Bands reflect on NU’s music scene, or lack thereof

Bands reflect on NU’s music scene, or lack thereof

By Anthony Settipani   Perennially sitting in the shadow of the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern’s rock groups know NU doesn’t have the most lively band scene. But whether they experienced their dreams here or not, recent graduates can still look back and say that it put them in a good place today.

A brief history of college protests

A brief history of college protests

The students standing in a rough semicircle before Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on Friday shouted to claim the attention of the hundreds of donors filing past on their way to the kickoff of Northwestern’s “We Will” fundraising campaign.

Two distinct sisters, united in music

Two distinct sisters, united in music

  By Anthony Settipani     Take a moment and think about the difference between two of Mozart’s most famous pieces; for example, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” versus The Magic Flute’s “Queen of the Night.” There is a great deal of difference between the two pieces, even though many might find themselves at a complete loss […]

Why one prof wants to cut law school by a third

Why one prof wants to cut law school by a third

By Maria Beltran Steven Harper, litigator of 30 years and adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law, isn’t a fan of law school. Well, not all of it, anyway. Harper is a prominent advocate of eliminating the third year of law school. The author of  four books and the award-winning blog “The Belly of the Beast”, […]

Photo Gallery: Deering Lights

Photo Gallery: Deering Lights

By Charles Rollet Artist Marco Rotelli lit up Deering Library this past week with his project Rage Against the Dying of the Light. The project’s name is drawn from the first verse of the Dylan Thomas poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night: Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should […]

Meet the President of NU’s First Group for Women in Philosophy

Meet the President of NU’s First Group for Women in Philosophy

By Megan Spengler I met Isabella Copeland my first year at Northwestern, when we were in the same freshman seminar: “Art vs. Philosophy” (or something of the sort). Philosophy has never been my strong point; I spent most of the class daydreaming and doodling in my notebook while Isabella was driving the discussion with thought-provoking […]

Northwestern, Way Back When

Northwestern, Way Back When

  No one can deny New Year’s is a time for looking forward (or, for some, drinking to forget the year before.) But it can also be a time for looking back. In honor of this other aspect of New Year’s, The Chron, in collaboration with Head Northwestern Archivist Kevin Leonard, is giving our readers a short look into a few small […]

A National Trend: The Rise of the Student Voice in the Classroom

  Four years ago, student opinion in teacher evaluation wasn’t on anybody’s radar. The influence of students extended only to their test scores and how others interpreted their progress. But now, across the U.S., the tide is turning in support of a student voice in the form of student surveys as a constructive form of teacher evaluation. “If you ask them in the right way, the students […]