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Religious majors, minors to be instated

Nathalie Tadena

October 5, 2009


Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived)

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...

African innovator gives inspirational talk

Caroline Dzeba

October 3, 2009


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After facing nearly insurmountable challenges of famine and poverty, William Kamkwamba saved his Malawian community by constructing a homemade windmill out of junkyard material.Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, who co-authored the book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Ho...

GreekBuild finishes first building project

Jessica Allen

October 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

Between February and June, about 250 Northwestern students commuted about an hour each way to build a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Waukegan, Ill.The result of their sweat and effort was finally revealed as about 100 students and Waukegan community members gathered under a sunless sky Saturday, wi...

LatiNU brings students closer with Latin culture

Sarah Eberspacher

October 3, 2009


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During the course of Friday night, the roughly 300 students and community members who attended the night's Festival LatiNU swayed to the rhythmic beats of Latin music and navigated from table to table of steaming rice, beans and guacamole."People dance until they get tired or until the band quits," sa...

Big Bite Nite sees more students, vendors involved

Stephanie Louise Lu

October 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived)

From Oak to Chicago avenues, University Place to Grove Street, Evanston restaurants welcomed a purple crowd of Northwestern students to their establishments Sunday.The purple-clad torrent of hungry students was part of Big Bite Night, an annual event allowing students to try bite-sized foods from a ...

NU grad returns to direct SafeRide

Amanda Laabs and Amanda Laabs

September 27, 2009


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After graduating last spring, Paul David Shrader is back on campus, but this time as the new SafeRide Coordinator. As an undergraduate, he once attempted to anonymously organize a school-wide snowball fight, took a risky and impulsive midnight trip to a South Side fast-food chicken restaurant with be...

University Press stays active despite budget losses

Christina Salter and Christina Salter

September 27, 2009


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Timi Chu/The Daily NorthwesternDespite the looming budget pressures present at Northwestern and universities across the country, NU has pledged to keep its University press running - though significant changes are in the works.TriQuarterly, the University's long-running literary journal, will transition t...

Student film focuses on texting during driving

Olivia Wainhouse and Olivia Wainhouse

September 27, 2009


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In the plot of a new film, two high school students spend their time flirting through text-messaging until a "surprising, shocking accident" changes everything.The film, called "Message Received," is a work-in-progress of Communication senior Karolyn Szot. When Szot was a sophomore at Northwestern, she discovered ...