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‘Noah’ rocks the boat, nearly capsizes

April 7, 2014

Director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," Requiem for a Dream") has taken on a subject rife with controversy for his first big-budget blockbuster "Noah." A biblical epic is a risky project, and religion...

New major offers students hands-on approach to ASL

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department added a Deaf Studies major this semester, the only program of its kind in the Midwest.Unlike the department’s current ASL-English I...

Car-free streets not worth the hassle

February 24, 2014

As Chicago’s downtown population continues to grow, community groups have raised questions about how to balance city planning with residential life. The Active Transportation Alliance, an organization that lobbies for bicycle and pedestrian resources, has proposed shutting down portions of major streets to make way for car-free, bike- and pedestrian-friendly areas.While the ATA may have residents’ best interests at heart...

A Madison, Wis. native, Cook brings a small-town charm to her music, often devoted to God. 

Change, one listener at a time

January 27, 2014

Jazz: Some think prohibition, seedy nightclubs and “cool cats” with their horns blowing away into the early morning hours—the countercultural sound of urban expression with a hint of whiskey. Fe...

Northwestern Wildcats prepare for another Big Ten opponent

By Nader Ihmoud

January 22, 2013

http://youtu.be/1Kh6TyibGtAThe Northwestern University Wildcats will continue Big Ten play when the No. 12 ranked University of Minnesota Gophers visit Welsh Ryan Arena on Jan. 23.The Wildcats (11–8) are 2–4 against conference opponents and have posted a 6–7 record at home this season. The Wildcats have won the last five meetings between the two teams at Welsh Ryan. Northwestern’s only road loss happened during the ...

Conflict over Northwestern visitor center

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 26, 2012

Northwestern University is facing opposition to its plan to construct a new visitor center in Evanston, a move preservationists say will be detrimental to the environment.Controversy arose Nov. 13 when Evanston’s City Council approved the construction on the university’s Lakefill, an area of land on the Southeast side of Northwestern’s campus. The council rejected arguments made by the suburb’s Preservation Commission, which dis...

Prentice slated for demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 12, 2012

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks has sealed the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital, 333 E. Superior St., despite opposition from preservationists.The decision to demolish the hospital and allow Northwestern University to move forward with its plan to construct a new medical research facility in its place was announced Nov. 1 during the commission’s meeting.The Commission voted June 1 to suspend its decision re...

4,000 Iraq war-stricken voices heard in exhibit

By Alex Stedman

November 5, 2012

As those dealing with the tragedies of the Iraq war find ways to express their distress, one Chicago artist took the initiative to turn the emotions of more than 4,000 people into art.Jennifer Karmin, an artist, poet and adjunct faculty member in the English Department, has written a poem titled “4000 Words 4000 Dead,” a four-year project composed of submissions from soldiers, veterans and civilians. She has performed the pie...

Steep competition in the Big Ten

By Nader Ihmoud

October 26, 2012

The college hoops regular season is roughly three weeks away from beginning, and there is no clear front-runner in the Big Ten.Five teams from the Big Ten have been ranked in USA Today’s preseason poll. The University of Indiana Hoosiers, who were ranked No.1 in the nation by the poll, are also voted by a panel of media as the favorites to win their conference.“The attention the team has gotten is good,” said Hoosiers...

Activists oppose historic hospital demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Time is drawing near for a decision on the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital.In a little more than two weeks, preservationists will choose between Northwestern University’s need to enlarge its biomedical research facilities and those who argue  that the old Prentice is such a key element of Chicago’s architectural history that it must not be demolished.The building, which is at 333 E. Superior St., and was b...

Featured Athlete : Kain Colter

By Kyle Rich

October 8, 2012

Kain Colter, junior quarterback, runningback and wide receiver for the undefeated Northwestern University Wildcats, is an offensive triple threat who deftly handles the ball. During the team’s Sept. 29 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, Colter had 297 offensive yards, rushed for 164 yards, caught nine passes and scored four touchdowns, which earned him his second Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award. The Chronicle pho...

Northwestern approves new athletic complex

By Kyle Rich

September 24, 2012

Northwestern University gained approval from its board of trustees Sept. 15 to build a massive athletic complex and renovate existing buildings at an estimated cost of $220 million.The new facility will feature space for the university’s annual student convocation, club and intramural sports, recreational activities such as yoga and aerobic classes, and practice and competition spaces for its athletic programs.The multipu...

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