Northwestern Research unearthed this amazing photo of a 1960s Tech Open House.
NU students check out an exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center during the Center for Civic Engagement’s NU in Chicago program.
Our students took their own Ellen-inspired selfie at the Student-Athlete Talent Show. And yes, it is ESPN’s Mike Wilbon (way left) and the NFL’s Nick Roach (~2nd row, center). They returned to campus as judges for the evening!
Hey Researchers — Northwestern Alum & Fulbright Scholar George Bajalia shares his process for grant writing in this GRANTED blog post.
This early stage is crucial; it’s when I write my most honest argument for why my work is a good fit for the grant. This writing is more candid than later drafts, but it is important. As I revise my writing, I try to distill the grant application into two questions: “Why is my work right for the grant?”and “Why am I the right person to carry it out?” Sometimes, I also answer the question, “Why right now,” though that answer often becomes evident in the editing process.
Chicago from Space!
The in-progress visitors’ center is looking rather ghostly.
What an awesome shot of our soon-to-be new home!
Covering Congress is an experience unlike anything else…which can be a little crazy when you’re only 19 or 20 years old. Even though our reporters stay professional and respectable on the job, it’s easy to have an internal “geek-out” moment when you have to work a little harder to stay cool. Here are some of our reporter’s favorites:
Preetisha Sen, Business beat:
I think I geeked out when I saw Marco Rubio vote – it was all of 10 seconds but I had just written a paper about him so I was pretty stoked.
Jessica Floum, National Security beat:
My ‘geek-out moment’ happened in the press room of the White House before President Obama honored the Miami Heat for their 2013 NBA championship. Ryan (McCrimmon) and I waited two hours alongside at least twenty other reporters and cameramen. The veteran reporters told war stories to pass the time. One told a story about how he had accidentally gotten so close to Jesse Jackson, who was standing above him, that his camera boom rammed Jesse Jackson in a very unfortunate place. That’s when I knew how in the thick of it D.C. journalists are and what I would be in for this quarter.
Stephanie Haines, National Security beat:
I have too many: The first, in my first hearing, I looked up and saw John McCain. I tried to take a snap chat of him. Second, I said hello to Martha Raddatz, ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent, in Statuary Hall post SOTU. She spoke at Northwestern in the fall and I met her there, so we’re BFF’s now, nbd. And third, I got a picture with Ann Compton, long-time ABC White House correspondent. #celebstatus #omg #hireme.
Sylvan Lane, Immigration and Demographics beat:
My geek-out moment was when I went up to interview John McCain after the unemployment bill vote a few weeks ago. I instinctively just kind of ran up to him to get his reaction, but as soon as I got face to face with him, I realized I was about to interview a man who was almost president of the United States. Luckily, there were a few reporters who got to him before me, so I had time to refocus myself before I started asking him questions.
Sophia Bollag, Health and Science beat:
The president’s State of the Union address was definitely the coolest event I’ve reported on in Washington. I had never been in the same room with that many important people before.
Lauren and Xavier give their speeches running for the CCS Res College Exec Board.
Students fuel up prior to a talk with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Organized by EPIC, a student group which aims to “Empower the Next Generation of Northwestern Entrepreneurs,” Ohanian spoke to a full auditorium at Fisk Hall. Click-thru for The Daily’s coverage.
Riding the elevator in a single-take lip dub is some Next Level choreography (no pun intended). NUDM 2014: Committee Lip Dub.
Be our Valentine, Wildcats! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Wildcat Welcome: NU’s Orientation Leaders.
A Perk of Winter Quarter at NU.
An inside look at Harambee Celebration 2014 - Northwestern’s kick-off to Black History Month.