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Two distinguished Northwestern alums went head-to-head on last night’s Colbert Report. Watch Stephen Colbert (C86, H11) cross-examine Justice John Paul Stevens (L47, H77).

northwesternu:

We asked Northwestern students, alumni, faculty and staff to share their favorite photo memories from their time at Northwestern. Here is a slide show representing the unique Northwestern experience — as documented by Wildcats past and present. Thanks for your submissions!

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Saturday is Northwestern’s 161st birthday! Celebrate Founders’ Day with a week of events that are sure to get your Purple Pride flowing. [Full Schedule]

northwesternu:

Saturday is Northwestern’s 161st birthday! Celebrate Founders’ Day with a week of events that are sure to get your Purple Pride flowing. [Full Schedule]

northwesternu:

Help celebrate Northwestern’s 161st birthday by contributing a photo of your favorite Northwestern memory to our Founders’ Day slide show!

To submit a photo, e-mail the file to m-paolelli@northwestern.edu or tweet the photo to @NorthwesternU on Twitter.

Saturday, Jan. 28 marks the 161st anniversary of Northwestern’s chartering. As part of the Founders’ Day celebration on the Evanston campus, a slide show of photos submitted by Northwestern students, alumni, faculty and staff will be posted online and displayed on screens across campus.

We want to represent as many aspects of the Northwestern experience as possible, so send us your favorite photo from your time at Northwestern and we will include it in the slide show.

latimes:

U.S. may rely on aging U-2 spy planes longer than expected: The Pentagon has proposed delaying a plan to replace the U-2s with RQ-4 Global Hawk drones because of Defense Department cutbacks.
Photo: A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane flies in this undated file photo. For more than half a century, the CIA and U.S. military have relied on the sinister-looking black jet to go deep beyond enemy lines for vital intelligence-gathering missions. Credit: U.S. Air Force / Getty Images

latimes:

U.S. may rely on aging U-2 spy planes longer than expected: The Pentagon has proposed delaying a plan to replace the U-2s with RQ-4 Global Hawk drones because of Defense Department cutbacks.

Photo: A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane flies in this undated file photo. For more than half a century, the CIA and U.S. military have relied on the sinister-looking black jet to go deep beyond enemy lines for vital intelligence-gathering missions. Credit: U.S. Air Force / Getty Images

latimes:

Oct. 2, 1967: Betty Myrah gets a cup of coffee from Unimate, a 3,500-pound robot on display at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Read more about the photo on Framework.
Photo credit: Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times Archive, UCLA

latimes:

Oct. 2, 1967: Betty Myrah gets a cup of coffee from Unimate, a 3,500-pound robot on display at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

Read more about the photo on Framework.

Photo credit: Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times Archive, UCLA

latimes:

Counter-terrorism chemical labs test for synthetic pot: The drug has sent hundreds of users to hospitals. Testing for it is the latest way a multibillion-dollar national infrastructure built to respond to biological attacks has adapted to the lack of an actual attack.
Photo: Katie Seely, 31, a chemist at the Arkansas Department of Public Health counter-terrorism laboratory, operates a robot called the Zephyr that can simultaneously prepare over 90 samples of synthetic chemicals for analysis. Credit: Brian Bennett / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Counter-terrorism chemical labs test for synthetic pot: The drug has sent hundreds of users to hospitals. Testing for it is the latest way a multibillion-dollar national infrastructure built to respond to biological attacks has adapted to the lack of an actual attack.

Photo: Katie Seely, 31, a chemist at the Arkansas Department of Public Health counter-terrorism laboratory, operates a robot called the Zephyr that can simultaneously prepare over 90 samples of synthetic chemicals for analysis. Credit: Brian Bennett / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

An exquisite Mexico beach, cursed by plastic:  Sea currents act like a conveyor belt, depositing trash on a remote stretch of sand in an ecologically rich region of coral reef and mangrove forests. Locals can only pick up the pieces, bit by bit.
Photo: Most of the refuse is plastic; many fragments are too small or faded to identify. Credit: Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times

latimes:

An exquisite Mexico beach, cursed by plastic: Sea currents act like a conveyor belt, depositing trash on a remote stretch of sand in an ecologically rich region of coral reef and mangrove forests. Locals can only pick up the pieces, bit by bit.

Photo: Most of the refuse is plastic; many fragments are too small or faded to identify. Credit: Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times

latimes:

The side effects of binge television:  Watching many consecutive hours of a single TV series changes the viewing experience, not always for the better. And the trend may change how shows are made.
(Side note: Did anyone catch that episode of “Portlandia” about a “Battlestar Galactica” marathon? Too real…)
Photo: Steven Van Zandt stars in Netflix’s first original series, “Lilyhammer,” scheduled for release Feb. 6. The show will premiere all its episodes at once. Credit: Netflix

latimes:

The side effects of binge television: Watching many consecutive hours of a single TV series changes the viewing experience, not always for the better. And the trend may change how shows are made.

(Side note: Did anyone catch that episode of “Portlandia” about a “Battlestar Galactica” marathon? Too real…)

Photo: Steven Van Zandt stars in Netflix’s first original series, “Lilyhammer,” scheduled for release Feb. 6. The show will premiere all its episodes at once. Credit: Netflix

latimes:

Suits could force L.A. to spend huge sums on sidewalk repair: The civil rights actions claim that broken sidewalks and missing curb ramps violate the Americans With Disabilities Act. The city could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Photo: Brent Pilgreen, 53, is a quadriplegic. He is a plaintiff in one of the cases against the city of L.A. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Suits could force L.A. to spend huge sums on sidewalk repair: The civil rights actions claim that broken sidewalks and missing curb ramps violate the Americans With Disabilities Act. The city could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.

Photo: Brent Pilgreen, 53, is a quadriplegic. He is a plaintiff in one of the cases against the city of L.A. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times