Need a College Roommate? Here's an App to (Maybe) Weed Out the Crazy

Praise the almighty technology gods for they may have made your fall roommate search humane again, thanks to an app called RoomSync. » 7/22/14 11:00am 7/22/14 11:00am

Northwestern Star Professor Accused of Sexual Assault, Nothing Happens

In February of 2012, a 19-year-old female student at Northwestern University alleged that tenured and highly popular philosophy professor Peter Ludlow sexually assaulted her after driving her to an off-campus art show, illegally plying her with alcohol, making a series of sexual advances that she repeatedly declined,… » 2/24/14 4:30pm 2/24/14 4:30pm

Some Students Say Northwestern University Treats Rape Survivors Like…

Amherst student Angie Epifano's harrowing account of her on-campus rape and the administration's insensitive response struck a major chord with her peers, not only at Amherst but at colleges around the country. Inspired by Epifano's story — which goes to show how important it is to keep talking about rape on campus — » 11/29/12 3:15pm 11/29/12 3:15pm

Your Phone Could Be Your Therapist

We use our phones for most things these days—scheduling meetings, throwing birds at pigs, keeping track of everything from our grocery lists to our periods, checking Facebook, calling our mothers. So is there a limit to how far we're willing to let these little devices into our lives? As much as you love your phone,… » 2/08/12 11:55pm 2/08/12 11:55pm

Former Student Defends Fucksaw Demo

It has barely been reported that the "fucksaw" demonstrators led an hour-long discussion after their shocking act. Can we extrapolate from this fact that some knowledge about human sexuality may have been gleaned? That some 19-year-old from Peoria might not think his new girlfriend is weird or disgusting when he…

» 3/08/11 10:37pm 3/08/11 10:37pm

Sex Toy Demonstrating Professor Is Sorry You're So Mad

Northwestern University's Professor J. Michael Bailey has issued a sorta kinda non-apology for a controversial after class sex demonstration he held last month that has all of Chicago's pearls being clutched like they've never been clutched before. During the now-notorious demonstration, a male presenter brought his… » 3/06/11 11:00am 3/06/11 11:00am

Roxana Saberi To Receive Courage Medal

In non-depressing journalism news, released journalist Roxana Saberi will receive a Medal for Courage in Journalism from Northwestern University's journalism school. The medal "is a testament to Saberi's personal and journalistic resilience during an extremely difficult ordeal." [Editor & Publisher] » 6/09/09 12:40pm 6/09/09 12:40pm

Study: Breaking Up Not Hard To Do

Though wallowing endlessly in your own crapulence (and tub of frosting) post-breakup is always an attractive option, psychologists at Northwestern have found that breaking up isn't as hard as you think it will be. Researcher Paul Eastwick discovered that people overestimate the amount of time it will take for their… » 5/02/08 9:30am 5/02/08 9:30am