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Chi Omega, Delta Chi, Sigma Psi Zeta take first at Maysing 2010 competition

Lilia Hargis

May 3, 2010


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A mash-up of music from the movies "Aladdin," "Crossroads," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Hairspray" fueled the first-place performance of Chi Omega, Delta Chi and Sigma Psi Zeta at Maysing 2010 on Tuesday night.The pairing of Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Alpha Psi won second place in the Northwest...

Senior Veronica Roth signs deal to publish dystopian young adult novel

Sarah Eberspacher

May 2, 2010


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When Veronica Roth got the news that she had received a book deal for her young adult novel, "Divergent," she took a bath. In marshmallows.The Weinberg senior and creative writing major, who finished her class requirements Winter Quarter, fulfilled the pledge she made in a recent blog post."I had written abou...

Nobel Prize winner Douglas Osheroff discusses Colombia space tragedy

Ganesh Thippeswamy

May 2, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Prof. Douglas Osheroff, a 1996 Nobel Prize winner in physics, filled both levels of Ryan Family Auditorium for his talk Monday about his work investigating the 2003 Columbia space shuttle tragedy.Osheroff, a professor of physics and applied physics at Stanford University, was invited to discuss his time ...

When home meets college: students deal with parents as NU professors

Andrew Scoggin

May 2, 2010


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As Bienen freshman Patrick Hockberger prepared for college last year as a high school senior, he applied to a scant four schools. Northwestern was his top choice, the school where his father, Feinberg Prof. Philip Hockberger, had worked since 1987."The idea was that he would be at the med school, so he wou...

Northwestern: loud partying must stop

Rebecca Cohen and Jessica Allen

May 2, 2010


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The rowdy student behavior last week that prompted Dean of Students Burgwell Howard to e-mail Northwestern undergraduates continued a trend of rocky relations with the surrounding community, Howard told The Daily on Monday.Though NU makes many beneficial contributions to Evanston, including the Speci...

Seder’ closes three-night exploration of family life, religion, mental illness

Claire Brown and Claire Brown

May 1, 2010


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Correction appended"The Last Seder," a play about four Jewish daughters who return home to sell their house when their father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, finished its three-night run Saturday to an over-sold audience at Shanley Pavilion."I could not be more proud or more pleased with the wh...

Philfest enlists Chicago bluegrass band Tangleweed to open for Carbon Leaf

Maria LaMagna and Maria LaMagna

May 1, 2010


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To prepare for Philfest's headlining performer Carbon Leaf next Sunday, Northwestern students will indulge in some "weed." Tangleweed, that is.A&O Productions and Students for Ecological and Environmental Development announced Wednesday that the Chicago-area bluegrass band will open Sunday's show, hel...

Dan Deacon ‘overtakes’ Norris East Lawn for charity concert

Jessica Allen and Jessica Allen

May 1, 2010


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A lawn full of people flipped their wrists and pumped their arms by the light of a glowing green skull Sunday night as electronic artist Dan Deacon incited dancing and singing, performing for the mass from a carpet of grass rather than a stage.Opening artist Boy Crisis and headliner Deacon performed...

Marathon offers Northwestern a melodic 26 hours

Jim An and Jim An

May 1, 2010


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Running 26.2 miles is tough. Playing 26 hours of music is no easy task either.Fortunately, the performers of Music Marathon didn't have to go it alone.Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, students, alumni and faculty filled Regenstein Recital Hall with music in support of The People's Music School, a tuition-free m...

Returning Northwestern students will get Six Flags invite

Lark Turner and Lark Turner

May 1, 2010


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All returning students will be invited to Six Flags Great America at the conclusion of Wildcat Welcome Week next fall, said Elizabeth Daly, director of orientation and parent programs."We've been talking a lot about wanting to host an event for the entire Northwestern community," she said.The event will take ...

Happiness Club gets groove on in front of Tech sans sound

Annie Chang

April 30, 2010


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Approximately 30 Northwestern students danced to music only they could hear outside of Technological Institute on Friday.The Silent Dance Party was an event organized by NU's Happiness Club, a student group whose goal is to simply make people happy. Participating students danced for about 20 minutes t...

Webcam features baby falcons nesting outside public library

Alan Yu

April 30, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), City

With a few clicks, Evanston residents can watch baby falcons grow from eggs to birds of prey on the Evanston Public Library's website.The webcam, which operates from March to June, watches a nest of two falcons, which are two of 24 of their species in the state. The camera records every moment, from the ...