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  • ‘It’s so you don't use it as a weapon': Muslim says she suffered discrimination on United flight

    05/31/2015 7:56:02 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    National Post ^ | May 30, 2015 | Ishmael N. Daro
    <p>A Muslim chaplain flying from Chicago to Washington D.C. Friday says she was left “in tears of humiliation” after a flight attendant allegedly suggested she was a safety risk and another passenger screamed obscenities at her.</p> <p>Tahera Ahmad, an associate chaplain and director of interfaith engagement at Northwestern University in Illinois, wrote on her Facebook page that a United Airlines flight attendant refused to give her an unopened can of Diet Coke as she had requested.</p>
  • Exonerated man files $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University (Innocence Project)

    02/19/2015 10:58:39 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/15 | Suzannah Gonzales
    A wrongfully convicted man filed a $40 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Northwestern University, a former journalism professor, a private investigator and an attorney, accusing them of framing him for a double murder to get another man released. Alstory Simon, 64, of Ohio, claims in the lawsuit that he was the victim of unethical tactics by a team focused on freeing another man in what became a celebrated Illinois wrongful conviction case. Simon was imprisoned in 1999 after confessing to the 1982 murder of two people in a park, and spent more than 15 years behind bars before he was...
  • Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

    06/16/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 78 replies
    The Verge ^ | June 14, 2014 2:20am | Kwame Opam
    Researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence for a massive reservoir of water deep within the Earth's mantle. The reservoir, which is said to be three times the volume of the oceans on the surface, is contained within highly-pressurized rock known as ringwoodite. The scientists hope that their findings, recently published in the journal Science, can shed light on where Earth's oceans came from. THREE TIMES THE VOLUME OF THE OCEANS ON EARTH'S SURFACE The team, led by mineralogist Steven Jacobsen, used an array of 2000 seismometers to study how seismic waves generated by earthquakes move through the Earth's interior....
  • Latino student group says eating tacos is offensive to Mexicans

    05/05/2014 12:26:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 155 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/5/14 | Robby Soave
    Northwestern University continued to stumble over diversity issues this week as Mexican students voiced disagreement with a campuswide letter that advised students not to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by engaging in racially-offensive activities, such as eating tacos and drinking tequila. The letter was sent to students via e-mail, and published in The Daily Northwestern last week. Leaders of Alianza, a Latino student group, and the Associated Student Government called on students to remember that Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. It is not a day to throw a sombrero-themed party, they said. “Some...
  • It's Just Sex: Northwestern University Paves the Way to New Lows in Higher Education

    03/09/2011 4:32:32 AM PST · by captjanaway · 16 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | 3/9/11 | Pam Meister
    Why do parents hope their children will go on to college? Most parents I know hope that college will provide the education and training needed for a satisfying and rewarding career that will also pay the bills. As the mother of two young women – one a college freshman, the other a high school freshman who will soon be contemplating some form of higher education – this is my hope as well. And I am so very thankful that my oldest is not attending Northwestern University, where students were recently treated to a live demonstration of female orgasm:
  • Northwestern University Appoints First Muslim Chaplain

    10/01/2010 6:00:36 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 14 replies
    Logans Warning ^ | October 1St, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    In the continued slow suicide of Western Civilization, Northwestern University has appointed a Muslim chaplain to represent the Muslim community on campus, (make demands in favor of Islam). In the past Tahera Ahmad was a leader of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, whose website details their 16 point plan to silence the critics of Islam. The Council is also trying to curtail the sales of alcohol in their area. Did anyone at the university bother to ask Tahera if she is against Sharia Law? Of course not, that would be “offensive”.
  • Northwestern U Law School on lockdown after report of man with a gun...

    01/27/2010 9:27:34 AM PST · by Doogle · 35 replies · 1,328+ views
    FOX ^ | 1/27/10
  • Northwestern University fights subpoena for grades (AP, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times agree)

    01/11/2010 8:06:28 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 20 replies · 827+ views
    AP via Ft Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Jan 11, 2010 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO — News organizations, including The Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, filed court papers Monday supporting Northwestern University's fight of a subpoena seeking the grades of journalism students who believe they've found an innocent man in prison. Prosecutors are seeking grades, grading criteria and class records because they contend the students may have been motivated to find evidence of Anthony McKinney's innocence to get better grades. McKinney is serving a life sentence for the 1978 murder of a security guard and is seeking a new trial. Northwestern University's attorneys filed a brief Monday asking Cook County...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )

