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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...

City officials, developers break ground on Trader Joe’s, plan for October opening

City officials, developers break ground on Trader Joe’s, plan for October opening

Manuel Rapada, City Editor

January 31, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

A caged-off Chicago Avenue land lot near two grocery stores will soon be transformed into a Trader Joe’s, with developers hoping for a fall opening. City officials, aldermen and representatives from developer Terraco, Inc., huddled together Thursday to formally break ground at the site, 1211 Chicago...

ASG passes legislation supporting gun control, divestment from fossil fuels

ASG passes legislation supporting gun control, divestment from fossil fuels

Junnie Kwon, Reporter

January 30, 2013


Filed under Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

After a nearly four-hour long meeting with much debate, Associated Student Government passed a resolution to recommend divesting from the coal industry and another to support improved gun regulations. Senators passed the resolution "Establishing Northwestern as a Global Leader in Environmental and...

Memorial service commemorates Zielinski’s life and spirit

Memorial service commemorates Zielinski’s life and spirit

Sammy Caiola, Reporter

January 30, 2013


Filed under Academic, Campus, Top Stories

Friends and family of Joan Zielinski gathered Wednesday at Alice Millar Chapel to mourn the sociology and business professor, who died in December. About 60 people attended the memorial, hosted by the Harvey Kapnick Business Institutions Program. Zielinski worked there for seven years before her...

Evanston officials honor CTA worker killed in Chicago fire

Evanston officials honor CTA worker killed in Chicago fire

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 29, 2013


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

A Chicago Transit Authority employee who frequently worked in Evanston died Jan. 22 in a Chicago fire while saving an elderly woman. Evanston officials mourned the man, John Fasula, last week, remembering him as a hard-working and efficient collaborator with the city. Fasula and another man, Jameel...