Two distinguished Northwestern University economics professors offered starkly contrasting views of America’s economic future April 27 in a debate billed as a “Clash of the Intellectual Titans.” The debate, “Resolved: America’s Best Years of Economic Growth Are Behind Us,” was sponsored by the Northwestern Political Union and pitted Robert J. Gordon against Joel Mokyr.
President Morton Schapiro declared at his annual Conversations with the President that Northwestern University is making great strides increasing research funding, attracting top students, investing in infrastructure and powering forward on fundraising through We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern.
Northwestern University researchers have developed the first-ever quantitative “global index” detailing which of the world’s coral species are most susceptible to coral bleaching and most likely to die. Based on historical data, the index can be used to compare the bleaching responses of the world’s corals and to predict which corals may be most affected by future bleaching events.
Nate Silver’s improbably entertaining book on statistics and forecasting, “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail -- but Some Don’t,” is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2016-17 academic year. Silver, the founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight.com, will deliver a keynote address and sign books at Northwestern on Oct. 6.
Speeches focused on themes of urgency, importance of acting in the here and now Discovery could help fertility doctors decide best eggs to implant for IVF Medill grad Lisa Gartner receives journalism’s highest honor for local reporting
Julie Snyder joins author Alex Kotlowitz to talk journalism, play some radio
Northwestern University Spring series includes contemporary and classic films and more
Children and Family Justice Center, Chicago Housing Authority partner to assist system-involved youth
Block Museum, Dittmar Gallery and University Library exhibitions open to public
New book reveals women used recipes to practice writing, increase literacy skills
Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time
Families spend too much on emergency care and lack preventive care
Big Ten Conference achieves the largest collective use of green power