    11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 913+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Updated March 25, 2009 | Ed Barnes , FOXNews.com
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • Academics, Transsexuals Try to Ruin Psychology Prof Over Book on Transexualism

    08/22/2007 4:21:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 989+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/22/07 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    EVANSTON, Illinois, August 22, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Academics and transsexual activists turned on a psychology professor after he published a highly controversial explanation that transsexual desires are eroticism based on the "idea of being a woman". In his book "The Man Who Would be Queen," Professor J. Michael Bailey of Northwestern University explained that a man's desire to be a woman is based on a sexual desire called "autogynephilia," which he describes as "sexual arousal at the idea of being a woman." He also explained that the term "women trapped in men's bodies" is a misleading way of explaining the...
  • Amusement Park Apartheid-It's roller coasters and hijabs at today's Great Muslim Adventure Day.

    09/15/2006 5:09:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 1,419+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 15, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    Minarets tower over two of the tallest roller coasters in the world, on the flyer announcing today’s big event at Six Flags’ Great Adventure & Wild Safari.  On this day, the park will be “transformed,” as thousands of Islamists from across the northeast come together in Jackson, New Jersey for "The Great Muslim Adventure Day."  Regrettably, Muslims will be the only ones having fun, as non-Muslims have been told that they are not welcome. The event, which also goes by the name "Muslim Youth Day," is being sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA),...
  • The time is now for Jews at Northwestern

    02/13/2006 4:41:02 PM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 610+ views
    JUF ^ | Adam Simon and Rabbi Josh Feigelson
    Our first reaction to reading Northwestern University professor Arthur Butz's latest claim that the Holocaust was a Jewish hoax was-like that of so many-pain, frustration, and outrage. But more than anything, we felt profoundly annoyed that the lies of a delusional academic would undermine all the hard work of so many to make Northwestern the welcoming home for Jews that it is. Our Jewish Theater Ensemble just concluded a sold-out five performance run of the musical 'Children of Eden,' by Broadway composer Steven Schwartz, a theatrical interpretation of the first nine chapters of Genesis. Attendance at Hillel's Shabbat dinners has...
  • Some Moron Professor Benardine Dohrn

    01/15/2006 4:10:16 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | January 7, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    Bill Ayers (scroll down the below post for more about him) is married to fellow ex-Weather Underground terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. She's a clinical associate professor of law at Evanston's Northwestern University. Her NU biography is here, and like hubby's UIC biography, it leaves out her terror past. Today I found this Dohrn dropping, courtesy of FrontPage Magazine's Discover the Network. In 1969, the infamous Manson Family mass murder took place--that same year, this is what future-Professor Dohrn had to say about that crime: "Dig it. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them....
  • COP KILLER UNCAGED -- '60s radical Boudin free

    09/18/2003 1:38:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies · 943+ views
    NY Post ^ | 09.18.03
    <p>Kathy Boudin, carrying roses she was given after her mother died, walks out of a Westchester prison yesterday (above). She was jailed 22 years ago for her role in the infamous Brinks heist that left two cops and a guard dead.</p>
  • Promoting Racial Hatred at Northwestern University

    03/21/2004 10:42:31 AM PST · by sbw123 · 13 replies · 216+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | 4/21/03 | Bernard Chapin
    The other day I ran across a newspaper report of a most remarkable and bizarre study wherein the researchers decided to examine the responses of 24 white college students to determine the hidden racial beliefs of white Americans overall. The students were shown ambiguous facial expressions in pictures of both blacks and whites. As a result of their recorded reactions, the researchers (headed by a Professor Bodenhausen) found that the students were more likely to read hostility in the faces of black Americans than in those of their fellow whites. Another experiment of theirs reached a similar conclusion when the...
  • Protestors clash over abortion rights (At Northwestern)

    03/12/2004 10:03:25 AM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 16 replies · 199+ views
    Daily Northwestern ^ | March 11, 2004 | Sheila Burt and Nick Collins
    Protestors clash over abortion rights Students, community members line Sheridan Road in demonstration By Sheila Burt and Nick Collins March 11, 2004 Joe Scheidler positioned his 5-foot-high picture of a bloody fetus head in plain view of the passing cars on Sheridan Road. The national director of the Pro-Life Action League wanted to raise students' awareness about abortion through an on-campus protest on March 10. Two women -- joining a group of more than 75 Northwestern students and community members to protest the anti-abortion group -- jumped in front of the tall man as they held abortion-rights signs. Scheidler calmly...
  • NU standout speaks about his faith to sold-out crowd

