The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern adds four ‘green’ vehicles to fleet

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter

November 18, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

To reduce Northwestern’s carbon footprint, the University has added four Polaris Global Electric Motorcars to its motor fleet. The electric vehicles, currently in use by Facilities Management, are part of a sustainNU initiative...

Northwestern Medicine study finds new gene linked to lung cancer

Hayley Glatter, Managing Editor

November 11, 2015

Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a new gene correlated with lung cancer tumor formation and metastasis. In a study published Nov. 3 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, scientists show that the suppression...

Crowdsourcing platform launches seven new projects with student groups

Leo Ji, Reporter

October 21, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

Catalyzer, an online fundraising initiative for Northwestern, added seven new fundraising campaigns for student groups to help them expand both at home and abroad. The Kickstarter-esque platform is powered by ScaleFunder, a...

ESports Club looks to expand following 2015 Wildcat Excellence Award

Leo Ji, Reporter

October 18, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology, Student Entertainment, Student Groups

ESports Club, which started as two gaming groups unrecognized by University administrators, has earned the 2015 Wildcat Excellence Award for Outstanding New Student Organization. The student group for video gamers now plans...

Feinberg study shows bilingual website raises awareness of kidney donations for Hispanics, Latinos

Peter Kotecki, Assistant Campus Editor

October 12, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A new bilingual website increased Hispanic and Latino individuals’ knowledge about kidney donations and transplantation, a study from Northwestern Medicine and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois found. The website,...

NU-Q researchers look at Middle East social media landscape

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A survey this year from Northwestern’s Qatar campus found that Middle Eastern countries are seeing more optimism and less online criticism. The researchers looked at media use in Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Tunisia and the United...

NU students, faculty lead data collection for Sunday’s Chicago Marathon

Alice Yin, Campus Editor

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology

A team of Northwestern students and faculty released a mobile version of its multi-year data visualization project for Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. Led by McCormick Prof. Karen Smilowitz, the research team has been employing...

Feinberg study aims to improve student health

Kelley Czajka, Reporter

October 11, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

The Feinberg School of Medicine launched a study this fall to assess the effectiveness of mobile devices in preventing college students from losing healthy behaviors. The study, called NU You, will track students’ habits...

NU joins in National Day of Action on climate change

Darby Hopper and Rachel Frazin

October 4, 2015

Filed under Campus, Science & Technology, Student Groups

Environmentalist Wendy Abrams (Kellogg ‘90) started the national organization “Know Tomorrow” with the hope of bringing millennials into the conversation about climate change. Today, Know Tomorrow is a nonprofit campaign...

NU pharmaceutical spinoff aims to treat brain disorders

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology

A Northwestern spinoff company that produces antidepressants was acquired in July by pharmaceutical company Allergan for an initial $560 million. The scientists and researchers behind the company, Naurex, hope to continue their...