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Materials keep going digital at library

Lilia Hargis

October 26, 2009


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The day may come when Northwestern undergraduates will no longer have to trudge across campus with heavy bags of borrowed library books to research and write their papers.University Librarian Sarah Pritchard said there is "definitely a big shift" occurring at university libraries from print to digiti...

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to be SEED fall speaker

Rebecca Olles

October 26, 2009


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Updated Oct. 28, 9:05 p.m.Students for Ecological and Environmental Development announced that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be their fall speaker at Wednesday's Associated Student Government meeting.Kennedy will speak during reading week on December 2 in Cahn Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Elisa Redish, co-chai...

NU takes on cancer with grant

Ganesh Thippeswamy

October 26, 2009


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The National Cancer Institute has awarded Northwestern a 5-year, $13.6 million grant to set up a "virtual" interdisciplinary research center to shed light on the roles genes may play in the development of cancer. The new Physical Sciences-Oncology Center, one of only 12 established by the NCI natio...

NU snags nomination for top vegan cuisine

Andrew Scoggin

October 25, 2009


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Northwestern was nominated Friday as one of 32 finalists in peta2's "Most Vegetarian-Friendly College" competition. A win would be the second in three years for the University.Peta2, a high school and college-oriented division of animals rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, based its...

Nobel Laureate’s novels boost prestige of NU Press

Caroline Dzeba

October 25, 2009


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When a once-obscure German author won the Nobel Prize for Literature this month, Northwestern University Press had a reason to celebrate along with her.Though recently faced with budget cuts, The Daily reported last month, the NU Press is currently processing thousands of back orders for Romanian-born Herta M&u...

NU cultural groups host film, rapper

Maria LaMagna and Maria LaMagna

October 25, 2009


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For students of both Hispanic heritage and Muslim faith, an event Tuesday unified the two worlds as several women filed into McCormick Tribune Center's auditorium wearing traditional Muslim hijab while others chatted in Spanish and embraced.The students were scattered around the auditorium to view "N...

Faculty Club remembered as ‘valuable’ social space

Lilia Hargis and Lilia Hargis

October 25, 2009


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Forty-three years ago, around 100 Northwestern faculty and staff members gathered for lunch each day in NU's Faculty Club, a dining, meeting and private event facility located at 1918 Sheridan Rd., according to the Faculty Club Constitution file in the University Archives.McCormick Prof. Morris Fine serv...

NU student think tank takes on voting issues

Amanda Laabs

October 25, 2009


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Taking a unique approach to affect change in local government, the student members of the Roosevelt Institution's Center on Poverty and Urban Issues will seek to bring attention to issues of voter inequality this year. After researching and writing pieces of public policy, the Center's members will pr...

Interfaith conference promotes conversation about religion

Lark Turner

October 24, 2009


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Students and religious leaders from around the world gathered in Norris University Center on Sunday to discuss religious pluralism, student leadership and Obama's faith initiatives at the Interfaith Youth Core's sixth annual conference. The three-day event, "Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World," b...

After 10 years, MCC still ‘buzzing’

Jessica Allen

October 24, 2009


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When the Northwestern Multicultural Center opened its doors this September for the 10th year, there was a newly installed whiteboard hanging near the entrance bearing Spanish words of welcome.Before long, the board was filled with messages in a variety of languages from students who passed through. ...

Intramural sports promote teamwork, exercise

Justin Nam

October 24, 2009


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While most students today don't sign up for intramurals with the idea of fighting sexism or the war, that wasn't always the case. Historically, the activity that now registers between 2,000 and 2,200 students a year showcased much more than which fraternity fielded the best dodgeball team.Today, the fall ...

Nonprofit to build school in Indian village

Kawther Albader

October 24, 2009


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When Abhita Reddy visited the local school in the Indian village where her father grew up, she was shocked by its small size, lack of books and absence of school supplies. Since the Weinberg senior's visit this past summer, she has founded Tanguturu Trust, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to...