October 7, 2013 |
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.
September 4, 2013 |
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.
May 6, 2013 |
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...
May 2, 2013 |
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...
April 22, 2013 |
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...
January 4, 2013 |
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.