The Daily Northwestern

University Library evacuated Tuesday due to fire alarm activation

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

January 31, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

University Library was evacuated Tuesday night after smoke in a first floor women’s bathroom set off the fire alarm, according to University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer. The alarm was activated at 7:04 p.m. Tuesday, and...

Graduate School promotes diversity in new strategic plan

Junnie Kwon, Reporter

January 22, 2013

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus

Northwestern’s Graduate School launched its five-year strategic plan this month, with a focus on improving the student experience for graduate students. The plan, “Diversify, Serve, and Engage: Northwestern’s Blueprint...

Date announced for Zielinski’s memorial service

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

January 18, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A memorial service for sociology and Kellogg Prof. Joan Zielinski will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at Alice Millar Chapel, according to a University news release published Wednesday. Zielinski passed away unexpectedly of a heart...

Northwestern researcher finds inactivity to be more important factor than body fat content in childhood obesity

Ally Mutnick, Assistant Campus Editor

January 16, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A new study led by a Northwestern researcher shows inactivity may not affect a child’s amount of body fat, but lack of exercise can increase it greatly. The lead author of the study is Soyang Kwon, an NU research assistant...

Contribution from Martins pushes lakeside athletic complex funding past $70 million

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

January 14, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

A $15 million contribution from J. Landis (Lanny) (Weinberg ’68, JD ’73) and Sharon Martin pushed funding for Northwestern’s planned lakeside athletic complex over $70 million, the University announced today. In honor of th...