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Clifton: Surviving Dillo Day for dummies

Derrick Clifton

May 21, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Well, it's almost that time of the year again. For many, Dillo Day is the the last chance to be completely escandaloso with friends at NU before some of us prepare for a heaping spoonful of the real world via graduation/work or...

Swiatek: Tech land is starting to look bubbly again

Greg Swiatek

May 18, 2011

Filed under Columns

Microsoft's unexpected announcement last week that it intends to purchase Skype raised more than a few eyebrows. Analysts' and investors' skepticism is justified and understandable for a few reasons. First, Microsoft is set to...

Hayden: Dinner with Morty doesn’t disappoint

Tom Hayden

May 14, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I recently ate dinner at Morty Schapiro's house with some 40 or so other people for some reason or another. Before you shout "stop bragging, you jerk," let me note that in the coming years, this will not be such a special in...

Booth: Entitlement gone awry on college campuses

Samantha Booth

May 13, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Okay. Ya'll aren't going to like this. Hey, it's a bitter pill. But it needs to be said - maybe not for your enjoyment, but at least for my sanity. I mean, that's the purpose of this column, right? Of course it is. While I pr...

Carson: When bad PR hits, it’s every man for himself

Mike Carson

May 7, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

So I'll be the one who asks it out loud - do you think professors John Michael Bailey and David Protess ever get together for a beer? You could understand if either might have felt like crawling into a bottle at times over the ...

Hayden: I went to a party and a horse race broke out

Tom Hayden

May 6, 2011

Filed under Columns

We walked up to the gates of Churchill Downs, unsure of what to expect inside but certain it would get weird at the least. The only thing I'd heard about the Kentucky Derby was that it was a raucous party and not much else, fr...

Booth: Facebook etiquette for the oblivious

Samantha Booth

May 6, 2011

Filed under Columns

Hey, kids. It's week seven, so let's be real, I'm tired, you're tired and I'm out of column ideas -- even though writing and complaining are my two greatest loves in life. And when I say out of ideas, I mean dead out of ideas. Ye...

Mitrakos: Giannoulias will enhance the classroom

Vasiliki Mitrakos

May 3, 2011

Filed under Columns

Former Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will teach a political science course at Northwestern in the fall about the systematic challenges campaigning brings to good governing. The course, titled Campaigning vs. Leading, fo...

Kurtz: Bin Laden’s death good; Al-Qaeda’s decline better

Michael Kurtz

May 3, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Osama bin Laden fully deserved to die. I got the news whilst at SPAC that night, and proceeded to laugh and cackle and hoot and holler and sing and saunter my way down Sheridan. The cathartic combination of post-workout endorphins, re...

Swiatek: Obama right to withhold Osama photos

Greg Swiatek

May 3, 2011

Filed under Columns

Not even three hours after I watched President Obama announce that Osama bin Laden was dead, I read the first conspiracy theory surrounding the terrorist leader's death. In order to quell the controversy, many called for the U....