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Wildcat Extra: Oct. 26

Wildcat Extra: Oct. 26

Matt Mays, Tanner Maxwell, and Christine Nguyen

October 26, 2013


Filed under Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Sports reporters Rohan Nadkarni and Alex Putterman return this week to discuss Northwestern's match-up against Iowa. With the Wildcats failing to meet expectations, the two have very different predictions for today's game.

Officials look forward to new Student Organizations Resource Center in Norris

Officials look forward to new Student Organizations Resource Center in Norris

Paulina Firozi, Managing Editor

October 25, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Just a few weeks ago, the large office overlooking Lake Michigan on the third floor of Norris University Center was just walls and many boxes. Now, the freshly painted space has seen some new blue couches and a colorful sign outside that reads “CSI, welcome to your new room with a view.” The new...

Psychology professor hosts ‘beauty sickness’ TED Talk

Psychology professor hosts ‘beauty sickness’ TED Talk

Steven Montero, Sports Editor

October 25, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Faculty, Top Stories

Don’t tell little girls they look pretty. This is one solution to "beauty sickness" that psychology Prof. Renee Engeln spoke about at her TED Talk on Monday at the University of Connecticut. Beauty sickness is the constant worry over outside appearances and a compulsion to perfect the body and h...

Student groups give children Halloween experience at Project Pumpkin

Student groups give children Halloween experience at Project Pumpkin

Rosalie Chan, Reporter

October 24, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Halloween came early to Norris University Center on Thursday as more than 70 Northwestern student groups volunteered their time and hosted activities for children at Project Pumpkin. Evanston families and Chicago area after-school programs like Project JAM and YOU attended the event, planned annually...

John Evans Study Committee offers first opportunity for public feedback

John Evans Study Committee offers first opportunity for public feedback

Tyler Pager, Reporter

October 23, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Emotions ran high Wednesday night at University Library as the John Evans Study Committee held an open forum to give an update on its research, answer questions and take suggestions from the Northwestern community. Provost Dan Linzer formed a study committee last year to investigate the role University founder John Evans played in the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre and whether NU benefitted...

ASG Senate unanimously confirms Thaddeus Tukes to top diversity position

ASG Senate unanimously confirms Thaddeus Tukes to top diversity position

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

October 23, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Associated Student Government Senate unanimously approved sophomore Thaddeus Tukes at its meeting Wednesday as associate vice president of diversity and inclusion, a position that has been vacant since Spring Quarter. "I think he's fantastic," said student life vice president Anna Kottenstette, a Commu...

Tisdahl praises Schapiro on town-gown relations

Tisdahl praises Schapiro on town-gown relations

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 23, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said Wednesday evening that town-gown relations are better than they have ever been, crediting University President Morton Schapiro with helping turn around the historically contentious relationship between the city and Northwestern. "The good news about Northwestern is tha...

Volleyball: Northwestern rallies to topple a giant Illinois

Volleyball: Northwestern rallies to topple a giant Illinois

David Lee, Reporter

October 23, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball

Northwestern (13-8, 5-4 Big Ten) showed immense mental toughness Wednesday night as it overcame an enormous 0-2 hole to emerge victorious over conference rival Illinois (8-11, 4-5) in a five-set thriller. The Wildcats’ first two sets were plagued with poor front-row execution. Their mistimed bloc...

Montgomery given scholarship as video goes viral

Montgomery given scholarship as video goes viral

Alex Putterman, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

It’s been a good week for James Montgomery III. First the Northwestern senior received a hard-earned athletic scholarship, then he got 15 minutes of fame. At a team meeting Thursday, coach Chris Collins surprised Montgomery by informing the former walk-on he will be on full scholarship for...

Actor Adrian Grenier kicks off Green Cup with environmentalism talk

Actor Adrian Grenier kicks off Green Cup with environmentalism talk

Elizabeth Kim, Reporter

October 23, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

For actor and activist Adrian Grenier, environmentalism is hardly a full-time job. Grenier started off his talk Tuesday night at Cahn Auditorium describing himself as an “environmental-ish,” as opposed to an environmentalist. “I am not an expert, but I have done my darndest as a layman to...

Former president Henry Bienen discusses educational disparities at panel

Former president Henry Bienen discusses educational disparities at panel

Tyler Pager, Reporter

October 23, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

In the affluent Chicago suburb of Winnetka, New Trier Township High School boasts an average ACT score of 27.5. On the city's south side, students at the W.R. Harper High School average just 15 on the test. These discrepancies were the starting point for a panel Tuesday night at Harris Hall featuring...

University Library puts Mac charger loan service on hold

University Library puts Mac charger loan service on hold

Edward Cox, Reporter

October 22, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Students without laptop chargers in University Library will find their Apple computer batteries on life support after the circulation desk's last available rental charger came back broken last week. The library began loaning out chargers last year in an endeavor supported by more than $1,000 from...