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Baseball: Wildcats expect pitching to carry them in Greenville and beyond

Baseball: Wildcats expect pitching to carry them in Greenville and beyond

Alex Putterman, Reporter
February 14, 2013
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories

It’s an unseasonably warm day. The sun has briefly emerged to bathe Evanston, and only patches of dirtied snow linger on the grass. For the time being, puffy jackets are closeted and hoods rest on the backs of sweatshirts. It’s time for baseball. The Wildcats, cooped up indoors for practice...

Kellogg hosts inaugural conference to bring energy, business together

Kellogg hosts inaugural conference to bring energy, business together

Zack Harris, Reporter
February 14, 2013
Filed under Campus, Science & Technology, Student Groups, Top Stories

The Kellogg Energy Club hosted business and political leaders on campus Wednesday as part of the inaugural Kellogg Energy Conference. About 250 students, alumni and conference sponsors attended the all-day conference held at the James L. Allen Center. Attendees included keynote speaker John Bryson, former U...

Therapy dog session aims to reduce students’ midterm stress

Therapy dog session aims to reduce students’ midterm stress

Junnie Kwon, Reporter
February 14, 2013
Filed under Academic, Campus, Student Entertainment, Student Government, Top Stories

The Foster-Walker Complex staff sponsored a therapy dogs session for its residents Wednesday night to alleviate the stressful environment of midterms week. Volunteers for Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy, an Illinois nonprofit corporation of 260 dogs, brought six dogs to the ground floor of Foster-...

Relay for Life announces implementation of theme at benefit concert

Relay for Life announces implementation of theme at benefit concert

Amy Whyte, Reporter
February 13, 2013
Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Northwestern Relay for Life organizers announced at a benefit concert Tuesday night its main event in the spring will have a theme for the first time ever. The theme for the event will be “Decades.” Tegan Reyes, co-president of NU’s Relay for Life, said organizers decided to implement a theme...

Retired Marine warns of security risks posed by energy dependence

Retired Marine warns of security risks posed by energy dependence

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor
February 12, 2013
Filed under Academic, Campus, Science & Technology, Top Stories

A speech Tuesday at the Donald P. Jacobs Center featured two rarities in the world of environmental activism: a conservative advocacy group and a military officer. Former Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard Zilmer spoke to about 75 students from the Kellogg School of Management about the national security...

CTA to suspend Purple Line Express for several days in March, April

CTA to suspend Purple Line Express for several days in March, April

Jia You, Assistant City Editor
February 12, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Top Stories

The Chicago Transit Authority will suspend Purple Line Express service to the Loop for two periods in March and April due to reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River, according to a news release Monday. CTA will suspend service of the Purple Line Express, which services downtown...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s leading rebounder Swopshire out for the season with a knee injury

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern’s leading rebounder Swopshire out for the season with a knee injury

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor
February 12, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Top Stories, Wildcat Extra

Graduate student forward Jared Swopshire will miss the remainder of the 2012- 2013 season due to a knee injury he suffered during Saturday's game against Iowa. Swopshire had arthroscopic knee surgery, a type of surgery generally used to evaluate and treat cartilage within the knee joint, Tuesday. Swopshire...

More changes coming to Wildcat Welcome programming

More changes coming to Wildcat Welcome programming

Amy Whyte, Reporter
February 12, 2013
Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Applications are currently being accepted for peer advisers for Wildcat Welcome 2013, which will implement a number of new programs in an effort to continue improving the transition of incoming classes to Northwestern. Aside from the addition of a new Mental Health Essential NU orientation program,...

Body Acceptance Week begins with discussion of male body image

Body Acceptance Week begins with discussion of male body image

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor
February 12, 2013
Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Body Acceptance Week kicked off Monday with a talk focusing on a topic not often discussed: male body image. Dr. Roberto Olivardia, a clinical psychology instructor at Harvard Medical School, delivered a lecture titled “In Pursuit of Adonis: Male Body Image in Contemporary Culture.” NU's Counseling...

Softball: Northwestern comes home from Arizona winless

Softball: Northwestern comes home from Arizona winless

Josh Walfish, Reporter
February 12, 2013
Filed under Softball, Sports, Spring Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Northwestern was competitive against some of the nation’s best teams — it just couldn’t pull out the victories. The Wildcats lost four of their five games by four runs or fewer and came home from Tempe, Ariz., with no wins. It was a disappointing start for a team that returned most of the starters...

ESPN journalist, Northwestern athletic community celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

ESPN journalist, Northwestern athletic community celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor
February 11, 2013
Filed under Campus, Career, Student Entertainment, Top Stories

In celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, ESPN journalist Sarah Spain spoke to the Northwestern athletic community and dozens of young female athletes from the Chicago area about the lasting positive influence of sports on women. The event, the University's second annual celebration...