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More than 1,400 students register for Dance Marathon

October 20, 2009


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More than 1,400 students plan to participate in Dance Marathon 2010 as dancers or committee members, the DM executive board announced Wednesday.This is the second year in a row that more than 1,000 dancers have registered for the 30-hour marathon. The 35th annual event will be held March 5-7.StandUp for Kids, a nati...

Professor wins grants to research HIV-positive women

Stephanie Stack

October 20, 2009


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Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes has hit a jackpot of academia.Watkins-Hayes, a joint professor in Sociology and African American Studies recently received an award from the National Science Foundation and a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to for a research project studying the daily lives of ...

Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Ball celebrates 30th birthday

Sarah Eberspacher

October 20, 2009


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This Homecoming Saturday, Tyris Jones will be suiting up twice. In the morning, the Weinberg sophomore will take the field as a linebacker with the Northwestern Wildcats football team. In the evening, he will trade football pads for formal attire and attend the 30th annual Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Ba...

Alum, donor indicted with counts of fraud

Jessica Allen and Jessica Allen

October 19, 2009


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One Feinberg School of Medicine alumnus has been linked with money, deception and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of a growing scandal that has prompted Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to call last week for a statewide grand jury to root out corruption in the Florida political circuit.Dr. Alan Mend...

Legal clinics create joint project, focus on juveniles

Caroline Dzeba

October 19, 2009


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Two of the Northwestern School of Law's legal clinics, the Center on Wrongful Convictions and the Children and Family Justice Center, launched a joint project this month to protect juveniles wrongfully convicted of crimes.The Center on the Wrongful Convictions of Youth celebrated its launch with a sy...

Innocence Project receives subpoena for notes, tapes

Christina Salter

October 18, 2009


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The Medill Innocence Project is caught in an ongoing legal battle with the Cook County state's attorney office, and will not turn over the documents subpoenaed in the case of a man convicted of murder 31 years ago, said Medill Dean John Lavine.The attorney's office has requested access to all e-mails, ...

Grants for students reinstated by capitol

Rebecca Olles

October 18, 2009


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SESP junior Samantha Reed joined about 2,000 Illinois college students who roamed the halls of the Illinois capitol building in Springfield on Thursday. These students were part of a protest successful in rallying the Illinois government to restore funds for Monetary Award Program grants.The Illinois ...

NU ranks poorly in green colleges survey

Nisha Chandran

October 18, 2009


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Despite a huge push to create a more environmentally-friendly campus, Northwestern didn't make the grade this year. According to the annual College Sustainability Report Card, NU's grade rose only to a B- from a C last year. This score was tied with Purdue University, University of Illinois and Indiana Un...

ASG creates committee to push green initiative

Corinne Lestch and Rebecca Olles and Corinne Lestch and Rebecca Olles

October 17, 2009


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The Associated Student Government is forming a new committee solely focused on environmental change and sustainability at Northwestern - and working hard to make the committee itself sustainable.Through a coalition with Students for Ecological and Environmental Development, ASG has worked to develop t...

Dance, sweets, charity at Hillel prom

Maria LaMagna

October 17, 2009


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About 100 students rocked out to "Mambo No. 5" in tuxedos and other black and white apparel last Thursday at a Hillel formal, part of a new organizational emphasis on the social aspects of Jewish life.The "Black and White" event, in Beth Hillel Synagogue ballroom in Wilmette, was co-sponsored by Uncle ...

Online zombie sitcom livens up dead genre

Lizzie Rivard

October 17, 2009


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"(Un)Dead Seriously," an online sitcom, has joined Northwestern's performing arts scene as the first ever "zombicomedocumentary," the show's creators said.The sitcom is a web series written and produced entirely by NU students. According to the show's Web site, the story follows a "group of college k...

Stats: New class best yet for NU

Lauren Kelleher and Matt Spector and Lauren Kelleher and Matt Spector

October 17, 2009


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The enrolled class for fall 2009 is more diverse and higher achieving than last year's, according to statistics released Friday by Michael Mills, the associate provost for University enrollment. Northwestern was also relatively less selective than last year, admitting 27 percent of applicants versus 26...