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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. outlines America’s environmental outlook

Ray Whitehouse

November 30, 2009


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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke to about 600 people at Cahn Auditorium on Wednesday about America's environmental outlook in a speech titled "The Green Gold Rush: A Vision of Energy Independence, Jobs and National Wealth." Kennedy connected the goals of economic expansion and green initiatives with freedom of...

Fares too high for many international students

Rebecca Cohen

November 30, 2009


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Most years, Fabiano Leal spends New Year's Eve watching fireworks by the lake in Brasilia, Brazil, his hometown. This year the Medill freshman's winter break plans are uncertain."I'm almost sure that I'm not going home, because it would be too expensive," he said.Leal is not the only international student w...

Students, rapper to hit slopes in Colorado

Luke Siuty

November 30, 2009


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This winter break, Northwestern skiers and snowboarders will visit a Gangsta's Paradise while in a winter wonderland.For its annual winter break trip, the Northwestern Ski and Snowboard Club is taking about 760 students to Winter Park, Colo., this December. The trip includes six nights of lodging and f...

Signs highlight discrimination, racial inequalities at NU

Maria LaMagna

November 22, 2009


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At 10:30 a.m. Monday, three girls wearing sandwich boards with provocative signs, each with a different message, walked slowly up Sheridan Road. Students passing by glanced quickly at their signs - "I can't afford a North Face," "I am one of 87 black sophomores," "My top 3 sororities didn't want me," - ...

Groups push to up wages for NU food service, janitorial employees

Rebecca Olles

November 22, 2009


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With the support of student groups such as Alianza, Hillel and the Roosevelt Institute, members of the Northwestern Community Development Corps are working to ensure NU food service and janitorial employees earn a living wage.A living wage is the hourly rate a full-time worker needs to be paid in order ...

DM beneficiary StandUp for Kids aims to help homeless youth

Lilia Hargis

November 22, 2009


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Every Thursday night, Weinberg senior Elizabeth Green and a few other Northwestern students take the El downtown to provide an important service to Chicago's homeless youth: a willingness to listen.Green and the other students go to the Center on Halsted, a community center in Chicago's Lakeview neighborh...

Michael Eric Dyson discusses black community setbacks

Lizzie Rivard

November 22, 2009


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From President Barack Obama's election to Kanye West, Michael Eric Dyson discussed modern representations of black identity at Northwestern on Monday.Dyson was the keynote speaker for the For Members Only annual State of the Black Union Address, "Perception and Reception: Blackness in the Public Eye." FMO...

Fireside to open debate on atheism

Lark Turner

November 22, 2009


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Two professors and an emerging student group want to bring atheism and agnosticism into the religious fold at Northwestern, two belief systems they said they feel have not had a voice on campus.In a recent survey of incoming NU freshmen by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, 33 percent o...

Noyes art show brings body-inspired works

Chris Kirk

November 21, 2009


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The contributing artists of Evanston's latest art exhibition, "Somatic," color the walls of the Noyes Cultural Art Center with a variety of inspirations. Among them: blood cells, viruses, skin, cosmetic surgery and orange fungus.The exhibition, which started on Nov. 18 at the art center, 927 Noyes St....

Panelists raise awareness of clean coal in U.S.

Sarah Eberspacher

November 21, 2009


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At Northwestern Community Development Corps' final fall lecture, one of the panelists spoke about his project: "Topless America."The ongoing project - which raises awareness about mountaintop coal removal - features a documentary, part of which was shown at "Alternative Energy and the American Worker: T...

NU’s Strategic Plan looks to next 10 years

Andrew Scoggin

November 21, 2009


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Northwestern administrators are planning for the next 10 years, this time soliciting the community's input as to NU's future. The University released a framework earlier this month for the next University-wide strategic plan, which is set to take effect at the beginning of 2011 and run through the end o...

Students seek help for mental health

Caroline Dzeba

November 18, 2009


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A study that focuses on the higher rates of depression in Western culture than in Eastern culture is manifesting in another rising trend in the U.S. - more college students are seeking psychological help. The "Healthy Minds" study, spearheaded by University of Michigan Prof. Daniel Eisenberg, found the...