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Family turns to Syrian social networks for information about James Foley

Family turns to Syrian social networks for information about James Foley

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 6, 2013


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Top Stories

The family of freelance journalist James Foley (Medill '08) announced Tuesday they were turning to social media websites in Syria and the surrounding region for information about his location, 75 days after he was abducted in the country. Foley was kidnapped by an unidentified gunman on Nov. 22,...

Football: Fitzgerald wary of future Signing Days

Football: Fitzgerald wary of future Signing Days

Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Editor

February 6, 2013


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Life as a football coach used to be simple. But just as college football offenses evolved from three yards and a cloud of dust to spread, pistol, wildcat, air-it-out offenses, college football recruiting has expanded from a simple process to a high-stakes game of national intrigue, with recruiting...

Updated: Northwestern announces five-year athletic partnership with Chicago Cubs

Updated: Northwestern announces five-year athletic partnership with Chicago Cubs

Rohan Nadkarni, Sports Editor

February 5, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Sports Blogs, Top Stories, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs announced on Tuesday a five-year partnership, linking the athletic and marketing arm­s of NU and the Cubs through 2017. The deal creates cross-promotional opportunities for each organization, and NU will be using Wrigley Field for multiple sporting events, including...

Local Democrats call for pension reform

Local Democrats call for pension reform

Jia You, Assistant City Editor

February 5, 2013


Filed under City, Politics, State, Top Stories

Illinois needs to implement structural reforms in order to solve its pension problem, a group of local Democrats said at a town hall meeting Monday night. State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston),Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) and Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin jointly...

Northwestern graduation rate double national average despite economic downturn

Northwestern graduation rate double national average despite economic downturn

Zack Harris, Reporter

February 4, 2013


Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Career, Top Stories

Although new reports show nearly half of students currently enrolled in college in the United States will not graduate within six years, enrollment numbers from the past several years show that Northwestern defies the national average.   Released late last month, the American Dream 2.0 report exami...

Northwestern senior to bike across country this summer

Northwestern senior to bike across country this summer

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

February 4, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

While the rest of Northwestern’s Class of 2013 listens to renowned ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov at this year’s Commencement ceremony, Weinberg senior Emily Hittner will be on her way toward completing a countrywide bike trip. This summer Hittner, who is president of NU’s Habitat for Humanity...

Wrestling: White making most of opportunity

Wrestling: White making most of opportunity

Josh Walfish, Reporter

February 4, 2013


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports, Wrestling

Garrison White's big debut on the college scene wasn't supposed to happen until next year. The freshman was working through a successful redshirt season when senior Levi Mele suffered a season-ending injury. Not wanting to forfeit an entire weight class for the rest of the season, coach Drew Pariano burned...

Northwestern receives $6 million gift for new Bienen and Communication building

Northwestern receives $6 million gift for new Bienen and Communication building

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

February 4, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

A significant alumnus gift for the new Bienen School of Music and School of Communication building currently under construction south of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall has given the building’s recital hall a new name. The Robert W. Galvin Foundation made a $6 million donation to the new building, confirmed...

U.S. Department of Education affirms equal access to sports for disabled students

U.S. Department of Education affirms equal access to sports for disabled students

Jia You, Assistant City Editor

February 3, 2013


Filed under City, Education, National, Top Stories

Cerebral palsy has not stopped Aaron Holzmueller from developing his athletic talents. The seventh-grader represents the track team of Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School at district meets, participates in running and swimming competitions with the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association and has clinched...

Kellogg students analyze Super Bowl ads for effectiveness and creativity

Kellogg students analyze Super Bowl ads for effectiveness and creativity

Zachary Elvove, Reporter

February 3, 2013


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Student Groups, Top Stories

Tide's "Miracle Stain" ad earned the top mark at the ninth annual Kellogg Superbowl Advertising Review on Sunday, according to a press release published by Kellogg after the game. The ninth annual Kellogg Super Bowl Advertising Review analyzed the ads for creativity and effectiveness Sunday, while...

Former Northwestern football player drops out of Congressional race

Former Northwestern football player drops out of Congressional race

Edward Cox, Reporter

February 1, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

After talking to his wife Tuesday, Congressional candidate Napoleon Harris said he went to sleep confident he had the race in the bag. The Northwestern alumnus (Communication ‘02) was running for the seat vacated by then-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who resigned in November. But on Wednesday,...

Northwestern students address racial profiling concerns at workshop

Northwestern students address racial profiling concerns at workshop

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 1, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Groups, Top Stories

Michael Guerrero just wanted a McGriddle at 5 in the morning. But a quick trip down the street from his home to McDonald’s was put on hold when a Chicago police officer pulled him over and “yanked” him out of his car. “Two hours before, shots were fired,” the SESP junior said. “Because...