The Daily Northwestern

NU Votes gets mention on floor of Congress

Weinberg sophomore Kayla Hammersmith casts her ballot for the 2012 presidential election last Tuesday in Parkes Hall. It was Hammersmith's first time voting.

Zachary Harris, Reporter

November 14, 2012

UVote, a voter registration project started at Northwestern, received more national praise recently when Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) congratulated NU’s efforts on the floor of the House of Representatives. Initiated by the Center for Civic Engagement, UVote began two years ago as NU Votes, a...

Misulonas: Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves

Misulonas: Republicans have nobody to blame but themselves

Joseph Misulonas, Columnist

November 13, 2012

The Republican Party blew the 2012 presidential election. This should have been an easy election for them to win. While President Barack Obama can claim that he has had consistent job growth the last two and a half years, the unemployment rate has been dropping mainly due to millions of workers leaving...

IPR forum analyzes results of 2012 election

Political science Prof. Daniel Galvin, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, discusses the outcome of the 2012 election Monday afternoon. Galvin was one of several speakers who participated in the IPR forum held in Annenberg Hall.

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

November 13, 2012

In a discussion panel analyzing last week’s presidential election, Northwestern professors agreed the adaptability of the Democratic Party to changing demographics, campaigning techniques and social attitudes tipped votes in the party’s favor. The Institute for Policy Research sponsored Monday’s...

Watters: Weighing economic impact of climate change

Watters: Weighing economic impact of climate change

Arabella Watters, Assistant Forum Editor

November 11, 2012

Despite the fact that the election didn’t go the way I had hoped, I’ve decided to focus on the positive from now on. Nothing made me prouder than being able to voice my opinions behind that little automated voter box, and I’ve realized that President Obama got re-elected for a reason and I plan...

‘Game Change’ co-author takes Northwestern students inside ‘relentlessly negative’ campaigns

'Game Change' co-author takes Northwestern students inside 'relentlessly negative' campaigns

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 10, 2012

MSNBC political analyst and "Game Change"  co-author John Heilemann declared Friday that both President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ran presidential campaigns not up to par by either man's standards. In an hour-long talk at the McCormick Tribune Center, Heilemann...