The Daily Northwestern

Black-Jewish seder holds ‘modern significance’

Lark Turner and Lark Turner

April 6, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Members of Northwestern's black and Jewish communities gathered in Hardin Hall on Wednesday evening for the eighth annual Black-Jewish Freedom Seder."Tonight we observe a festival of most ancient origin and most modern significance," Communication senior Chizelle Rush said at the opening of the event...

Phil Fest’ celebrates department’s students

Jessia Allen and Maria LaMagna

April 6, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

Northwestern's philosophy department hosted a "public party" Wednesday night to showcase the research of undergraduate students.Six students presented at the event held in Swift Hall, which about 40 people attended. Topics ranged from the existence of God to whether literature is a legitimate form of a...

Northwestern’s Floridians react to Obama’s offshore oil and gas drilling plans

Peter Larson

April 6, 2010


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Students and environmental groups are questioning President Barack Obama's proposal to expand the development of oil and gas resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. A statement from the Obama administration March 31 outlined the expansion of fossil fuel exploration on the U.S. Outer Continent...

Northwestern ASL class may be implemented next year

Lark Turner

April 5, 2010


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

After a year of student campaigning, Northwestern may establish an American Sign Language class in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, bringing the University one step closer to recognizing ASL as a foreign language."This is a really good first step," said Medill junior Tania Karas, the Ameri...

Northwestern’s class of 2014’s acceptance rate drops 4 percent to record low

Stephanie Stack

April 5, 2010


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Northwestern's acceptance rate fell to 23 percent this year, a record low, as application totals rose across the country.The acceptance rate dropped from 27 percent in 2009, according to University data. A record 27,615 students applied to NU, up 2,246 applications from 2009.Applications increased across...

ASG academic, student life VP races kick off

Lauren Kelleher

April 5, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Student Government

They won't be at the forefront of the mudslinging or violation filing during this year's Associated Student Government campaign season, but this year's candidates for academic vice president and student life vice president, when elected, may have the most impact on Northwestern undergraduates.The four cand...

Asian-American performers, TASC bring culture to Norris

Maria LaMagna

April 5, 2010


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Mandarin language, colorful lighting and kazoo characterized the lineup of musical acts that performed at the McCormick Auditorium on Tuesday night.About 150 students, faculty and community members gathered at Norris University Center for "Live in Concert!," a lineup of Asian-American-themed artists p...

Career Development Week guides students toward job hunt resources

Kevin Soter

April 5, 2010


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University Career Services staff members are flooding the Northwestern campus this week as part of an annual event to reach out to students on their way to class, in dining halls and even on Twitter.Career Development Week kicked off Monday with career services staff members standing at The Arch to m...

University agrees to ‘benefits’ for subcontracted workers

Sean Collins Walsh

April 5, 2010


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University administrators agreed to provide subcontracted workers with several "community benefits" Tuesday, marking the first tangible victory for the Northwestern Living Wage Campaign.The eight items include improved shuttle and parking services, continuing education subsidies and full access to the Un...

Held by the Taliban’ journalist David Rohde awarded Medill Medal of Courage

Sarah Eberspacher

April 4, 2010


Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived)

David Rohde of The New York Times was awarded the Medill School of Journalism's Medal for Courage in Journalism for his five-part article series, "Held by the Taliban."The Taliban kidnapped Rohde and Afghan journalist Tahir Luddin, along with an Afghan driver, on Nov. 10, 2008 in Afghanistan as they w...

Moscow State professor Larisa Mikhailov discusses America’s superhero complex

Lauren Kelleher

April 4, 2010


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Larisa Mikhaylova tells the story of a student who was killed while investigating neo-Nazi groups.In Russia, many believe Americans view themselves as superheroes, said Larisa Mikhailov, a professor at Moscow State University.Mikhailov, who teaches in the journalism department at MSU, spoke to about 20 stude...

Saberi publishes book about her life, imprisonment in Iran

Kirsten Salyer

April 4, 2010


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New York - Roxana Saberi (Medill '99) presented her recently released narrative "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran" to an audience of more than 300 in the TimesCenter at The New York Times offices Monday night.The book, released last week, details her experiences reporting and researchi...