Northwestern’s tuition increase and the College Cost Crisis

Northwestern tuition including room and board increased 3.7% for the 2016-2017 academic year, bringing the total bill to $50,424. Northwestern News reports that this increase is in line with that of other peer research universities, which averaged a 3.9% increase. The College Cost Crisis, as it is being called, is the burden borne by millennials […]

The hot-hand effect

The hot-hand effect

Anyone interested in sports has heard of the hot-hand effect: players who score well are more likely to score on their next shot. On the court, most players tend to believe in the ‘mystical powers’ of the hot-hand, turning it into a self-fulfilling prophecy. A person scoring gets passed the ball more and thus has […]

The Rise of Crowdfunding

The Rise of Crowdfunding

On 6th April 2015, Northwestern launched its very own crowdfunding platform: Catalyzer. It aims to connect Northwestern students, faculty, and alumni with campus projects that require funding. NU Threads and NU Rowing are among the projects that are currently being funded. For budding entrepreneurs at Northwestern crowdfunding is emerging as a useful resource for generating […]