#LIGO, and why you should care about it

#LIGO, and why you should care about it

On the first day of Physics 135-2, right after Dr. Brown started us on our journey into Electricity and Magnetism, we solved an example showing us that the electronic force between particles in atoms is far stronger than the gravitational force. How can it be then, that gravity can both be so anemic and shape the universe on […]

Carry That Weight: NU students support Emma Sulkowicz

Carry That Weight: NU students support Emma Sulkowicz

By Nicole Bauke Groups of college students across the nation joined together Wednesday to carry mattresses and pillows around campus to advocate for sexual assault victims and protest their discontent with our judicial system’s responses. It started at Columbia University, where Emma Sulkowicz, senior visual arts major, was raped the first day of her sophomore year. […]

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

For how he lived: remembering James Foley

By Anthony Settipani   The death of James Foley at the hands of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), brought a brutal end to a life dedicated to capturing and conveying the realities of a world in conflict. Foley was, as President Obama remarked in his honor, “a journalist, a son, a brother and a friend.” He was […]

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”, […]