Weinberg Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine... or if you were there, remember. Forty-five years ago, Weinberg students helped lead their peers in a historic strike to protest the Vietnam War. Their legacy inspires student activists to this day.
Weinberg Welcomes New Dean Adrian RandolphAdrian Randolph bridges many boundaries — between disciplines, cultures, and areas of intellectual inquiry.
The Black Student Sit-In of 1968The strike of 1970 may have been the largest student demonstration at Northwestern, but it was not the first major action of the protest era.
Wisdom and WhimsyA carved wooden menagerie adorns the doorways and ledges of Deering Library: bears, owls, frogs and hares. Inspired by Aesop's Fables, the figures suggest a more complex story.
A message from Interim Dean Mark Ratner.
Ask any alumnus about his or her most memorable teachers at Northwestern, and many would list at least one lecturer among their favorites.
When Mike Smutko, an associate professor of instruction in physics and astronomy, arrived at Northwestern University in 2003, laptops in the classroom were a rare sight.
The Medieval Misfit. Going Paleo. How to Become an Expert in Roughly 10 Weeks. How does an 18-year-old decide which class to take?
“All of science is reductionist,” says Professor Richard Van Duyne. If that is so, then Van Duyne’s work with lasers may be the most reductionist of all.
Second City. The Lyric Opera. The Museum of Contemporary Art. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Chicago’s music, theatre and art venues are a veritable feast for the culturally inclined.
The “superheroes” of Happiness Club strike again.
MaryAnn Marsh ’85 opened a successful jazz club in Chicago’s South Loop, Howard Tullman ’67 became a force for entrepreneurship, and Cristina Bejan ’04 established herself as a playwright, scholar, actress, and poet.
The universe is a vast and mysterious place. But is it a friendly place? Faculty, alumni and a student ponder the question.
The Weinberg magazine article “Does Democracy Still Work?” (Fall/Winter 2014), featuring research by political scientists Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens, provoked a variety of responses from our readers. Here are a few of their comments.
Until now, there has been no early detection method for Alzheimer’s disease. That may soon change, thanks to the efforts of Northwestern scientists.
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