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December 5, 2012 | By Erin Vogel and For RedEye
Northwestern University is on its way to the 2013 Gator Bowl - and the Wildcats are showing their excitement for the big game by joining in on the meme craze, accepting Wildcat-themed submissions through Facebook and Twitter. The university announced Sunday it has accepted an invitation to play Mississippi State in this year's Gator Bowl, which will be held on New Year's Day in Jacksonville, Fla. Matt Paolelli, Web content producer for Northwestern University relations, came up with the meme after noticing several tweets congratulating the university on the Gator Bowl invite were...
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January 8, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
"Chicago P.D. " star LaRoyce Hawkins counts himself lucky to be working full time on a TV series without moving away from Chicago. The Harvey native and Thornton High School grad figured he'd eventually leave home for work after graduating from Illinois State University in 2012. Thanks to "P.D.," he didn't have to travel far. "It was an unexpected dream come true," Hawkins said. "I think when you get into this industry and you think about getting your big break, automatically you think that you got to move from home if you don't already live in an L.A. or New York and you just think about...
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November 14, 2012 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Several Chicago universities will honor Transgender Day of Remembrance this year by hosting vigils and other events for Transgender Awareness Week, which kicked off Monday. The day of remembrance was first held in San Francisco in 1999 to remember Rita Hester, a 34-year-old African-American transgender woman who was found stabbed to death in her near-Boston home on Nov. 28, 1998. Police officers found no signs of forced entry in her apartment, and nothing had been stolen, leading members of the local transgender community to believe she had been murdered because of her gender...
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By Gabe Salgado and For RedEye
Northwestern University shined in the national spotlight last week thanks to the Wildcats historical encounter with Ohio State on the football field last Saturday. The result is not what the Wildcats faithful wanted (a 40-30 loss), but there were plenty of good things that came out of it. Moral victories, if you will. > > The ratings. The university and the program have reached a new level of recognition. The Ohio State game scored a 2.2 rating, and more than 6 million viewers.
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April 22, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
An 800-seat ballroom and a two-story sports bar are just two of the additions future students at Northwestern University can hope to see under a new student center concept design that was presented to the university's Associated Student Government last week. The initiative to overhaul Northwestern's Norris University Center kicked off last year, according to Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, assistant vice president for student auxiliary services. It isn't the school's first effort to give the 40-year-old student center a drastic makeover: The student government released a report...
NEWS
November 27, 2012 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going back to school this week--to his alma mater Northwestern University, where he received a master's degree in speech and communications in 1985. On Wednesday, Emanuel will deliver his "Chicago Politics and the 2012 Election" speech at 4:30 p.m. in the Ryan Family Auditorium at Northwestern's Technological Institute in Evanston. The mayor's speech is part of One Book One Northwestern, an annual campus-wide reading program that encourages incoming Northwestern students to read a book chosen by a faculty...
NEWS
January 4, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Northwestern University has already raised $55 million, more than a quarter of its $220 million goal, to build a brand new athletic complex on the north end of its main Evanston campus. University President Morton Schapiro and Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips made the fundraising announcement Sunday, two days before Northwestern's football team beat Mississippi in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. The win was the university's first bowl victory in 64 years.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By Gabe Salgado and For RedEye
Northwestern University shined in the national spotlight last week thanks to the Wildcats historical encounter with Ohio State on the football field last Saturday. The result is not what the Wildcats faithful wanted (a 40-30 loss), but there were plenty of good things that came out of it. Moral victories, if you will. > > The ratings. The university and the program have reached a new level of recognition. The Ohio State game scored a 2.2 rating, and more than 6 million viewers.
NEWS
December 22, 2012 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and RedEye
When the lines to ice skate at Millennium Park are too long, wouldn't it be nice to have your own ice skating rink in your backyard? Northwestern University students are lucky enough to have something like that.  Construction on the ice rink at the Norris student center started last week. This is the third winter in a row that Northwestern has constructed an ice rink on the east lawn of the Norris University Center. Assistant Director of Norris Center Student Affairs Marketing James McHaley said that the first year of the rink in 2011 was...
NEWS
May 2, 2013 | By Erin Vogel, @eringejuice and For RedEye
MODA, University of Chicago's student-run fashion magazine -- yes, you read that right, University of Chicago has a fashion magazine -- isn't just any college fashion magazine. According to a recent Teen Vogue list, the university's 10-year-old fashion publication is actually one of the best college fashion magazines in the country.   In a list published last week comparing fashion magazines from schools like New York University, Columbia University, University of California-Berkeley and even nearby Northwestern University, Teen Vogue said that...
