Stories by Alex Nitkin
What's the meaning behind the Dancer Relations shirts?
Dancers were visited by representatives of the Danny Did Foundation, last year's DM beneficiary.
During Block 4 dancers were shown a pump-up video featuring words of encouragement from Today Show anchors Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist.
We asked for one word updates on how you were feeling between blocks three and four.
Take a sneak peek at the cover story from our Winter 2014 magazine before it hits campus this Thursday.
"It gets me every goddamn time."
In photos: Top Chef, DM's annual culinary competition, was held on the Norris ground floor this weekend.
The Dance Marathon 2013 hosts talked about their connections to the Danny Did Foundation, keeping enthusiasm up and their favorite moves.
In a meeting that ran over four hours, ASG approved a bill comprised of extensive campaign and election reform.
We sat down with Tom Stanton to talk Danny Did, Dance Marathon and epilepsy research.
The proposal involves two requirements that all students would have to complete within their first two years: taking a "social inequalities and diversities" class and being involved in a "co-curricular" program outside of class.
ASG held an open forum Tuesday, as per constitutional requirement, to discuss proposed changes to the ASG constitution, though the event did not end up including a discussion as no students attended.
North by Northwestern spoke with Weinberg sophomore Madeline Miller, a SEED executive board member and chair of Green Cup 2013, to ask how SEED hopes to use Green Cup to change the way students view environmental issues.
Two preservation groups dropped their lawsuit regarding the city's decision to not grant Prentice Women's Hospital landmark status.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted Thursday to revoke the building's landmark status for the second time since November.
ASG's new petition cites the negative health effects of fossil fuels and urges the University to commit more to renewable energy.
Kellogg marketing professor Derek Rucker discussed Super Bowl advertising.
Gov. Pat Quinn and President Schapiro announced Friday morning that Evanston has been selected for a $1 million grant to bring ultra-high speed internet to the city.
Updated: Dec. 14 at 12:10 p.m.Duke University Senior Associate Dean Todd Adams will join Northwestern's upper administration as dean of students winter quarter, Adams confirmed Thursday night.
Updated at 3:40 p.m.Early decision applications for the class of 2017 climbed to 2,625 this year, more than double the number received just five years ago, in 2007.
Professor Loren Ghiglione follows the course an American hero’s lifelong odyssey.
Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) exec selected Weinberg juniors Demetri Elias and Chloe Woodhouse to be the 2013 emcees.
As of January 2013 undergraduate students will be able to study abroad in Israel through a University program, the Study Abroad Office announced in a press release.
Northwestern trustee Ben Slivka released a statement Thursday apologizing for a widely-circulated Facebook argument he initiated with a student.
This December students will flock to the Steamboat Springs, Colo. resort for a skiing and snowboarding fix.
The Evanston City Council will vote Monday on an ordinance that would hold landlords to higher standards of maintenance.
Updated at 11:34 p.m. Wilmette Police recovered the body of McCormick sophomore Harsha Maddula, who had last been seen Friday ...
View Harsha Maddula Timeline in a larger map. Production by Katherine Mirani / North by Northwestern. Updated: Feb. 26 at ...
Image courtesy of Northwestern News Center. The University announced plans Saturday to build several new athletic facilities on North Campus, ...
Mexican American bistro Frontera Fresco will move into the ground floor of Norris University Center in late October, the University ...
A group of students represented Occupy NU at this weekend's NATO protests in downtown Chicago.
Members of Kaibigan, dedicated to presenting Filipino culture to campus, painted the Rock Wednesday night for their annual "Pinoy Show," set for this Saturday.
Students from NU's Qatar campus painted the Rock Monday to celebrate the campus's first graduation ceremony last week.
Students for Justice in Palestine painted the Rock Sunday for May 14, the 64th anniversary of what the group considers "the beginning of the occupation of Palestine."
The Rock went rainbow Friday in support of gender neutral housing. Includes pictures from the meeting that followed.
Zeta Tau Alpha painted the Rock Friday to advertise their annual spring philanthropy, "Light the Way," a candle-lit march and vigil.
Theta left its mark on the Rock to promote their philanthropy competition, "Mr. Casanova."
The Rock was painted Saturday night to advertise the Northwestern Community Development Corps' (NCDC) Art Fest, then defaced by an anonymous person.
Brothers of the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia painted the Rock on Thursday to advertise Harmony Fest, their yearly benefit concert and philanthropy.
The "I Agree with Markwell" campaign has elicited a wide range of student reactions both on NBN and elsewhere. We chronicle some of the most notable responses.
Religious groups painted the Rock Tuesday to advertise for a forum on faith and science.
Members of the African Students Association (ASA) painted the Rock Thursday night in honor of African awareness month.
The Shao-Stewart campaign members painted the candidates' now-ubiquitous speech bubble logo on the Rock Wednesday night.
Students representing the Northwestern Admissions Office painted the Rock Friday to in an attempt to grow their army of tour guides.
The International Student Association painted the Rock Thursday to advertise for the ISA World Cup, a 32-team soccer tournament held by the student organization.
Newspapers may be a dying industry, but I won’t be happy until they’re dead and buried in the dusty annals of history.
DM's Public Relations Committee keeps dancers in, intruders out.
The dancers are still dancing. And we're still taking pictures of them.
