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Northwestern approves creation of Office of Sustainability

Peter Larson

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

The University has approved the creation of a new Office of Sustainability to lead and organize the environmental efforts of student groups on campus.Members of Students for Ecological and Environmental Development (SEED) brought up the idea for the office with University President Morton O. Schapiro ...

New laundry policies lead to confusion, irritation for some dorm residents

Lark Turner

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

After returning from Spring Break, some Northwestern students living on campus were greeted with a new laundry system.Kurtis Fjerstad did his laundry in the basement of McCulloch Hall on Thursday night. A new card reader had been installed in the room, and a sign on the machine read "WildCards (sic) ins...

Norris adds new options to its spring mini course offerings

Katie Prentiss

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Spring additions to the Norris Mini Courses schedule give students a chance to explore interests from holistic medicine to Web site design.Norris Mini Courses are classes that students can take outside of academic requirements to experience a wide variety of interests. About 30 classes are offered e...

Food Services makes green improvements in NU’s kitchens, dining halls

Stephanie Stack

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

In a week, about 5,500 pounds of compostable waste results from food preparation in the kitchens of Northwestern's dining halls, according to a Sodexo study. The hope, said Julie Cahillane, manager of recycling and refuse at NU, is that someday it won't just be thrown away.With the green trend en vogue,...

Gabby Daniels wins runoff, will be ASG academic vice president

The Daily Northwestern

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Gabby Daniels will be the next Associated Student Government academic vice president. The Weinberg sophomore won Friday's runoff with 446 of the 903 votes cast, just 35 more votes than Weinberg junior Zach Wittchow received. The remaining 46 votes were abstentions.Weinberg senior Jeff Cao, the chairma...

NU Prof. Bailey researching possible ‘gay gene’

Alex Rudansky

April 14, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Recent research from Northwestern Prof. J. Michael Bailey raises new questions in the science behind sexual orientation, namely bisexuality and the prototypical "gay gene."In his studies on bisexuality, Bailey, a psychology professor, and a team of researchers look at sexual arousal patterns to object...

Teaming up with SEED, Mayfest strives for eco-friendly Dillo Day

Vasiliki Mitrakos

April 14, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

As Dillo Day approaches, Mayfest and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development have teamed up to make the spring festivities more eco-friendly.Mayfest will work with SEED as part of the requirements of the NUnite grant, but also because both groups share common goals, said Katie Halpern, ...

Subcontracted workers protest Sodexo’s wages

Sean Collins Walsh

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

About 50 Northwestern-subcontracted workers gathered outside administrative offices Wednesday afternoon to protest the University's connection with Sodexo Catering Services, the multinational service giant that employs them."We're not just going to take crumbs anymore," shouted Rafael Marquez, lead cook...

Bradford wins student life VP, academic VP run-off to come

Jessica Allen, Peter Larson and Andrew Scoggin

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Candidates for Associated Student Government academic vice president face an extension to their campaigns, while McCormick sophomore Katie Bradford won the election for student life vice president with slightly more than a majority of the vote.Gabby Daniels garnered 41.6 percent of the vote for acade...

1835 Hinman, Kemper selected for gender-neutral housing

Lark Turner

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Students applying for gender-neutral housing in the 2010-11 school year will live in 1835 Hinman or Kemper Hall, student leaders said Tuesday.The pilot program, open to upperclassmen in 2010-11, will place students in both dorms regardless of gender. The Gender Protection Initiative chose the suites in...

Manti takes ASG presidential election loss in stride, looks ahead

Lilia Hargis

April 13, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

Alessio Manti and Adam Thompson-Harvey sat on Deering Meadow with a small party of six Wednesday night when they received news they had lost the Associated Student Government election for president and vice president.After receiving the phone call from a member of the ASG Election Commission, Manti ann...

Video: ASG election results announced

Video and Editing: Zack Ellis

April 13, 2010


Filed under Student Government

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