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NU’s Summer Concert Series

Northwestern University’s annual summer outdoor concert series, overlooking Lake Michigan’s scenic shoreline, will feature live music performances by some of the country’s top professional guest artists and ensembles. This year audiences will experience the sounds of classic and Latin jazz, soul, funk, gospel, brass, blues and country, including old standards and newly released songs. They […]

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NLRB Holds Certain NU Athletes Are Employees and May Seek to Unionize

Below is a statement issued by Northwestern Universtiy this afternoon: Northwestern University is disappointed by today’s ruling by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board finding that Northwestern University’s football players who receive grant-in-aid scholarships are employees and directing that a secret ballot election be held to determine whether the football players should […]

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson Discussion ofTHE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS Thursday, November 7, 4:30 PMHarris Hall Auditorium 1881 Sheridan Road Northwestern University Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a […]

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Block Cinema to screen rare films from the Baseball Hall of Fame Aug. 5

Highlights from the 1935 World Series between Charley Grimm’s Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers and footage of baseball legends such as centerfielder Willie Mays, outfielder Ty Cobb and baseman Jackie Robinson will be screened at Northwestern University this summer. Open to the public, the nostalgic clips will be part of Block Cinema’s seventh annual […]

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Visual History Archive of Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Available at NU

 Northwestern University Library has just become the first institution in Illinois to offer complete access to the nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses contained in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive. Recorded in 56 countries and in 32 languages, mainly between 1994 and 1999, the interviews primarily preserve accounts […]

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NU’s Summer 2011 Visual Arts Calendar

An exhibition exploring the role photography plays in artist Kiki Smith’s work and an interactive installation by the Chicago-based art collective Temporary Services are on display through Aug. 14 at Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. The Block Museum also is hosting a July 16 discussion with glass artist Josh Simpson and […]

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NU Norris Summer 2011 Mini-Courses Begin July 11

NU Norris Summer 2011 Mini-Courses Begin July 11 Consider spending part of the summer improving barbecue skills, learning how to design and plant a window box garden or creating hand-crafted tea bags with sustainably grown dried herbs. Personal instruction on these and other leisure activities are among the Norris “Mini Courses” available on Northwestern University’s […]