The Daily Northwestern

CTEC, CAESAR could be replaced

Claire Brown

October 11, 2009


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Since early September the Associated Student Government has been at work discussing the possibility of introducing CourseRank, a program similar to Northwestern's CTEC and CAESAR systems, to either take the place of or work with the existing programs.Former ASG President Neal Sales-Griffin, SESP '09,...

NU alumnus, former professor, author dies

Rebecca Olles

October 11, 2009


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Stuart M. Kaminsky, a Northwestern alumnus, professor and noted author, died Friday at a St. Louis hospital. He was 75.Kaminsky, a native Chicagoan, graduated from NU with a Ph.D. in speech in 1972. He taught film and film history at the University from 1973 to 1989.A prolific author, Kaminsky penned ...

Deepak Chopra teaches 2-day Kellogg class

Ali Elkin

October 11, 2009


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At Deepak Chopra's two-day Kellogg executive course, participants were equipped with pads, pencils, highlighters and eight-packs of Crayolas.The crayons were for making "mind maps," abstract webs of thoughts and ideas connected to specific words, including "fun," "success," "leadership" and "opportun...

Science Web site seeks to fill gaps

Clara Lingle

October 11, 2009


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As more niche newspaper sections land on the chopping block for heralded news organizations across the country, the future of science reporting is looking grimmer by the day.A new Web site called Futurity is aiming to pick up some of the slack left behind by declining science coverage. In an effort to...

Panelists discuss economics of higher education

Emilia Barrosse

October 10, 2009


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A relaxed group of economists and academics sat in front of a crowd of more than 200 people in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion on Friday and discussed the role and effects of the economy on higher education. Kicking off the inaugural celebration, the 90-minute symposium was moderated by University Pr...

Green initiative reaches out to national groups

Vasiliki Mitrakos

October 10, 2009


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With schools around the country making an effort to ‘green' their campuses, sustainability-oriented student groups and initiatives are becoming all the more difficult to distinguish. Yet the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, established by former University President He...

John Legend performs in Welsh-Ryan

Rebecca Olles

October 10, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus (Archived)

Screams erupted and flashing camera lights popped from every corner of Welsh-Ryan Arena on Friday night, not for the Northwestern basketball team, but for famed R&B artist John Legend.As part of inauguration week, the six-time Grammy Award winner performed for a crowd of about 4,000 members from the ...

Friedman talks energy, green innovation

Jonah Newman

October 10, 2009


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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman advocated for "speed, scope and scale" in energy innovation during a panel Friday at Northwestern. The panel was one of two academic symposia honoring the inauguration of NU's new University President Morton O. Schapiro.Friedman took the stage in the Henry Cro...

A new chapter’

Emily Glazer and Matt Spector

October 10, 2009


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As former University President Henry Bienen placed the clanking and shining chain of office over University President Morton O. Schapiro's neck, Northwestern's presidency was officially transferred."I'll wear this to breakfast, lunch, football games - this is mine!" Schapiro said, smiling.Along with Scha...

Tech Talk: the latest in NU research

October 10, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), Science & Technology

Olive oil linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's in Feinberg School studyAccording to a new study from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, there may be another reason to love extra-virgin olive oil besides the fact that it promotes good heart health - olive oil may play a role in preventing Alzhe...

Q&A with John Legend

Rebecca Olles

October 10, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus (Archived)

Daily: What were you like in college?Legend: I was more shy than I am now. I got there really young. I was 16, and I had just come from Springfield, Ohio which was a small town. I was younger than everybody so it took me a while to get acclimated, but I think music was the thing that always connected ...

NU student blogged along seven-country itinerary

JuJu Kim

October 7, 2009


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This summer, Sam McAleese completed the trip of a lifetime."The world is entirely too big for its own good, in that there is such a wealth of experience waiting out there for anyone that has the opportunity (in my case, the blessing) to go explore it," McAleese wrote in his final blog post after vis...