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Q&A: Alumnus, ‘House’ star Michael Weston remembers Northwestern

Alexandra Finkel
February 10, 2010
Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Those who watch the television series "House" know Michael Weston as Dr. Cuddy's boyfriend. But 15 years ago he was just another theater major at Northwestern. Weston (Communication '95) talks about life on Ridge and Noyes, why House and Cuddy belong together and the NU Mafia. (Yes, it does exist.) The Da...

Northwestern students get creative with dating scene

Maria LaMagna
February 10, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Kian Hudson said traditional dating is hard to find at Northwestern because too many people just want to hook up."I would say my first qualm (with hooking up) is that it's empty and so unromantic," the Communication sophomore said. "It speaks to a lack of self-control."With this in mind, Hudson attended ...

Yefim Bronfman earns $50,000 prize, comes to Bienen School of Music to teach

Lark Turner
February 10, 2010
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The Bienen School of Music has awarded pianist Yefim Bronfman the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, the school announced Thursday.As part of the prize, Bronfman will be awarded $50,000 cash and will visit Northwestern for two to three nonconsecutive weeks. During that time, he will teach mas...

Northwestern scientists develop cartilage regrowth therapy

Ganesh Thippeswamy
February 10, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Researchers at Northwestern are pioneering a new therapy that may help regenerate cartilage.Bone regeneration is a natural part of biology-for modest injuries, pushing dislocated bones back into place and stabilizing them for a few weeks in a cast is enough to start the healing process. Growing back cart...

State, students submit new briefs in Innocence Project lawsuit

Jessica Allen
February 9, 2010
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

The legal battle between the Medill Innocence Project and Cook County State's Attorney's office continued Wednesday, when both sides submitted additional briefs."My hope is that today's court appearance was a major step towards resolving this case," said Prof. David Protess, who leads the class.Students in the Innocence...

Northwestern students head to India to build school for 500

Claire Brown
February 9, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

A group of Northwestern students plans to build a school on a 10-acre plot of land in southeast India.The Sanjeevani Project, the student initiative to build a school for 500 kids in the Andhra Pradesh province, is well underway, said Abhita Reddy, the project's founder."We were hoping to obtain a plot...

Tiny house movement makes its way to NU

Justin Nam
February 9, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

A group of six Northwestern students are designing a mobile tiny house this year to blend an efficient use of living space with sustainability.When William Fan, a McCormick junior, read a September article in The New York Times about the tiny house movement, he began thinking of ways he could start wit...

ASG special meeting on alcohol

February 9, 2010
Filed under Student Government

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Q&A: NU alumnus to bike 400 miles across Tanzania

Jessica Allen
February 8, 2010
Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

James Coughlin (McCormick '82) came to Northwestern in a line of tradition. His cousin and three siblings also attended the University, studying journalism, business and engineering. The family continues to remain involved with NU, and now the alumnus is trying to engage the University. Coughlin, wh...

Living wage campaign sends heartfelt cards

Alexandra Finkel
February 8, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

University President Morton O. Schapiro will receive more than 45 Valentine's Day cards this Thursday.The cards are the Northwestern Living Wage Campaign's newest effort to raise awareness on the issue."We wanted to make it a broader public discussion," campaign member Adam Yalowitz said. "We want t...

Searle moving to addition on Feb. 16

Peter Larson
February 8, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern University Health Service will offer reduced services Feb. 16 to Feb. 18 as it moves into its new addition and renovation begins on the existing Searle Hall facility.Construction of the expanded building will finish in August, said Donald Misch, executive director of health services."What will happen is w...

John Evans connects Northwestern, University of Denver with history

Lark Turner
February 8, 2010
Filed under Campus (Archived)

In 1851, John Evans helped found a Methodist university just north of Chicago. In 1862, he headed west to do it again.Both Northwestern and the University of Denver, founded in 1864, can trace their origins to Illinois-bred and Colorado-bound Evans, from whom Evanston gets its name.Evans got on the right...