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Can’t professors just not use textbooks? The answer is a little complicated

Can’t professors just not use textbooks? The answer is a little complicated

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

This story is part of a series investigating textbook costs at Northwestern. In a world without textbooks, professors would have to create all the material for all their classes. In theory, this is possible. In practice, it doesn’t always go so well. Economics Prof. Scott Ogawa writes all the ...

Norris ice rink won’t open this winter, plans iced following budget concerns

Norris ice rink won’t open this winter, plans iced following budget concerns

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

The ice rink at Norris University Center will not open this winter due to budget cuts, the latest University function to fall victim to the deficit. The news comes as University officials attempt to fill a gap of what was once projected to be $62.5 million for last fiscal year. Administrators have...

Hillel to host prayer vigil to commemorate Pittsburgh victims

Hillel to host prayer vigil to commemorate Pittsburgh victims

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Student Groups, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern Hillel will host a vigil tonight to honor and pray for the victims of Saturday’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The event, open to the entire Northwestern community, will start at The Rock at 8:30 p.m. The vigil is a day after Evanston’s Beth Emet The Free Synagogue hosted its...

Alice Walker says culture of individualism needs to change

Alice Walker says culture of individualism needs to change

Pranav Baskar, Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Speakers, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Alice Walker crossed borders and learned new languages to write her new book “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart.” But whether she’s in Evanston, North Dakota or Mexico, her message remains the same: “Be true to whoever you are.” The Chicago Humanities Festival celebrated the arts this...

Netflix prices rise, but subscribers stay

Netflix prices rise, but subscribers stay

Neya Thanikachalam, Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Top Campus Stories

Netflix is ubiquitous among college students. With a devotion to quality original content and old-time classics, the streaming giant is seeing a surge in subscriptions and revenue. Netflix added 6.96 million subscribers and streaming revenue increased 36 percent from last year, according to its October...

Man charged for string of burglaries on Northwestern campus

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, Latest Stories

University Police has arrested a suspect in connection to a string of burglaries this fall. A 22-year-old was taken into custody on charges of burglary and aggravated battery against a police officer, University spokesman Bob Rowley said. The man was booked October 20 in a Cook County jail on $50,000...

Female prisoners disciplined more harshly than male prisoners, Medill investigation finds

Female prisoners disciplined more harshly than male prisoners, Medill investigation finds

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Women in U.S. prisons can be disciplined for low-level offenses up to five times more frequently than their male counterparts, according to a Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications investigation. The investigation, in collaboration with National Public Radio earlier...

Your streaming is at stake: Why net neutrality matters

Your streaming is at stake: Why net neutrality matters

Priyanshi Katare, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Ahead of the November midterm elections, Daily reporters are speaking to voters about issues they’ll take to the polls. In this article, students and professors take on the complexity of net neutrality. The free internet has enabled U.S. residents to roam the web free from selective pricing for a be...

I’m Running: Kellogg alum Cindy Axne competes in ‘must-win’ Iowa race

I’m Running: Kellogg alum Cindy Axne competes in ‘must-win’ Iowa race

Gabby Birenbaum, Web Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Election 2018, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

This profile is part of a series on Northwestern alumni running for Congress. On November 9, 2016, Cindy Axne (Kellogg ‘02), afflicted by pneumonia and concern for the country, stepped out of her West Des Moines, Iowa house to go for a walk. Ten miles later, Axne came to a realization. “I came hom...

Brands are hiring students, rather than celebrities, to sell their products

Brands are hiring students, rather than celebrities, to sell their products

Avi Varghese, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

As Northwestern students scroll through their social media feeds, they may be noticing something odd — instead of seeing sponsored posts by celebrities, they’re seeing brands promoted by their friends. In recent years, companies such as Aerie, Amazon and Google have launched campus brand ambassador...

What textbook companies will do to get professors to buy their product

What textbook companies will do to get professors to buy their product

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Campus Stories

This story is part of a series investigating textbook costs at Northwestern. Mathematics Prof. Eric Zaslow has more than once arrived at work to see a basket of muffins on the math department desk. The gift, more often than not, is from a textbook representative trying to curry favor with the prof...

ASG-funded groups complete CARE training on sexual violence, positive sexuality

ASG-funded groups complete CARE training on sexual violence, positive sexuality

Alison Albelda, Assistant Photo Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Government

Leaders from almost all student groups funded by Associated Student Government completed a training in positive sexuality and survivor support in the spring as part of an effort to fight sexual violence and promote healthy sexuality on campus. Last year, ASG passed a resolution mandating that two...