The Daily Northwestern

NU remains a top recruiter for the Peace Corps

Jessica Allen

February 8, 2010


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With 27 volunteers this year, Northwestern ranks 11th for medium-sized schools with alumni serving in the Peace Corps, according to the organization's 2010 survey.This is the 10th year in a row NU has appeared on the list, and 880 NU alumni have served since the Peace Corps' founding in 1961."The interest level a...

Dittmar exhibit featuring lifeless composers closes

Roshan Nebhrajani

February 7, 2010


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For the last day, the propped-open double doors of the Dittmar Memorial Gallery invited students to visit the unassuming display of history and culture tucked behind the Starbucks in Norris University Center.Dittmar's "Beethoven, Bach and the Composers Sleeping in the Coffin" exhibit, created by Holoca...

NU-Q begins to search for new dean of students

Lark Turner

February 7, 2010


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As Northwestern in Qatar accepts applications for its third freshman class, the search has begun for a new dean of students for fall 2011. The current dean, John Margolis, agreed to a three-year appointment when he took the position. A former associate provost for faculty, he has been dean of NU-Q s...

NU language departments mix coffee, culture

Maria LaMagna

February 7, 2010


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(Daily Illustration by Kyle Frost)Northwestern students are adding a boost to their foreign language skills at weekly coffee and conversation outings."Coloquio y café," a recurring Spanish meeting to practice conversation skills over coffee, and other out-of-class events offer students opportunities ...

SafeRide to move to new office to match expanding services

Lark Turner

February 7, 2010


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SafeRide is moving to a new location this quarter to expand its services.Moving to the University Career Services building at 620 Lincoln St. will allow SafeRide to expand the number of cars, drivers and dispatchers it operates, said Paul David Shrader, SafeRide's coordinator.The organization's budget was incre...

Sideshow load-in delayed by evacuation

Dan Hill

February 7, 2010


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Preparations for an upcoming student production were delayed when Norris was evacuated because of smoke in elevators Monday....

A new kind of housing: Residential Community to be tested at Elder

Lauren Mogannam

February 7, 2010


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Groundbreaking multi-million dollar renovations to join Elder Hall and Hinman-Lincoln Hall will create the first Northwestern residential community next fall.Construction will begin Spring Quarter, said William Banis, vice president for student affairs."We are looking to establish a pilot program an...

Vaginas take center stage in weekend play

Lark Turner

February 6, 2010


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"My vagina's furious, and it needs to talk," said Weinberg freshman Candace Mittel, an actress in Northwestern's annual performance of "The Vagina Monologues" at the McCormick Tribune Center this weekend.The play, which was performed Friday and Saturday, was the culmination of a week-long campaign to raise ...

Kellogg group picks which Super Bowl ads made the grade

Lauren Mogannam

February 6, 2010


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The Allen Center, which was filled with idle chatter for every play of Super Bowl XLIV, instantly fell silent the second commercials started airing.While most viewers of Sunday's game tuned in to watch the New Orleans Saints win over the Indianapolis Colts, two Kellogg School of Management professor...

Green Cup gives Greek houses a chance to engage

Kris Anne Bonifacio

February 6, 2010


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Fraternity and sorority houses are cutting down and saving up this month as part of their inaugural Greek Green Cup. The competition is run separately from Green Cup, organized by Students for Ecological and Environmental Development, but the two groups will co-host the same events throughout the month...