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NU Uses New Online Voter Registration Tool

A new online voter registration tool, reframed especially for use at Northwestern University, contributed to a record-setting 96 percent voter registration rate for incoming freshmen this fall. Combined with strategic in-person registration initiatives, Northwestern is shaping the national standard for best practices to engage young voters. NU Votes, an initiative of the Center for Civic […]

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Brain’s Ability to Process Consonants in Noisy Environment May Reflect Child’s Literacy Potential

A quick biological test may be able to identify children who have literacy challenges or learning disabilities long before they learn to read, according to new research from Northwestern University. The study, published today in the July issue of PLOS Biology, centers on the child’s ability to decipher speech — specifically consonants — in a […]

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Update: Search Expands for Missing Northwestern University Student

Northwestern University Police and other law enforcement agencies expanded their search Wednesday afternoon for a missing Northwestern student, Harsha Maddula, to the area around WilmetteHarbor and other areas of the harbor and Lake Michigan. The search earlier Wednesday by police and fire departments and divers from the Chicago area has not yet found Maddula. Authorities […]

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NU Acquires Methodist Pension Board Building

Northwestern University has purchased a building and land located at 1201 Davis St., Evanston, owned by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church, officials from the University announced today (April 29). The property is located on the north side of Davis Street between Ridge Avenue and Asbury Avenue. The […]

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Knight News Innovation Laboratory Launches at Northwestern

Responding to the critical need for dramatic improvements in the digital tools used by journalists and community news and information providers, Northwestern University and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announce a four-year, $4.2 million grant to create the Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern. The Knight Lab — the first of […]

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Black History Month Celebration at Northwestern University

A lecture by Henry Louis Gates Jr. — the renowned Harvard professor who has traced the ancestry of Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington and other celebrities — is but one of many Northwestern University events marking Black History Month. A controversial play exploring race and identity, an address by former Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Venty and […]

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NU Digitizing Library in Google Partnerhip

The process of making digital copies of hundreds of thousands of Northwestern University Library books began in earnest late last year when library staff started pulling books off the shelves for the Google Books project. In 2004, Google Books began to digitize and make accessible the information contained in the world’s books. Working with more […]

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NU Salutes Martin Luther King, Jr.

Popular TV and radio host Tavis Smiley and Interfaith Youth Core founder and executive director Eboo Patel will deliver the midday keynote addresses commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 17, at Northwestern University. The evening keynote will be given by former Chicago Urban League President and Chief Executive Officer Cheryle Jackson.  Their free and […]