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NU Day at Wrigley tickets sell out within an hour

Andrew Scoggin

April 25, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Tickets for NU Day at Wrigley sold out within an hour of going on sale Monday morning, moving faster than a Carlos Zambrano heater.Undergraduate students, who were allowed to buy one $15 ticket per WildCARD starting at 10:30 a.m., snatched up the 1,480 tickets sold online through the Norris Box Offic...

Living wage campaign targets prospies

Lark Turner

April 25, 2010


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Members of Northwestern's Living Wage Campaign and student leaders from the campaign's co-sponsoring student groups invited prospective students to Willard Residential College's common room Monday night."It's a recruiting event," said Living Wage Campaign co-coordinator Matthew Fischler. "We understan...

Faculty Honor Roll gets twice as many votes

Andrew Scoggin

April 25, 2010


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Twenty-five Northwestern administrators were named to the Faculty Honor Roll last week, a list that includes University President Morton O. Schapiro and Dean of Students Burgwell Howard.Voting for the honor roll was included on the ballot for Associated Student Government's campus-wide election on April ...

ASG, faculty look at revamping Northwestern environmental education

Lark Turner

April 24, 2010


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Changes in Northwestern's approach to environmental education may be imminent as both an Associated Student Government ad hoc committee and a group of faculty examine NU's academic offerings.A proposal submitted April 19 by the ad hoc committee recommended integrating the department of Earth and Plane...

Willard to house new third space

Jessica Allen

April 24, 2010


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The Evanston Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously to keep the Great Room open Tuesday night.The space was a campus novelty when it opened in October, but it will be joined by a new "third space" for students next Fall Quarter.The late-night dining locale to round out the Great Room and Lisa's Cafe ...

Philfest to expand on traditional bluegrass sound with Carbon Leaf

Lark Turner

April 24, 2010


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Philfest will expand its traditionally bluegrass sound this year with headliner Carbon Leaf, the event's co-chairs said Sunday.The festival, co-sponsored by Students for Ecological and Environmental Development and A&O Productions, will bring the band to Norris University Center's East Lawn on May 9....

Free laundry to end Monday, new system in place

Lark Turner

April 21, 2010


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On-campus residents will no longer have access to free laundry beginning Monday morning, according to an e-mail sent Friday by Ryan Reinhart, assistant director for University Residential Life."As previously stated, thank you for your patience as the laundry card reader issues got resolved," Reinhart ...

Alumni Q&A: Alumnus offers tips on ‘Mastering the Audition’

Sarah Eberspacher

April 21, 2010


Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

John Marshall Jones (Communication '84) came sweeping into Louis Hall on Tuesday night for a program sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi, the African-American Theater Ensemble and Northwestern University Women Filmmakers Alliance. Upon meeting one member of the fraternity, the actor broke into a smile and sa...

NCDC’s ArtsFest fosters community collaboration via canvas

Annie Chang

April 21, 2010


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Everyone had the chance to be a showcased artist this week, thanks to the "interactive canvases" that were part of ArtsFest 2010. Blank canvases, paints and brushes were placed at several Evanston and Northwestern campus locations, including Blick Art Materials, Boocoo, Norris University Center and the T...

Cousteau urges stewardship of oceans on Earth Day

Lark Turner and Lark Turner

April 21, 2010


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Environmental activist Jean-Michel Cousteau said there are two questions he is often asked: first, if his father, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, was skinny because of water pressure (he wasn't); and second, if he enjoys swimming in an ocean full of sea creatures' excrement."Yes, sorry," he said to an audien...

Fellowships abound for Wildcats

Lauren Kelleher and Lauren Kelleher

April 21, 2010


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"Renaissance kid" is a title to which most Northwestern students aspire: undergraduate research position, intramural sports team, a GPA to make graduate schools salivate. And now, eight NU undergraduates will be adding prestigious fellowships to that repertoire. The Office of Fellowships announced two ad...

Mt. Trashmore puts waste on display

Madelyn Herzog

April 20, 2010


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From a distance, the 8-foot tall pile of trash outside Lunt Hall on Thursday looked like the result of a garbage truck explosion.This symbolic heap was Northwestern's third annual "Mt. Trashmore," the centerpiece of an Earth Day event created by several student environmental groups to educate students ...