The Daily Northwestern

In the lab

Ganesh Thippeswamy

February 23, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

NU wins government grant to ease doctors' transition to electronic recordsA multimillion-dollar governmental grant awarded to Northwestern last year may help increase the number of physicians who decide to adopt and effectively use electronic medical records.The new initiative is funded by the Health In...

Supporters ‘rally, rant and rage’ for living wage

Vasiliki Mitrakos

February 23, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

"We will rally, rant and rage, till we see a living wage," chanted about 300 students, faculty and community members as they gathered by the Arch to support living wages for Northwestern's sub-contract workers. Bracing 27-degree weather, demonstrators gathered Wednesday afternoon, chanting and holding do...

President Morton Schapiro talks religion in universities at Sheil

Maria LaMagna

February 22, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

University President Morton O. Schapiro addressed the "Impact of Faith on the College Campus" during a fireside chat at Sheil Catholic Center Tuesday.University President Morton O. Schapiro said he is so comfortable discussing the role of religion in higher education, critics have called him a "religious nu...

SPAC thefts leave some uneasy

Jessica Allen

February 22, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Henri Pierre-Jacques said he thought he had been careful.The Weinberg freshman had locked his valuables while he worked out at the Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center earlier this quarter, he said.When he went back to his locker, about $20, a watch and a phone were taken, but a laptop and wallet were ...

Law students win first at National Trial Competition

Claire Brown

February 22, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A team of students from Northwestern's School of Law won first place in the Midwest Regional Finals of the National Trial Competition last week."It's always tough to win a competition so no one can ever expect it," said Prof. Steven Lubet, School of Law faculty advisor to the trial team. "We have a ve...

School of Law ranked No. 1 in National Law Journal report

Claire Brown

February 22, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's School of Law has the highest percentage of graduates landing positions at the nation's largest law firms, according to new research compiled by The National Law Journal.The rankings, which were published Monday, showed NU's law graduates were often hired in their first year out of sc...

Political activist, author brings controversial opinions to NU

Justin Nam

February 22, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Political activist and author David Swanson said in a talk at Technological Institute Tuesday that government is "broken" and corrupt.Swanson spoke to members of the Northwestern community and the Evanston Neighbors For Peace to promote his new book and share his political views.The author of "Daybr...

ARTica Studios a ‘hidden gem’ offering various art services

February 22, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Vivienne Edmister said she blows off steam by throwing pots.Edmister, the assistant scenic artist for Northwestern's Theatre and Interpretation Center, often goes to Norris University Center's Underground in the evenings to work with clay at ARTica Studios."It's more of a Zen thing, sort of like pla...

85 Broads aims to attract new members

S.K. Dachowitz

February 22, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Targeting women involved or interested in business fields, 85 Broads was launched in 1997 by members of Goldman Sachs.The group's name refers to 85 Broad St., the address of the investment banking firm's headquarters in New York City. Northwestern's chapter of the organization, a self-described "global n...

Northwestern grads move from Shanley to Steppenwolf

Alexandra Rudansky

February 21, 2010


Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

Several Northwestern Communication alumni have graduated to the next stage of their careers. Jake Cohen, Govind Kumar and Alison Siple are new additions to the cast and crew of "A Separate Peace," the most recent production by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.The play, based on the novel by John K...

Innocence Project’s case still unresolved

Jessica Allen

February 21, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Hopes for the end of a five-month legal battle between the Medill Innocence Project and the Cook County State's Attorney's office faltered Monday.The state and lawyers from the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern School of Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic were summoned to court. After the heari...

Transportation video wins first place award

Lark Turner

February 21, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

A Northwestern video that tracks transportation using the "Where's George?" Web site won first place in the non-interactive media category at the 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.The video, titled "Follow the Money: Human Mobility and Effective Communities," was produ...