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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...

Tech Talk: Nanotech breakthrough, medical expenses and money-saving sonar

Ganesh Thippeswamy

October 21, 2009


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Nanotechnology breakthrough revolutionizes prostate cancer testingMany American men who develop prostate cancer undergo a radical prostatectomy surgery, the removal of the prostate gland, to increase their chances of survival. Even without the gland, though, there is still a chance the cancer will ret...

NU husband, wife prof duo win Fellowships

Lizzie Rivard

October 21, 2009


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Most married couples share an address, a checking account or a car. Northwestern professors Brian and Teri Odom share the distinction of having won the Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Brian Odom, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is...

Mumblecore films have debut screening at Block

Stephanie Stack

October 21, 2009


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This quarter, Block Cinema has devoted a film series to a new, unusual, low-budget film genre: mumblecore. Films made in the mumblecore style are unpolished; characterized by unprofessional actors, unfocused plots and improvised scripts, the independent films deal with everyday human problems and relat...

McGovern talks about new book

Andrew Scoggin

October 21, 2009


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Though current events weren't on the agenda for the talk he gave Thursday at Northwestern, former Democratic presidential nominee and U.S. Sen. George McGovern couldn't help but take a jab at former Vice President Dick Cheney's attitude toward Iraq."At the risk of sounding slightly partisan," McGovern ...

International students participate in orientation

Vasiliki Mitrakos

October 21, 2009


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A week before most freshmen said goodbye to their parents and moved into their new dorm rooms, Bobb and McCulloch Halls were filled with a mix of languages, nationalities and majors. For many participants in this year's international orientation, the building was their first home in the United States, ho...

Advertising pioneer is remembered

Corinne Lestch

October 21, 2009


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Memorial services were held Saturday at Lake Street Church for Richard C. Christian, an advertising pioneer and Northwestern supporter who held numerous positions and served in many capacities within the University. Christian, an Advertising Hall of Fame member and founder of Marsteller Advertising an...

Alumni Q&A: Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach, Homecoming Marshal

Andrew Scoggin

October 21, 2009


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Nick Roach, the starting linebacker for the Chicago Bears and former Northwestern football player, Weinberg '07, will be grand marshal at Friday's Homecoming parade. Roach started 32 games during his NU football career and was the recipient of the Northwestern Gridiron Network Defensive Newcomer of the...

ASG gives up control of RideShare

Claire Brown and Rebecca Olles

October 20, 2009


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Associated Student Government will no longer control its RideShare and Airport Services programs after the Senate voted Wednesday to transfer the program to Northwestern Student Holdings, a not-for-profit organization that develops and administers student-run companies.Communication senior Louise Hu...

Tribune columnist Clarence Page talks politics, polarization

Maria LaMagna

October 20, 2009


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Before his speech in the McCormick Tribune Center auditorium late Wednesday afternoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page spoke with many audience members as they walked into the auditorium."You're seeing everyone I've ever known in my life here tonight," he said j...

NU ranks first for Fulbrights

Lark Turner

October 20, 2009


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Northwestern produced the highest number of Fulbright grant recipients of any institution in the U.S. this past year, according to the Oct. 19 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The awards - 32 in total - made NU not only the top Fulbright-producing research university in the U.S., but al...

Center for Civic Engagement prepares for kickoff

Lorraine Ma

October 20, 2009


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The newly established Center for Civic Engagement will kick off its inaugural year with an open house Thursday, as well as a conference in collaboration with the Interfaith Youth Core. The center, 1813 Hinman Ave., provides resources for students to start their own service projects, find internships and becom...