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"Closing doesn’t mean failing. NU Intel brought us a voice and a sensibility, lip and reporting and a love for the day-to-day, night-to-night college experience. As it shutters, we can look ahead."
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Medill professor John Sullivan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his work with the Philadelphia Inquirer, it was announced Monday afternoon. Updated at 5:52 p.m.
Weinberg junior Victor Shao will serve as the next ASG President after winning a runoff Friday against SESP junior Kameron Dodge.
In late March, Northwestern announced the preliminary acceptance rate for the Class of 2016: 15 percent, the lowest in the University’s history. Does that reflect something unique to NU?
Join in as our news team reports and analyzes in this second of two debates between the three candidates for ASG President.
Photo by Natalie Krebs / North by Northwestern Forty-five minutes into Wednesday’s debate between ASG Presidential campaigns, moderator and former ...
The housing explainer pieces together data from a variety of university resources.
Perhaps you awoke Tuesday morning to find an inbox stuffed with Northwestern News updates, heralding both a tuition hike and ...
Addressing a packed auditorium at Northwestern's Law School on Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder declared that the government may target and kill US citizens living abroad without trial.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards named The Interrupters the best documentary of 2011, a boon for its Northwestern-affiliated producer Alex Kotlowitz.
In a night resounding in revived Northwestern history, Harvard Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker argued to a full Ryan Auditorium that we live in the most peaceful era ever.
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.
The fraternity Chi Psi, better known as “Lodge,” will cease operations at Northwestern immediately, its national Executive Council announced today.
Ben Huh (BSJ ‘99), the CEO of the company that made LOLcats famous, spoke on campus Tuesday about his predictions for the future of journalism. NBN covers it accordingly.
Did you think a certain line in President Schapiro’s email about racial prejudice sounded familiar? So did we. From the ...
In a continuation of Northwestern's admissions trend, the university received 3.5 percent more applications for the Class of 2016–and will have to accept even fewer than last year.
Fall Quarter classes next school year will start Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, two days later than previously planned, the University announced Thursday.
How much do college rankings matter, anyway?
There once was an era when pledges took their time deciding where to drop their bids. This year’s fraternity rush showed that that era is definitively over.
In an unsigned email sent early Wednesday morning, the group claimed that “Sodexo has cut 2.5 hours from every dining hall worker at Northwestern.” The meeting will be Monday, January 9.
NBN welcomes former ASG Presidential candidate, former ASG Public Relations Vice President and Medill senior Matt Bellassai as a Special ASG Correspondent this quarter.
Sarah Smierciak (Weinberg ‘11) was one of 32 Americans to win a Rhodes Scholarship in 2011, the Rhodes Trust announced ...
A team of Northwestern researchers, led by McCormick professor Harold Kung, has improved existing lithium-ion battery technology — the kind of battery used in phones, cars and computers — to store 10 times the charge while charging 10 times as fast.
"When I started at Northwestern, I did not anticipate treasuring a favorite hymn. (I couldn't have told you, really, how a hymn was different from a chorale.) But I have one now..."
The best publications, student and Northwestern-related, to read for news of the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal.
Ned Baker, a Communication senior, and Ashley Thompson, a Communication junior, will emcee Dance Marathon, NUDM declared late Sunday.
Twenty-seven Northwestern students are studying internationally this year after winning Fulbright scholarships.
A Northwestern student was mugged in front of Shepard Residential College late Saturday night. This is the first robbery in recent memory to occur in a central, well-trafficked area of the Evanston campus.
Journalism is the first draft of history, said someone distinguished, but this liveblog is the final draft of a million million ...
The Iowan details "a history of hatred and pain," the Princetonian covers a Northwestern grad, lots of things get occupied and Yale continues its research into new, brave forms of wit.
The government says dogs should be allowed in dorms (sometimes), GOP candidates debate at Dartmouth, U of Illinois students write about Pell Grants, & the Harvard Business School examines (gulp) Yelp.
Princeton & NYU profs win a Nobel, PSU looks at its secondary student government, Indiana looks at the Big Ten, and Yale plays an eleven-minute long "illicit" game.
Universities broaden harassment policies, students join Occupy Wall St protests, Michigan predicts itself the victor and everyone mourns Steve Jobs.
Occupy Wall Street shifts to New Haven and Philly, The Daily Illini helps you nap, and Cornell forces all freshmen to "scan into" Greek events. Today's top college news.
Every day, NBN's News Section finds the most relevant news from the nation's college papers. Know about it there before it shows up here.
The Daily Illini leads this morning with coverage of Illinois’s triumph over Northwestern, and it’s where we start too.
Welcome to the new Purple Line, the more-than-once-per-daily blog from North by Northwestern’s News section.
Saturday Night Live cast member and Northwestern alumnus Seth Meyers will serve as the Grand Marshal of Northwestern’s 2011 Homecoming ...
Blackboard Learn, the course management system used by Northwestern University, has been found to have security flaws and vulnerabilities that, ...
Robinson Meyer has a rhyming beef with Deru.
Because nothing brings everyone together like a good (snowball) fight.
In trying to explain itself, Evanston attacked student media and condescended to Northwestern's studentry.