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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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...