The Daily Northwestern

Senior starts online editing business

Camille Beredjick

October 6, 2009


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An online editing business headed by a Northwestern student offers "editing with a twist." Weinberg senior Rachel Koontz started her online editing Web site, editZING, over the summer."I love talking to people about their writing," Koontzi said. "I'm such a nerd."Koontz started at NU as a Medill stud...

Inauguration to be held indoors

Christina Salter and Christina Salter

October 6, 2009


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Posted Oct. 8, 6:40 p.m.University President Morton Schapiro's inauguration ceremony on Friday will be held inside due to rain, university spokesman Al Cubbage said Thursday night."Obviously it has been raining fairly steadily all day today and the prediction is for more rain tomorrow," Cubbage said...

Student, prof launch hit Web sites

Kawther Albader

October 6, 2009


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It was love when the world first got its hands on two sister Web sites dealing with the progress and sometimes failure of modern relationships.Robert K. Elder, a Medill adjunct professor, was looking for a "fun and frivolous" getaway when he decided to found two Web sites devoted to sharing stories o...

LiveWire chat kicks off inauguration weekend

Rebecca Olles

October 6, 2009


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University President Morton O. Schapiro shared his plans for increasing diversity, the future of financial aid and the identity of his favorite band with students and faculty at a LiveWired conversation Wednesday night, the first of its kind to occur at any university.As the kick-off to inauguration weekend, ...

NU chapter of Roosevelt Institution starts the year off right

Emilia Barrosse

October 5, 2009


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During its inaugural year, the newly founded Northwestern chapter of the Roosevelt Institution was nominated as one of the three best new chapters nationally, created a sustainability grant with Students for Ecological and Environmental Development, and started several volunteer projects throughout th...

NU Music Library offers CD checkout

Jessica Allen

October 5, 2009


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Tucked away on the second floor of Deering Library is a room for music lovers where students, faculty and staff can now check out up to five CDs a week. The Listening Center of Northwestern's Music Library is lined with cubicles sporting '80s throwback headphones and a wall of shelves where the mustard gr...

Students campaign for ASL classes

Rebecca Olles

October 5, 2009


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Students in Northwestern's American Sign Language Club have begun organizing their efforts to create sign language classes at NU, arguing that the deaf have their own culture and language that merit scholarly study.Associated Student Government Academic Director Muhammad Safdari said ASL classes are st...

Religious majors, minors to be instated

Nathalie Tadena

October 5, 2009


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For the first time, Northwestern will offer a formal Jewish Studies major and Catholic Studies minor this academic year.The new Catholic Studies minor is offered through NU's religious studies department, while the Jewish Studies major is part of the Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies program, wh...

Communication society Lamda Pi Eta launches public service

Lilia Hargis

October 5, 2009


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Northwestern's communication honor society Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is launching a philanthropic partnership with Reading in Motion, a Chicago-based reading program for elementary school students.LPH Communication Director Meredith Baskies, a Communication senior, said honor society members are excited ab...

LatiNU brings students closer with Latin culture

Sarah Eberspacher

October 3, 2009


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During the course of Friday night, the roughly 300 students and community members who attended the night's Festival LatiNU swayed to the rhythmic beats of Latin music and navigated from table to table of steaming rice, beans and guacamole."People dance until they get tired or until the band quits," sa...

Big Bite Nite sees more students, vendors involved

Stephanie Louise Lu

October 3, 2009


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From Oak to Chicago avenues, University Place to Grove Street, Evanston restaurants welcomed a purple crowd of Northwestern students to their establishments Sunday.The purple-clad torrent of hungry students was part of Big Bite Night, an annual event allowing students to try bite-sized foods from a ...

African innovator gives inspirational talk

Caroline Dzeba

October 3, 2009


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After facing nearly insurmountable challenges of famine and poverty, William Kamkwamba saved his Malawian community by constructing a homemade windmill out of junkyard material.Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, who co-authored the book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Ho...