

Amanda Laabs
October 25, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Taking a unique approach to affect change in local government, the student members of the Roosevelt Institution's Center on Poverty and Urban Issues will seek to bring attention to issues of voter inequality this year. After researching and writing pieces of public policy, the Center's members will pr...

Interfaith conference promotes conversation about religion

Lark Turner
October 24, 2009
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Students and religious leaders from around the world gathered in Norris University Center on Sunday to discuss religious pluralism, student leadership and Obama's faith initiatives at the Interfaith Youth Core's sixth annual conference. The three-day event, "Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World," b...