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Schapiro continues visibility effort on campus

Lauren Kelleher

October 7, 2009


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On move-in day for the class of 2013, University President Morton O. Schapiro wandered around campus in a shirt and tie, introducing himself to surprised students and their parents as "Morty."The tie, Schapiro's wife Mimi said, was to ensure that no one would ask him to move boxes.This sense of humor i...

One Book, One Chicago, one NU

Lilia Hargis

October 7, 2009


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This fall, Chicagoans are turning to a Northwestern professor's book to learn about the origins of the city they know and love.As part of the centennial celebration of Daniel Burnham's 1909 "Plan of Chicago," the Chicago Public Library chose NU Prof. Carl Smith's book, "The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Bu...

NU event highlights Schapiro

Rebecca Olles

October 7, 2009


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A roll of quarters from Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, a supply of warm clothes from the Northwestern Alumni Association and a picture of the Rock from the Associated Student Government.University President Morton O. Schapiro received these items as part of a NU survival kit at the "Celebrate Northwest...

Schapiro warms to NU community at inauguration

Staff reports

October 7, 2009


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As former Northwestern President Henry Bienen placed the clanking and shining Chain of Office over Northwestern President Morton Schapiro's neck, NU's presidency was officially transferred."I'll wear this to breakfast, lunch, football games - this is mine!" Schapiro said, smiling.Along with Schapiro's ...

Friedman urges receiving ‘right education’ at inaugural lecture

Staff reports

October 7, 2009


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Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman addressed thousands of Northwestern community members as the guest speaker for the inauguration of his friend, President Morton O. Schapiro, on Friday afternoon.Friedman discussed three global trends in the Great Recession: economic, envi...

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, ...

Williams, Duke allow more leniency with alcohol

Andrew Scoggin

October 6, 2009


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Kegs in Deering Field. Beer pong in the lounges of 1835 Hinman. Drunk intramural softball games.This is probably not what comes to mind when students think of Northwestern - the school does not actively endorse or encourage the drinking of alcoholic beverages on or near campus.But inevitably, for most student...

Senior spirit

October 6, 2009


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Seniors (from right to left) Kerry Shannon, Senior Week Chairman Dan Innamorati and Liz Letke roast marshmallows at the Lakefill on Wednesday night. The Class of 2010 held a bonfire to kick off the year's Senior Week events, which will culminate in June's week-long slate of activities for the graduating c...

NU box company to expand

Lynne Fort

October 6, 2009


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Economics major Li Jiang isn't just studying money; he's helping to rake it in.The Weinberg senior is one of the co-founders of Campus Solutions, a student-run storage company exclusive to Northwestern. Since its founding in 2007, when the company served 200 customers, its base has grown to nearly 80...

Columnist reports back from Iran

Clara Lingle

October 6, 2009


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The aftermath following Iran's disputed election last June was watched by much of the world online. YouTube clips showed Iranian citizens holding mass demonstrations in the streets of Tehran, and Twitter feeds streamed news of policy brutality and voter fraud.But Roger Cohen, a columnist for the New Y...

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...