The Daily Northwestern

E-Verify raises concerns

Jessica Allen

April 27, 2010


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Months after Northwestern's announcement that all employees must complete E-Verify, an electronic I-9 form, none of the more than 13,000 employees who have completed it have been fired, said Pamela Beemer, associate vice president for Human Resources.At NU and nationally, people have raised concerns ...

79th Waa-Mu show premieres Friday

Lark Turner and Lark Turner

April 27, 2010


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This year's Waa-Mu show, "Keeping Time," will carry special significance when it opens Friday: 2010 is Dominic Missimi's last year directing."I've had a wonderful 17 years directing it and have met so many incredible students and writers," said Missimi, who has worked at Northwestern for 30 years. "O...

William Banis to retire by next year

Brian Rosenthal

April 26, 2010


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Sixteen years after joining the Northwestern administration, Vice President for Student Affairs William Banis announced Tuesday his intent to retire by the end of the next academic year."If you work long enough and live long enough, retirement happens," the 63-year-old said. "I'm at that point in life w...

European Central Bank president explains economic meltdown

Jim An

April 26, 2010


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Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, explained the attitude behind every asset bubble in history using four simple words:"This time is different."He said such mindsets always pervade in the buildup to a crash.Trichet, described by Newsweek as the fifth most powerful person in...

Dan Deacon to rock Norris East Lawn for One Voice Benefit Concert

Jessica Allen

April 26, 2010


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Those who didn't satiate their appetite for electronic music at last Friday's Passion Pit concert will have another chance this Sunday.Musician Dan Deacon will headline the One Voice Benefit Concert on May 2, the student groups behind the event announced Tuesday.The event will take place on the Norris Un...

26-hour Music Marathon returns to benefit Chicago music school

Sarah Eberspacher

April 26, 2010


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In Regenstein Recital Hall this weekend, the party won't stop.The second annual Music Marathon will be presented by the Student Advisory Board of Northwestern's Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music. The event will begin at 8 p.m. on April 30 and continue through 10 p.m. May 1, lasting a total of 26 hou...

NU Day at Wrigley tickets sell out within an hour

Andrew Scoggin

April 25, 2010


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Tickets for NU Day at Wrigley sold out within an hour of going on sale Monday morning, moving faster than a Carlos Zambrano heater.Undergraduate students, who were allowed to buy one $15 ticket per WildCARD starting at 10:30 a.m., snatched up the 1,480 tickets sold online through the Norris Box Offic...

Living wage campaign targets prospies

Lark Turner

April 25, 2010


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Members of Northwestern's Living Wage Campaign and student leaders from the campaign's co-sponsoring student groups invited prospective students to Willard Residential College's common room Monday night."It's a recruiting event," said Living Wage Campaign co-coordinator Matthew Fischler. "We understan...

Faculty Honor Roll gets twice as many votes

Andrew Scoggin

April 25, 2010


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Twenty-five Northwestern administrators were named to the Faculty Honor Roll last week, a list that includes University President Morton O. Schapiro and Dean of Students Burgwell Howard.Voting for the honor roll was included on the ballot for Associated Student Government's campus-wide election on April ...

Philfest to expand on traditional bluegrass sound with Carbon Leaf

Lark Turner

April 24, 2010


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Philfest will expand its traditionally bluegrass sound this year with headliner Carbon Leaf, the event's co-chairs said Sunday.The festival, co-sponsored by Students for Ecological and Environmental Development and A&O Productions, will bring the band to Norris University Center's East Lawn on May 9....

ASG, faculty look at revamping Northwestern environmental education

Lark Turner

April 24, 2010


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Changes in Northwestern's approach to environmental education may be imminent as both an Associated Student Government ad hoc committee and a group of faculty examine NU's academic offerings.A proposal submitted April 19 by the ad hoc committee recommended integrating the department of Earth and Plane...

Willard to house new third space

Jessica Allen

April 24, 2010


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The Evanston Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to keep the Great Room open Tuesday night.The space was a campus novelty when it opened in October, but it will be joined by a new "third space" for students next Fall Quarter.The late-night dining locale to round out the Great Room and Lisa's Cafe ...