The Daily Northwestern

Wealthy elite influence government policy more than average voters, study finds

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Campus Editor

April 17, 2014

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A Northwestern professor co-authored a study quantifying the disparity between the influence of affluent and average voters on U.S. government policy. The study, scheduled to be published later this year, was co-authored ...

Northwestern stays No. 4 in Lumosity smartest school rankings

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

November 20, 2013

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern held steady at No. 4 in Lumosity’s annual rankings of the country’s smartest colleges. NU trails Washington University in St. Louis, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University. Last...

Northwestern holds steady at 12 in U.S. News college rankings

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

September 9, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern is the 12th best college in the nation for the sixth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report. The publication released its annual college rankings Monday night. NU tied for 12th with Johns Hopkins University. ...

Northwestern improves to 17th in Forbes ranking

Annie Bruce, Summer Reporter

July 25, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Northwestern moved up five spots to No. 17 in Forbes' annual ranking of the best colleges in the country Wednesday. Stanford University, followed by Pomona College and Princeton University, topped this year’s list. NU...

Letter to the Editor: Schapiro’s vow to stop signing, answering petitions heightens chances of missing important issues

May 12, 2013

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Last week, President Morton Schapiro co-authored an article in the Wall Street Journal titled "We Didn't Sign at the Office" vowing to neither sign onto nor answer petitions. We understand that the "the number of signatures or...

Northwestern tops list of schools for wealthy women alumni

Junnie Kwon, Reporter

March 6, 2013

Filed under Alumni, Campus

A study conducted by a market research firm showed that Northwestern has the highest percentage of wealthy alumnae in comparison to 18 other universities, including Harvard University and Princeton University. The firm, Wealth-X,...

Northwestern partners with Coursera to continue online education development

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 22, 2013

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Coursera, a digital platform for massive open online courses. The University’s foray into the growing field of MOOCs, along with 28 other American and global institutions,...