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Computer use negatively affects sleep, can be ‘a time suck’

Maria LaMagna
February 3, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

When midterms rolled around, Harrah Friedlander asked a friend to change her Facebook password so she would be able to concentrate on studying."I just feel like I get on (Facebook) any time I get online," the Communication sophomore said. "It's just a time suck for me."Medill Prof. Rachel Davis Mersey, wh...

Northwestern students, professors benefit from summer research assistant program

Claire Brown
February 3, 2010
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

As students begin to fret over summer plans and search for a résumé boost, the perfect opportunity might be closer than they think.The Institute for Policy Research's Summer Undergraduate Research Assistants Program has been connecting undergraduates with summer research positions since 199...

68th-annual Dolphin Show ready to debut

Lauren Mogannam
January 13, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Sitting comfortably on a couch in the basement of Cahn Auditorium, Andrea Hochkeppel just finished singing a musical number she has rehearsed at least 60 times over the last three months for the 2010 Dolphin Show production of Parade. The Communication senior is waiting to return to the stage while ot...

Purple Haze’s John Park continues American Idol journey to Los Angeles

Claire Brown
January 13, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Kelly Clarkson was a hit. Carrie Underwood followed in her footsteps. Now, Weinberg junior John Park could be the next American Idol.After making his way through three rounds of auditions and singing in front of producers and the infamous Simon Cowell, the Northwestern Purple Haze member has packed hi...

Spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai challenges stereotypes, inspires thought

Lorraine Ma
January 13, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

"Isn't everybody a 5-foot-2 tattooed Asian female?" asked spoken word artist Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai to an audience of about 120 Northwestern and Chicago community members Thursday night in the McCormick Auditorium.Tsai spoke about race, identity and culture for the performance, which was jointly hosted by...

McGaw YMCA looks to future, celebrates past

S.K. Dachowitz
January 13, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

McGaw YMCA will celebrate its 125th birthday in a way its Northwestern neighbors know well-a theme party.Later this month, the YMCA, 1000 Grove St., will host a "Back (And) to the Future" party. Guests will wear costumes from any of the eras between the YMCA's 1885 founding and today.A documentary abou...

NU’s African Studies program ranked No. 1

Jessica Allen
January 13, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's graduate program in African history was ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report.African Studies thrives at NU because of its long-running history and campus resources, said Jeffrey Rice, NU history professor.The Program of African Studies, founded by Melville J. Herskovits in 1948, was one...

NU alumnus Tim Harris talks Questia

Ganesh Thippeswamy
January 13, 2010
Filed under Alumni

Northwestern alumnus Tim Harris (Kellogg ‘81) wants to help you study. His new iPhone application brings Questia, his 76,000-book digital library, within a finger's touch. Harris now serves as director, president and CEO of Questia, after working at Texas Instruments and most recently at Compaq, wh...

Block exhibition connects visual arts, literature

Lizzie Rivard
January 12, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art's new exhibition opening Friday will not be confined to gallery walls. "A Room of Their Own," which focuses on the work of the Bloomsbury group of British visual artists, has inspired a range of programs and events across NU organizations and academic departmen...

Students find jobs, homes in Chicago area after graduating

Allyson Byers
January 12, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Katherine Nylander always imagined living in New York City after college. Now, as she approaches graduation, the Weinberg senior said she plans to stay local."I really want to stay close to my friends," she said. "I always wanted to live in New York City, but I have fallen in love with Chicago. I am in t...

ASG addresses Haiti earthquake, classroom Wi-Fi

Lilia Hargis
January 12, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

The Associated Student Government Senate passed emergency legislation in response to the recent earthquake in Haiti at its Wednesday night meeting.The senators voted to create an ASG ad-hoc committee to raise awareness on the issue and coordinate fundraising on campus, said David Chase, residential college b...