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OK Go announced as Dillo Day opener

OK Go announced as Dillo Day opener

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 27, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Student Entertainment, Top Stories

OK Go, an alternative rock band, will open Dillo Day on Saturday, Mayfest announced Tuesday night. Mayfest teased OK Go on its website Monday night by posting a picture of the treadmills from the band’s Grammy award-winning music video, “Here It Goes Again.” Michael Bass, Mayfest’s director...

FDA details potential plan to grant accelerated approval to Duchenne treatment

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 22, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Latest Stories

The Food and Drug Administration outlined a possible pathway that would grant accelerated approval to a drug with the potential to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the disease Dance Marathon raised more than $1.3 million to fund research for last quarter. The FDA Safety and Innovation Act passed ...

Updated: Dance Marathon selects 2015 executive co-chairs

Paulina Firozi, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Ander Aretakis and David Ryan will be the co-chairs for Dance Marathon 2015, the organization announced Friday. Aretakis and Ryan, both Weinberg juniors, will head the executive board for the 41st year of Dance Marathon. They will succeed executive co-chairs Anna Radoff, a Weinberg senior, and ...

Letter to the Editor: A thank you from the Evanston Community Foundation

Sara Schastok

April 3, 2014


Filed under Dance Marathon 2014, Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

As the quarter gets underway, the Evanston Community Foundation wants to extend our appreciation to every dancer, committee member and executive board member on a hugely successful 40th anniversary Dance Marathon.  We want you to know that the community of Evanston greatly appreciates and applauds your...

‘The miracle is Joseph’: Dance Marathon raises more than $1.3 million in hopes of Duchenne cure

‘The miracle is Joseph’: Dance Marathon raises more than $1.3 million in hopes of Duchenne cure

Paulina Firozi, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Events, Student Groups, Top Stories

When Marissa Penrod got up on stage during the final block of Dance Marathon 2014 and began talking to the crowd about her son, it was the first time in almost 28 hours the tent reached something close to silence. More than 1,000 dancers, DM staff and NU and Evanston community members stood mesmerized...

30 hours in 30 photos: The Best of Dance Marathon 2014

30 hours in 30 photos: The Best of Dance Marathon 2014

March 9, 2014


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Dance Marathon 2014, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily's photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily's staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com.     Dance Marathon came to an end Sunday morning, raising more than...

Dance Marathon 2014: Full 30-Hour Coverage

Dance Marathon 2014: Full 30-Hour Coverage

Daily Northwestern Staff

March 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Student Groups, Top Stories

Dance Marathon 2014 kicked off Friday night and wrapped up Sunday morning. More than 1,500 registered to dance for 30 hours, raising money for Team Joseph, a Detroit-based organization that aims to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This was DM's 40th year, with the 2014 edition...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 10 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 10 recap

Paulina Firozi, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Events, Student Groups

Dancers ran into the tent for the final time this weekend, and started Block 10 holding hands. By the time the final seconds of Dance Marathon counted down, everyone in the tent was again embracing one another, celebrating the end of 30 hours and the final fundraising reveal of $1,385,273. This year’s fundraising total topped the ...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 10 highlights

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 10 highlights

Tanner Maxwell, Digital Media Editor

March 9, 2014


Filed under Dance Marathon 2014, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Watch the biggest moments from Block 10 of Dance Marathon, including the reveal of this year's record-breaking total and the final moments of the event. For more DM coverage, visit https://dailynorthwestern.com/2014/03/09/campus/dance-marathon-2014-full-30-hour-coverage/.

Seniors in 120-hour club recall 4 years of Dance Marathon experience

Seniors in 120-hour club recall 4 years of Dance Marathon experience

Jordan Harrison, Reporter

March 9, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Events, Student Groups

Dancing for 30 hours is exhausting for all, but the end of this year’s Dance Marathon will be bittersweet for those in the 120-hour club. Members of the club, including Communication senior Lindsay Barranco, co-chair of the DM food committee, have participated in DM for all four years of their...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 9 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 9 recap

Ava Wallace, Sports Editor

March 8, 2014


Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Events, Student Groups

When hoards of dancers shuffled into the Dance Marathon tent and sat down, the scene resembled a dinner theater — albeit with a very tired audience — more than it did the beginning of Block 9, Dance Marathon's second-to-last block. Dancers were treated not only to a short dinner break as ...