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Alumni Association uses webinars to ‘transcend’

Claire Brown

November 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Students and alumni in search of networking skills can take their questions out of the classroom and onto the Web with the Northwestern Alumni Association's webinars.David J.P. Fisher, Weinberg '98, hosted a series of four webinars this week sponsored by the Alumni Association, covering how to develo...

Online Web-based courses might come to NU to near future

Nisha Chandran

November 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Moving classes into cyberspace is becoming the norm at accredited four-year and prestigious universities.An increasing amount of college courses are being offered online via videocasts, iTunes and online publication of course material. Universities such as Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Techno...

Liveblog: Forum on blackface and race at NU

Daily staff

November 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

6:10 p.m.: People are still shuffling into Norris' Louis Room at 6:15. Students, faculty, administrators and possible Evanston residents line the walls and sit shoulder to shoulder.As everyone mingles and says hello to old or new friends, student leaders, including Associated Student Government Preside...

Update: Bicycle accident near the Rock sends one to hospital

Grace Johnson

November 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), City

NU faculty member taken to hospital after bicycle accidentA female Northwestern student and a female NU faculty member collided on their bicycles near the Rock Wednesday evening, police said.The student was unharmed and refused treatment, while the faculty member reported feeling pain in her head and left...

SHAPE panel looks at sexual assault claim

Caroline Dzeba

November 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

In the wake of e-mails sent last week to the student body regarding the Oct. 27 sexual assault of a Northwestern student in Chicago, many questions lingered, especially after the incident was quickly declared "not bona fide" by the Chicago Police Department.Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators held an e...

Beehive design collective

November 2, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

At a free event Tuesday night in Fisk Hall, members of the Beehive Design Collective presented their Plan Colombia narrative. The Collective's mission is to create images that educate people about geopolitical issues. The presentation, sponsored by the Peace Project, included handmade posters illustrating th...

Student ‘rebuilds hope’ with film

Caroline Dzeba

November 2, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

During her senior year of high school, Weinberg sophomore Sarah Freeman received an unexpected opportunity to work as a producer of a documentary about the Sudanese civil warNow, two years later, the film is set to debut in Chicago.After Freeman met director Jen Marlowe at a screening of her documenta...

Forum on blackface to be held

Andrew Scoggin

November 2, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Associated Student Government, the Coalition of Colors and Student Affairs will host a forum Thursday to discuss a Halloween incident involving the use of blackface, Northwestern President Morton O. Schapiro announced in an e-mail to the NU community Tuesday.In photos found on Facebook and circulate...

Competitors to channel expressionist artist

Lilia Hargis

November 2, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus (Archived)

To celebrate the work of abstract expressionist artist Robert Motherwell, the artwork of three Northwestern students will soon be displayed in the window of the Urban Outfitters store at 921 Church Street.An exhibition of Motherwell's work is the Block Museum of Art's main gallery show for the fall....

Sororities unite for Grand Chapter, speaker

Pam Carmasine

November 1, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

In place of individual chapter meetings usually held on Monday nights, each of Northwestern's 12 Panhellenic sororities convened for the first Grand Chapter meeting of the quarter to integrate education more into social life on campus.For its first "high-profile speaker" event, The NU Panhellenic Associati...

Updated: Forum on Thurs. to discuss blackface incident

Andrew Scoggin

November 1, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Updated Nov. 3, 8:40 p.m.Associated Student Government, the Coalition of Colors and Student Affairs will host a forum Thursday to discuss a Halloween incident involving the use of blackface, Northwestern President Morton O. Schapiro announced in an e-mail Tuesday evening.In photos circulated in e-mails t...

NU China Care hosts children for Halloween

Catherine Zhang

November 1, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

The morning of Halloween, Northwestern China Care hosted an event for about 20 adopted Chinese students under 8 years old, who ran around the room in their Halloween costumes, had their faces painted and played tag with the volunteers."Today, we tried to incorporate both Halloween and Chinese culture (...