The Daily Northwestern

Greek life at Northwestern staying put

Alexandra Finkel

January 10, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Tonight, hundreds of women will sit together in anticipation. Nervous chatter will fill the auditorium as they look to their neighbors for support. Once united by the common experience of recruitment, the students now hold an envelope that will divide them into 12 chapters.Recruitment for sororities and frate...

Skilled student singers perform at Riff Raff show, raise money for Jewish Theatre Ensemble

Kira Lerner

January 9, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Eleven students showcased their vocals Sunday night at Riff Raff, a cabaret-style fundraising event for the Jewish Theatre Ensemble's winter mainstage, Side Show.Matt Deitchman, one of the show's two music directors, said performers were selected based on their involvement with Side Show or their voc...

Kids, parents show off their ‘powerful pipes’ at weekly Kids Fare concert series

Lynne Fort

January 9, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

The usual serenity of Alice Millar Chapel was broken Saturday morning by 250 children and parents.Millar, 1870 Sheridan Road, housed Powerful Pipes, the third concert in the 2009-10 Kids Fare series, organized by Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.Kids Fare concerts take place Saturday mornings throughout the a...

Germany home to new environmental study abroad site

Maria LaMagna

January 9, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Northwestern students can now pursue environmental issues in a new study abroad program in Bonn, Germany. Selected students will study at Universitat Bonn each summer and gain firsthand experience working with local companies and organizations to promote renewable and sustainable forms of energy.The summer program, ...

Evanston residents respond to proposed budget cuts

Katie Park

January 9, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Local

Nearly 50 people attended a City Council budget workshop Saturday morning to speak in support of branch libraries and public access television.At the workshop, the first to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-11, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz, Assistant City Manager Marty Lyons and other...

Girls vs. Boys highlights the musical efforts of students and faculty

Lauren Mogannam

January 9, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

The auditorium in Annie May Swift Hall was filled with laughter Sunday night as cast members of Girls vs. Boys became the audience when they caught the first glimpse of the documentary "Girls vs. Boys: The Creation of a New Musical."The documentary showcased the musical, Girls vs. Boys, which premiered...

SHIFT questions interplay of religion, science

Lauren Mogannam

January 9, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Can science and religion co-exist? Communication freshman Steven Monacelli thinks so.Students debated the answer at Northwestern's Secular Humanists for Inquiry and Freethought weekly meeting Sunday. Group members discussed different beliefs and shared opinions about the role of science and religion ...

NU alumna talks YouTube stardom, future plans

Jessica Allen

January 6, 2010


Filed under Alumni

Not long ago, online celebrity "Pumashock" spent her days studying cognitive science and linguistics at Northwestern. While at NU, Natalie White (WCAS ‘03) toured with a band called Funkintelligence, traveled to Los Angeles to star in a reality show and fell in love with Korean culture through th...

ASG enters new quarter ‘crunch time’

Lilia Hargis

January 5, 2010


Filed under Student Government

Associated Student Government senators and executive board members are entering "crunch time" if they want to make a lasting impact on Northwestern, said Speaker of the Senate Samir Pendse at the first ASG Senate meeting of the quarter."Fall Quarter is a quarter of transition, the Weinberg senior said. "Mos...

Antidepressants found to serve dual purpose

Ganesh Thippeswamy

January 5, 2010


Filed under Science & Technology

A Northwestern-led research team recently discovered evidence indicating antidepressants may impact more elements of an individual's psyche than they are prescribed for.The study, published in the December issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, comes nearly 20 years after the psychiatrist Peter Kra...

Report: Newspapers still top choice for obituaries

Lilia Hargis

January 4, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Unlike circulation totals and advertising revenue, obituaries in newspapers are not dying, according to a recent research project by Medill graduate students.The report, "The State of the American Obituary," consisted of a quarter-long study of obituaries, death notices and online memorials by studen...

NU professors appointed to new endowments by Qatar Foundation

Lark Turner

January 4, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Three Northwestern professors have been appointed to endowed chairs by the Qatar Foundation, Al Cubbage, vice president for University relations, said Tuesday. Medill Prof. Frank Mulhern, Communication Prof. Hamid Naficy and Weinberg Prof. Carl Petry were appointed to positions named after the country's he...