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Olympic team bronze medalist in figure skating, Mirai Nagasu, to speak on campus

Olympic team bronze medalist in figure skating, Mirai Nagasu, to speak on campus

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories

Olympic bronze medalist and figure skater Mirai Nagasu will be on campus in November as the Chinese Students Association’s fall speaker. Nagasu, who won a team bronze medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics this February, was the first female American figure skater to land a triple axel at the...

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research to offer fellowships

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research to offer fellowships

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Diversity and Inclusion, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research will offer research fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students studying Indigenous populations for the first time this year, a sign the center is advancing its academic standing just five years after it was established. “The way that...

NU partners with Sony to improve classroom tech

NU partners with Sony to improve classroom tech

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology

Northwestern and 10 other colleges and universities have partnered with Sony Electronics to develop new technology to facilitate a “more immersive” learning experience, the University announced in a news release on Monday. Future Learning Collaborative, a Sony project to develop classroom technologies,...

MOD Pizza tries to fill the void that was once the Kiln

MOD Pizza tries to fill the void that was once the Kiln

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

If you’ve been missing The Kiln, you might be in luck. MOD Pizza opened this week on the ground floor of the Norris University Center, hoping to take the place of the once-beloved made-to-order pizza joint. The Seattle-based chain is taking over a corner of the ground floor where seating, computers...

Can’t professors just not use textbooks? The answer is a little complicated

Can’t professors just not use textbooks? The answer is a little complicated

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

This story is part of a series investigating textbook costs at Northwestern. In a world without textbooks, professors would have to create all the material for all their classes. In theory, this is possible. In practice, it doesn’t always go so well. Economics Prof. Scott Ogawa writes all the ...

Norris ice rink won’t open this winter, plans iced following budget concerns

Norris ice rink won’t open this winter, plans iced following budget concerns

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The ice rink at Norris University Center will not open this winter due to budget cuts, the latest University function to fall victim to the deficit. The news comes as University officials attempt to fill a gap of what was once projected to be $62.5 million for last fiscal year. Administrators have...

Hillel to host prayer vigil to commemorate Pittsburgh victims

Hillel to host prayer vigil to commemorate Pittsburgh victims

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern Hillel will host a vigil tonight to honor and pray for the victims of Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The event, open to the entire Northwestern community, will start at The Rock at 8:30 p.m. The vigil is a day after Evanston’s Beth Emet The Free Synagogue hosted its...

Alice Walker says culture of individualism needs to change

Alice Walker says culture of individualism needs to change

Pranav Baskar, Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Alice Walker crossed borders and learned new languages to write her new book “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.” But whether she’s in Evanston, North Dakota or Mexico, her message remains the same: “Be true to whoever you are.” The Chicago Humanities Festival celebrated the arts this...

Netflix prices rise, but subscribers stay

Netflix prices rise, but subscribers stay

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories

Netflix is ubiquitous among college students. With a devotion to quality original content and old-time classics, the streaming giant is seeing a surge in subscriptions and revenue. Netflix added 6.96 million subscribers and streaming revenue increased 36 percent from last year, according to its October...

Man charged for string of burglaries on Northwestern campus

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

University Police has arrested a suspect in connection to a string of burglaries this fall. A 22-year-old was taken into custody on charges of burglary and aggravated battery against a police officer, University spokesman Bob Rowley said. The man was booked October 20 in a Cook County jail on $50,000...

Female prisoners disciplined more harshly than male prisoners, Medill investigation finds

Female prisoners disciplined more harshly than male prisoners, Medill investigation finds

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Women in U.S. prisons can be disciplined for low-level offenses up to five times more frequently than their male counterparts, according to a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications investigation. The investigation, in collaboration with National Public Radio earlier...

Your streaming is at stake: Why net neutrality matters

Your streaming is at stake: Why net neutrality matters

Priyanshi Katare, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to voters about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students and professors take on the complexity of net neutrality. The free internet has enabled U.S. residents to roam the web free from selective pricing for a be...