    03/07/2004 4:13:40 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 239+ views
    Daily Herald | March 07, 2004 | Eileen O. Daday
    Northwestern University tailback Jason Wright closed out his college career as the school's fourth-leading rusher, and was a two-time first team Academic All-American. On Saturday, however, he recorded a first: he gave his first formal speech, as the keynote speaker at the Rolling Meadows Community Prayer Breakfast. "I'm just glad for the opportunity," Wright said afterward. "This is the only group I've ever spoken to, besides my (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) group." It won't be his last. He already is booked to speak to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes coaches meeting on March 13 at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire....
  • Never asked to dance -- [N'Western, Army, etc.] still dreaming of chance [at NCAAs]

    02/29/2004 7:12:46 PM PST · by foreverfree · 4 replies · 158+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | 2/27/2004 | Reid Cherner
    <p>Northwestern University and the U.S. Military Academy between them have produced two U.S. presidents, a Nobel Prize winner, a baseball commissioner, a Supreme Court justice, even a man on the moon.</p> <p>What neither of these institutions has ever produced is a basketball team that made it into the NCAA Division I men's tournament. While they're not the only schools with that dubious distinction, they are big names in a relatively small club.</p>
  • Religious upsurge brings culture clash to college campuses

    12/10/2003 2:50:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 199+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 10, 2003 | Amanda Paulson
    EVANSTON, ILL. - It's a rainy Thursday night, a few days before finals, and Northwestern University's campus is deserted. But students can hear the raucous music emanating from one old stone building long before they step inside. "Blessed be Your glorious name!" sings a throng of 100-plus students, led by amped-up guitarists, a drummer, and backup singers on stage. It would take more than rain or exams to keep them away from these Thursday nights of singing, praising God, and sharing their relationships with Jesus. Religion on campus - particularly evangelical groups like this one - is thriving these days,...
  • University investigates ethics of sex researcher

    11/24/2003 11:29:53 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 114+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/25/03 | Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>Northwestern University is investigating charges of ethics violations by a psychology professor whose federally funded research has been criticized by House Republicans.</p> <p>Professor J. Michael Bailey has been accused of failing to "obtain the informed consent of research subjects" for his book about transsexuality, "The Man Who Would Be Queen."</p>
  • Critic discusses liberals, Iraq [Ann Coulter at NW]

    11/23/2003 3:18:07 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 26 replies · 409+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | November 21, 2003 | By Samantha Nelson
    Conservative author Ann Coulter answers questions after her speech Thursday in the Owen L. Coon Forum. More than 600 students attended the event, where Coulter discussed racial profiling and religion's role in the war on terrorism. photo by Peter Stephan Need for racial profiling, 2004 election predictions top conservative's agenda November 21, 2003 More than 600 students filled the Owen L. Coon Forum on Thursday with intermittent applause and nervous conversation as conservative author and political activist Ann Coulter spoke on the war in Iraq, liberals and racial profiling. "The war has been a magnificent success," said Coulter, author of...
  • Northwestern Student Charged With Faking Racist Attacks

    11/20/2003 1:07:38 PM PST · by freedom44 · 19 replies · 279+ views
    NBC5 ^ | 11/20/03 | NBC5
    CHICAGO -- A 19-year-old Northwestern University student was charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly faking two racist incidents earlier this month because "he wanted to do something to motivate minority students," police said Tuesday. Nov. 11: Northwestern University Students Rally Against Hate Jaime A. Saide (pictured, right), 19, of Des Moines, was charged late Monday with two counts of felony disorderly conduct for filing separate false police reports claiming he was the victim of a hate crime, Evanston Police Commander Michael Perry said. In the first report, filed Nov. 4, Saide said someone hung a sign on the door...
  • NU: 2 hate crimes 'made up'(At Northwestern U.)

    11/19/2003 10:33:45 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 12 replies · 953+ views
    The Daily Northwestern ^ | November 19, 2003 | Robert Samuels
    Evanston police arrested a Communication freshman Monday and charged him with felony disorderly conduct, alleging he lied about two hate crimes to bring attention to race relations on campus. Jaime Alexander Saide, nicknamed Xander, told police he found the words "Die Spic" written on a poster and wall adjacent to his first-floor room in Chapin Residential College on Nov. 4. Four days later Saide told police someone grabbed him from behind on the street nearby the dorm, held a knife to his neck and whispered "Spic, we didn't run away this time," into his ear. Saide "made up" both incidents,...