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University agrees to ‘benefits’ for subcontracted workers

Sean Collins Walsh

April 5, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

University administrators agreed to provide subcontracted workers with several "community benefits" Tuesday, marking the first tangible victory for the Northwestern Living Wage Campaign.The eight items include improved shuttle and parking services, continuing education subsidies and full access to the Un...

Held by the Taliban’ journalist David Rohde awarded Medill Medal of Courage

Sarah Eberspacher

April 4, 2010


Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

David Rohde of The New York Times was awarded the Medill School of Journalism's Medal for Courage in Journalism for his five-part article series, "Held by the Taliban."The Taliban kidnapped Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Luddin, along with an Afghan driver, on Nov. 10, 2008 in Afghanistan as they w...

Moscow State professor Larisa Mikhailov discusses America’s superhero complex

Lauren Kelleher

April 4, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Larisa Mikhaylova tells the story of a student who was killed while investigating neo-Nazi groups.In Russia, many believe Americans view themselves as superheroes, said Larisa Mikhailov, a professor at Moscow State University.Mikhailov, who teaches in the journalism department at MSU, spoke to about 20 stude...

Saberi publishes book about her life, imprisonment in Iran

Kirsten Salyer

April 4, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

New York - Roxana Saberi (Medill '99) presented her recently released narrative "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran" to an audience of more than 300 in the TimesCenter at The New York Times offices Monday night.The book, released last week, details her experiences reporting and researchi...

First place eludes Northwestern’s debate team in national tournament

Andrew Scoggin

April 4, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

The Northwestern debate team had some March Madness of its own, going the distance in its national tournament but coming up just short.Matt Fisher and Stephanie Spies, one of three teams that competed from the Northwestern Debate Society, took second place at the National Debate Tournament, held Marc...

Sky’s the limit’ for freshman indie-pop rocker

Claire Brown

April 4, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Mori Einsidler has seven songs on iTunes and a music video on YouTube with more than 3,700 hits. Her recording studio: her room in Elder Hall.The Communication freshman, who goes by the performing moniker MORI, said she is determined to make waves in the music world."She's really talented and writes great...

Northwestern to pilot gender-neutral housing program

Lark Turner

April 3, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern will implement gender-neutral housing on campus next fall after the University approved a student-led proposal Friday.Under the Gender Open Housing pilot program, a small portion of housing in a suite or hall on campus will not be assigned based on gender. The amount and location of the ho...

Passion Pit to headline A&O Ball, opener still to be finalized

Jessica Allen

April 3, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Those left empty-handed for Friday's sold out Passion Pit concert at Congress Theater will have another chance to see the electro-indie band at the A&O Ball on April 23.The concert, A&O Productions' biggest spring show, will be held at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago."We're confident it's going to be...

Habitat kicks off week of fundraising with dance performances

Leezia Dhalla

April 3, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's Habitat for Humanity chapter kicked off its annual "Act! Speak! Build! Week" on Sunday at Ryan Auditorium, with dance performances by Tonik Tap and Movement Dance & Step Team.The show, dubbed "Habipalooza," is the first in a series of events to raise money for transportation to Habita...

Nine-day campaign period for ASG positions begins today

Lilia Hargis

April 3, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Campaigning for Associated Student Government's campus-wide elections begins today.The ASG election commission confirmed Friday evening that SESP sophomore Alessio Manti and Weinberg sophomore Adam Thompson-Harvey will be running as president and vice president against SESP junior Claire Lew and Weinb...

Northwestern implements Red Watch Band

Lark Turner

March 31, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern has joined more than 60 schools in implementing training through Red Watch Band one year after a nationwide alcohol-awareness program was formed in memory of an NU freshman.The program teaches students how to respond to alcohol-related medical emergencies and is operated through Stony Bro...

Rumsey’s ‘Spring Cloud’ brings unique art to Dittmar

Sarah Eberspacher

March 31, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Usually, art isn't considered something aficionados must duck to view. Installation artist Mark Rumsey begs to differ.Dozens of identical yellow kite-like objects hung low from the ceiling at the reception of Rumsey's "Spring Cloud" art exhibition in Dittmar Gallery on Thursday night.Dittmar welcomed student...