Students painted a special birthday message for Communication senior Nisha Garg on the Rock Thursday night, only to have it erased by a wintry storm within hours.
Board of Trustees member Phillip Harris addressed a small student-attended roundtable Tuesday regarding pleas for a new student center, among other projects.
Members of the Muslim Cultural Student Association painted the Rock Sunday to advertise "Discover Islam Week," which starts Monday.
Anyone walking past the Rock Wednesday may have noticed that the mysterious "Loj" had been replaced by even more mysterious letters.
Sunday night’s diversity discussion with Northwestern’s top administration may have aimed to encourage civil dialogue, but tension in McCormick Auditorium ...
An unknown party scrawled “Loj” on the Rock Thursday, referencing either imperfectly the recent closure of Chi Psi’s Northwestern chapter or perfectly an obscure planet in Star Wars.
Pledges of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity painted their letters on the Rock and their names on the surrounding wall Wednesday night in an effort to make their presence better known on campus.
What most viewers don’t know is that the video was produced and released by the university itself.
Former Peer Advisers paint the rock to encourage more students to apply to be PAs.
SASA took advantage of the nicer weather to dress down the Rock for their annual show.
Harvard University Professor Steven Pinker will speak Feb. 20, kicking off a new series about contemporary thought. The Undergraduate Budget Priorities Committee invited him to try to increase campus intellectual engagement.
With TKOE out of commission, students flocked to the Keg's former competitor Nevin's. Photo by North by Northwestern. For Kurtis ...
Northwestern's newest fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, made its presence on campus known Friday when members decorated the Rock with its letters and colors.
"Because in the world of the Internet, where my fingers will fall off and manicure each other before they run out of room to type, that goddamn bird taught me the hard way to stay tethered to that 140-character leash."
The 70th annual Dolphin Show director, Emily Maltby, spoke with North by Northwestern Sunday about directing a large cast musical, and what 42nd Street means to her.
One freshman finds his preconceived notions of fraternity life to ring false in "real college."
"We just wanted to paint it for fun," said Weinberg Junior Nathan Abelman, who helped guard the Rock Thursday night. "Just for the experience of it."
This year's Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables stressed the importance of versatility and self-motivation for students seeking success.
Photo by Ariana Bacle Netta-Lee Lax is a thrill seeker. What the Medill sophomore does, and has done since she ...
At 10 p.m. Thursday night, two prospective brothers of Phi Kappa Psi were enduring freezing wind and snow to guard the Rock for their fraternity.
Tulsky directs Medill Watchdog, which teaches dedicated students investigative reporting skills and published its first report recently in the New York Times. He sat down with North by Northwestern Thursday.
SESP junior Matt Davis is taking over the reins of the Northwestern College Republicans for this quarter after the group’s ...
Tufaan Entertainment whitewashed the Rock Sunday night to advertise "Dance World," a competition between seven dance groups on campus.
"It seems inconceivable that the sport could completely disappear from campus. But a little more than a century ago, that’s exactly what happened."
Participants in the Occupy movement painted the Rock Wednesday night, in preparation for a "teach-in" and protests Friday afternoon.
Members stood outside their tents asking passersby to sign a petition to restrict enforcement of the infamous housing ordinance to people over the age of 25.
Economic instability plagues the Euro zone, leaving Americans wondering how the debt crisis may affect them.
A fan writes about Northwestern-related topics the way the 60 Minutes commentator would want him to.
One writer's take on the growing number of smartphone users.
Evanston’s enforcement of the brothel law is not due to the city’s genuine regard for safety, according to a Massachusetts professor speaking at the Evanston Public Library Wednesday.
The Rock was re-done Monday morning to let women on campus know that Panhellenic recruitment is about to begin, and registration will be open as of this Thursday, Nov. 3.
Students everywhere were encouraged to help decorate the Rock Friday after new student organization Sincerely America gave it a full wash in orange.
After four years of being "on leave," Delta Tau Delta Fraternity is back and ready to recruit.
SHAPE hopes to promote sexual health and empowerment with the new coat of paint it added to the Rock Tuesday night.
The Homecoming Committee painted the Rock Sunday night in preparation for a week of promotional events that will in this weekend's parade, pep rally, and home football game against Penn State.
As Homecoming 2011 gets underway, the Homecoming Committee is gearing up for a week full of promotional events and giveaways. On Sunday, NBN sat down with Homecoming Committee Co-Chair Camille Provencal Dayle to ask what the committee has in store for campus.
Friday morning the Rock was painted to represent fraternity Lambda Pi Eta's honor society. Lambda Pi Eta is the official ...
Wednesday evening saw the Rock painted with a puzzle piece, the universal symbol of autism activism, to advertise the Northwestern branch of the national organization Autism Speaks.
"I didn’t know that architecture could be a serious factor when it comes to fostering friendships...Allison just wasn’t designed for making friends."
The Rock went technicolor on Monday morning to show the many shades of the Rainbow Alliance, Northwestern's main LGBT student group.
The Rock went Greek on Saturday when it was painted to advertise the fraternity Theta Chi's weekly Sunday night dinner. ...
"You'd have to be pretty stupid to get drunk on an empty stomach.”
Niteskool paints to publicize "Rock at the Rock," a concert showcasing student bands on campus.
My first week of college involved being hit over the head with a “welcoming spirit” so furious and steadfast that it left me feeling smothered and a little confused.