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Michael Wilbon to replace Christiane Amanpour as commencement speaker

Lauren Kelleher

May 12, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Sports commentator and Northwestern alumnus Michael Wilbon will replace former CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour as the 152nd commencement speaker on June 18, the University announced today.Amanpour was forced to cancel the speaking engagement because she will be on assignment abroad, University spokesman...

Chemistry professors experiment with posting video lectures online

Andrew Scoggin

May 12, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A pilot program at Northwestern is giving students who spend lecture on Facebook and Sporcle a second chance to watch what they may have missed.Students in Prof. Thomas O'Halloran's Chemistry 103 course this quarter have access to recorded lectures posted on NU's Course Management System, said Brian Was...

Bands ‘battle’ to open for Spektor

Lark Turner

May 12, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Facing off for 30 coveted minutes at Dillo Day, eight bands will take the stage at Tommy Nevin's Pub Evanston in a bid to open for afternoon headliner Regina Spektor.Battle of the Bands opened Thursday night with performances from Kara and the Creepers, The Main Men, The E.L. Cross Project and Spear...

Living Wage Campaign hosts ‘teach-in’ session

Jim An

May 12, 2010


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"Community" was the buzzword of the Northwestern Living Wage Campaign "teach-in" Thursday evening in the Louis Room at Norris University Center.Students, campus workers and an organizer of the student support group that participated in Yale University's 1985 clerical worker strike led a series of presen...

Gallery curator talks engravings’ importance

Annie Chang

May 12, 2010


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An audience of more than 50 Northwestern faculty members, students and Evanston area art enthusiasts gathered at the Block Museum of Art to hear Peter Parshall, curator of old master prints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington speak about a 500-year-old engraving Thursday evening.The lecture, ...

Northwestern class of 2014 more racially diverse than previous year, statistics show

Jessica Allen

May 11, 2010


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Based on Northwestern's class of 2014 statistics, the University is continuing its efforts toward diversity.The incoming class is expected to be 21 percent Asian-American, 9 percent Hispanic, 7 percent African-American and 7 percent international.The socioeconomic diversity of previous years continues....

International search for NU-Q Dean John Margolis’ replacement begins

Jessica Allen

May 11, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

An international search for a successor to John Margolis as dean of Northwestern's campus in Qatar has been officially launched.The search firm Witt/Kieffer is assisting with the appointment, which could begin anytime between August 2010 and June 2011.In a message sent to members of the University c...

Associated Student Government allocates student activities funds

Lilia Hargis

May 11, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

During this year's Student Activities Finance Committee Spring Funding process, a total of $928,669 was allocated to Northwestern's 33 A-status student groups and three co-sponsorships.A&O received the most funding, $266,066.The funding allocations were finalized at Wednesday night's Associated Stude...

Next year’s One Book to focus on global health

Kevin Soter

May 11, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Only a few months after receiving their acceptance letters, incoming Northwestern undergraduates will open the mail over the summer to a different type of correspondence: a copy of the 2010-11 selection for the One Book One Northwestern project, Tracy Kidder's biography "Mountains Beyond Mountains: Th...

Schapiro: SHIFT’s chalking ‘a mistake’

Lark Turner

May 11, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

University President Morton O. Schapiro spoke with members of Secular Humanists for Inquiry and FreeThought on Wednesday in a fireside planned months ago.Schapiro said the group's chalking of the Prophet Muhammad on Sunday night was a "mistake" but was protected under the First Amendment."If you had talked t...

Weekend’s e-mail problems caused by link to NU directory, Google changes

Brian Rosenthal

May 10, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

The trouble some Northwestern students experienced with their @u.northwestern e-mail accounts over the weekend was due to a connection issue between the custom NU setup and Gmail, which runs the system, a senior NU Information Technology official said Tuesday.NUIT and Google identified the cause of ...

NU Day at Wrigley sees Cubs’ defeat

Lauren Kelleher and Peter Larson

May 10, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern students trickled into their seats and beer trickled into waiting plastic cups Tuesday night as football coach Pat Fitzgerald threw out the first pitch to open the annual NU Day at Wrigley.Fitzgerald did his best impression of President Barack Obama in front of 1,480 NU students, who purch...