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Northwestern physicists collide particles, create history

Ali Elkin

March 29, 2010


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Northwestern scientists participated in a groundbreaking physics experiment in Switzerland on Tuesday.The European Organization for Nuclear Research (known as CERN, an acronym from an earlier name) is based in Geneva and has the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). On...

Northwestern physicist explains Large Hadron Collider

Video and Editing: Dan Hill

March 29, 2010


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Northwestern associate professor Michael Schmitt draws out his project at the Large Hadron Collider after a historic experiment Tuesday....

Students ‘blown away’ by work done at Northwestern-Qatar

Andrew Scoggin

March 28, 2010


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Over Spring Break Northwestern community members visited a city of sun and sand half a world away, without leaving NU's campus.Students and administrators ventured to NU's Qatar Campus about 20 minutes outside of Doha to get a sense of NU life outside Evanston. The group of 16 students embarked on their ...

My 30 hours at Dance Marathon: First-person account

Peter Larson

March 28, 2010


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It's 12:53 Sunday morning-the last moments of Dance Marathon 2010. After 30 hours and 10 blocks of dancing, we have only seven minutes left. The famous piano introduction to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin‘" starts and one last shot of adrenaline begins pumping through my veins to the beat.Arms drape acr...

Cally Trautwein: DM Survivor 2010

March 28, 2010


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Cally Trautwein shares experiences of her first dance marathon....

Organizers look back on ups and ‘hiccups’ of Dance Marathon weekend

Alex Rudansky

March 28, 2010


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As Dance Marathon participants found their way to bed at 1 a.m. Sunday, DM co-chairs Lauren Troy and Ryan Farrell still had work to do. Troy and Farrell stayed to clean the tent with the DM executive board until 4 a.m. and were back at 10 a.m. to finish the job."Basically we were up from 2 a.m. Frid...

McCormick ‘sage in residence’ Donald Frey dies at age 86

Vasiliki Mitrakos

March 28, 2010


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Donald Frey, a longtime Northwestern engineering professor, died at 86 of a stroke March 5 at Evanston Hospital.Frey taught undergraduate students in innovation and entrepreneurship and information systems at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and helped develop the design for the F...

Sunshine case concludes, Krzyston to participate in alcohol education program

Ali Elkin

March 28, 2010


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The families of Matthew Sunshine and Alexander Krzyston hugged tearfully at the conclusion of Krzyston's hearing March 8 at the Cook County Circuit Court, 5600 Old Orchard Road.Krzyston, a former McCormick student, had been charged with a class four felony for providing the alcohol that caused Sunshine'...

Accelerated law program to benefit foreign students

Claire Brown

March 28, 2010


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Foreign law students now have the opportunity to earn a Master of Laws degree in as short as one summer's time.The Northwestern School of Law's new accelerated LL.M. degree program was recently announced, and administrators will begin accepting applications June 1 for the first class, which will matr...

City, Northwestern offer incentives for completing 2010 census forms

Katie Park

March 28, 2010


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Northwestern and Evanston have teamed up to provide cash incentives for students to fill out the 2010 census, which will be available for students on campus next week.While students living off campus should have already received their census forms in the mail, census workers will distribute the forms...

After the dance, Dance Marathon executive board stays busy Spring Quarter

Lauren Kelleher

March 28, 2010


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Once the tears are shed, the hugs exchanged and the sweat dried, the Northwestern Dance Marathon executive board wastes no time gearing up for next year.Between selecting a new board and vetting prospective beneficiaries, spring stacks up as one of DM's busiest quarters, executive board co-chair Lauren Tr...

Innocence Project helps prevent an execution, for now

Jessica Allen

March 28, 2010


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Scheduled for execution on March 24, Henry "Hank" Skinner had less than an hour to live when the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order to stay the execution.Northwestern journalism students played a role in Skinner's temporary reprieve.Working through the Medill Innocence Project, which recently came un...