Week in Review April 8: Changes, churches and chalk
    Better get used to chalk. Photo by Alexa Fogler / North by Northwestern

    In related news, sidewalk chalk sales go through the roof
    It’s election season, and ASG candidates have announced their intentions to run. Matt Bellassai and Jasmine Johnson will be taking on Austin Young and Ash Jaidev. Check out our candidate guide here, and vote for your favorites on April 13.

    Nobel Prize awarded in advance to entire incoming class, University says
    Northwestern accepted only 18 percent of applicants for the class of 2015, down from 23.1 percent a year ago. According to Associate Provost Michael Mills, we have “the best class the University could have in the fall,” though reporters scouring the Class of 2015 Facebook group discussion board have yet to be convinced. Head over to our chums at The Daily Northwestern for more.

    In response, Protess claims, “Your mom made false and misleading statements”
    The University accused Medill professor David Protess on Wednesday of misleading the school and the public about class documents that Cook County prosecutors subpoenaed in 2009. In turn, Protess accused Northwestern of manipulating emails, and called the University’s statement “sinister stuff that they have come up with through selective quotes.” We have much more on the story right here.

    Remember, let he who is without sin cast the first fucksaw
    An ASB trip lost a place to stay after a Tennessee church decided that Professor Bailey’s infamous sex toy demonstration was too much for their taste. The church’s pastor, Clif Roth, said the church could not risk supporting the school’s newfound reputation. Check out The Daily for the whole thing.

    One Book’s first choice, the novelization of Tron: Legacy, didn’t pass muster
    Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was selected for the 2011-2012 One Book One Northwestern initiative, giving the Class of 2015 its first homework assignment. We’ve got the full story here.


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