NEWS
October 7, 2013 | By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts and For RedEye
In 2012, Northwestern University junior Alex Nee was appearing in a college mainstage production of "Rent" and thinking about life after graduation. But a chance visit from a casting director led to the lead role as Johnny in the second tour of "American Idiot" - the Tony Award-winning musical based on Green Day's rock opera album of the same title - and Nee put his senior year on hold to perform across the country and in the UK. After a year of rocking out onstage with a fauxhawk and guyliner, the 21-year-old Palo Alto, Calif.
NEWS
September 4, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Good news, incoming college freshman at Northwestern University: the stressful, exhausting process of moving into dorms just got a lot easier, thanks to brand-new student-run company RezEssentials. Instead of picking up important items like a mini-fridge or a futon from the store and schlepping it to school along with thousands of other students on move-in day, students now can pre-order their dorm items online from RezEssentials, and the company will deliver them to the dorms before they get to campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2013 | By Erin Vogel and For RedEye
Northwestern University junior Daniel Donohue may or may not have won $100,000 in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship. You'll have to watch the two-week tournament starting Monday to find out for sure. Donohue was selected to compete on the show against 15 other college students around the country from schools like MIT, Stanford, Georgetown, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first episode is set to air at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on WLS-Ch. 7 (ABC). The 21-year-old Communications major was surprised to find out in February...
NEWS
May 2, 2013 | By Erin Vogel, @eringejuice and For RedEye
MODA, University of Chicago's student-run fashion magazine -- yes, you read that right, University of Chicago has a fashion magazine -- isn't just any college fashion magazine. According to a recent Teen Vogue list, the university's 10-year-old fashion publication is actually one of the best college fashion magazines in the country.   In a list published last week comparing fashion magazines from schools like New York University, Columbia University, University of California-Berkeley and even nearby Northwestern University, Teen Vogue said that MODA's ability...
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
An 800-seat ballroom and a two-story sports bar are just two of the additions future students at Northwestern University can hope to see under a new student center concept design that was presented to the university's Associated Student Government last week. The initiative to overhaul Northwestern's Norris University Center kicked off last year, according to Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, assistant vice president for student auxiliary services. It isn't the school's first effort to give the 40-year-old student center a drastic...
NEWS
January 4, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Northwestern University has already raised $55 million, more than a quarter of its $220 million goal, to build a brand new athletic complex on the north end of its main Evanston campus. University President Morton Schapiro and Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips made the fundraising announcement Sunday, two days before Northwestern's football team beat Mississippi in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day. The win was the university's first bowl victory in 64 years.
NEWS
September 4, 2013 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and For RedEye
Good news, incoming college freshman at Northwestern University: the stressful, exhausting process of moving into dorms just got a lot easier, thanks to brand-new student-run company RezEssentials. Instead of picking up important items like a mini-fridge or a futon from the store and schlepping it to school along with thousands of other students on move-in day, students now can pre-order their dorm items online from RezEssentials, and the company will deliver them to the dorms before they get to campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
"Chicago P.D. " star LaRoyce Hawkins counts himself lucky to be working full time on a TV series without moving away from Chicago. The Harvey native and Thornton High School grad figured he'd eventually leave home for work after graduating from Illinois State University in 2012. Thanks to "P.D.," he didn't have to travel far. "It was an unexpected dream come true," Hawkins said. "I think when you get into this industry and you think about getting your big break, automatically you think that you got to move from home if you don't...
NEWS
December 22, 2012 | By Erin Vogel @eringejuice and RedEye
When the lines to ice skate at Millennium Park are too long, wouldn't it be nice to have your own ice skating rink in your backyard? Northwestern University students are lucky enough to have something like that.  Construction on the ice rink at the Norris student center started last week. This is the third winter in a row that Northwestern has constructed an ice rink on the east lawn of the Norris University Center. Assistant Director of Norris Center Student Affairs Marketing James McHaley said that the first year of the rink in 2011 was very popular with students and other...
NEWS
December 5, 2012 | By Erin Vogel and For RedEye
Northwestern University is on its way to the 2013 Gator Bowl - and the Wildcats are showing their excitement for the big game by joining in on the meme craze, accepting Wildcat-themed submissions through Facebook and Twitter. The university announced Sunday it has accepted an invitation to play Mississippi State in this year's Gator Bowl, which will be held on New Year's Day in Jacksonville, Fla. Matt Paolelli, Web content producer for Northwestern University relations, came up with the meme after noticing several tweets congratulating...
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