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Baas: First-year classes like General Chemistry must provide better materials, resources

Jared Baas, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It all started during Wildcat Welcome. I received an email from Northwestern’s chemistry department saying new General Chemistry students were required to go to the lab resource room and purchase a lab coat and goggles. This...

Dion-Kirschner: This Earth Day, take time to consider environmental inequities

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

April 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

On April 22, the U.S. will celebrate its 48th Earth Day. This day to celebrate and advocate for our planet was established in 1970 by former U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.), who organized environmental teach-ins in collaboration...

Dion-Kirschner: Lessons from scientists’ search for exoplanets

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 22, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets. Researchers believe all of the seven planets in the planetary system TRAPPIST-1 are rocky planets like Earth, rather than gaseous ones like Jupiter, Uranus...

Dion-Kirschner: Organizations can act without government to combat climate change

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Alongside social media accounts and White House web pages, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conference on health and climate change was yet another casualty of America’s new political climate. The conference was...

Dion-Kirschner: President Trump must acknowledge that scientific consensus on climate change is absolute

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

February 7, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2004, a Harvard professor surveyed 928 randomly-selected scientific publications mentioning the phrase “global climate change.” Of these 928 papers, not one countered the theory that human activity is a major cause of climate...

Dion-Kirschner: In 2017, resolve to live greener

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

January 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the start of a new year, and many of us are reevaluating our habits. In the next few weeks, motivated Northwestern students will attempt to hit the gym more or the snooze button less. But the year we’ve left behind was,...

ETHS students pair with Northwestern graduate students to explore science, engineering

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

November 12, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Thirty Evanston Township High School students spent Tuesday at Northwestern shadowing more than 20 NU graduate students, exploring science and engineering outside of the classroom. Kristen Perkins, the NU/ETHS partnership...

Northwestern professor contributes research on one of the oldest skeletons in North America

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 19, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty

A Northwestern scientist is a member of an international team that published a report last Friday about one of the oldest human skeletons found in North America. The report, published in the journal Science, details the work...