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Men’s Swimming: Wilimovsky turns in 4th-place performance at NCAAs

John Paschall, Reporter

March 30, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Blogs, Swimming & Diving, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern freestyler Jordan Wilimovsky capped off a record-setting sophomore campaign with a strong performance at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Wilimovsky finished fourth overall in the 1,650-yard freestyle event with a time of 14:44.36, more than 14 seconds faster than...

D65 board selects Paul Goren as next superintendent

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

March 27, 2014


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Education, Latest Stories

The District 65 school board selected Paul Goren to be the district’s next superintendent, board president Tracy Quattrocki announced Thursday. Goren, an Evanston resident whose children attended Evanston/Skokie School District 65 schools, will assume the responsibilities of the superintendent...

Evanston votes to abolish township

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 18, 2014


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

By a near two-to-one margin, city voters elected Tuesday to abolish Evanston Township. With 44 of 53 precincts reporting, 63.23 percent of more than 7,500 voters had chosen to support the referendum to abolish the township. The township, which has the same boundaries as the city of Evanston, provides...

Obama surprises Dance Marathon dancers with Block 1 video

Obama surprises Dance Marathon dancers with Block 1 video

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Events, On Campus, Top Stories

Dance Marathon's first celebrity video went from the Oval Office to the DM tent. President Barack Obama filmed a 37-second video for the dancers from the White House, expressing his gratitude at the effort they put in to raise money for the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The start of the...

I Will Survive: Recapping the second episode of ‘Survivor: Cagayan’

I Will Survive: Recapping the second episode of ‘Survivor: Cagayan’

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 6, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, Odds & Ends, Recaps, Reviews, The Current, TV

Welcome to The Current’s “Survivor” blog, which will follow each episode of the hit reality show as Northwestern's own Alexis Maxwell competes to win $1 million. Every week, visit dailynorthwestern.com/current to read our recap and follow Maxwell on her path to the finish line. For a few minutes W...

Where Are They Now: Hilary Duff

Erica Witte, Blogger

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Gossip, Movies, Music, The Current, TV

There was a time in elementary school when I lost my Internet privileges. After spending hours googling Hilary Duff fan sites, I discovered a Hilary Duff hate site. As her most passionate and most devoted fan, I clicked the contact link, sent the creator a message defending the Disney star and encoura...

Ludlow to stop teaching for rest of Winter Quarter

Ludlow to stop teaching for rest of Winter Quarter

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

March 5, 2014


Filed under Academic, Administration, Blogs, Campus, Campus Safety, Faculty, On Campus, Top Stories

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow will not teach classes at Northwestern for the remainder of Winter Quarter, University spokesman Al Cubbage said Wednesday. The announcement comes a day after students planned a sit-in and walk-out of Ludlow’s afternoon class in Harris Hall. Although Ludlow canceled the ...

Pincidents: Time flies with DIY calendar

Pincidents: Time flies with DIY calendar

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

March 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, The Current

Disillusioned by promises of esteemed faculty, riveting classes and unbridled opportunities, I chose Northwestern as a high school senior. I now realize that young me was foolish — I obviously should have picked the University of Hawaii. I can truly see it now: the sand between my toes, the salty...

Education nonprofit receives $300K grant from Pritzker

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 5, 2014


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Education, Local

A nonprofit that supports Evanston’s local school system received a $300,000 grant from prominent Evanston resident Jennifer Pritzker, the organization announced today. Foundation 65, which supports Evanston/Skokie School District 65, received the grant from both Pritzker and the Tawani Foundatio...

The Steam Press: Choose your own adventure

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

March 3, 2014


Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers. The Oscars are over, finals loom, BuzzFeed quizzes have been a little subpar lately — in other words, you’re bored. You’re desperately seeking new stimulation when, lo and behold, the Steam Press presents you with the opportunity to choose your own adventure: How...

Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project to hold summer workshop at Northwestern

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

March 3, 2014


Filed under Academic, Administration, Blogs, Campus, On Campus

The 9th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project will be held at Northwestern this summer as part of a joint effort between the Johnny Mercer Foundation and NU's American Music Theatre Project.  The event, which will take place June 22-28, will include a week-long workshop for aspiring...

Fire department reports increase in calls, emergency services responses

Fire department reports increase in calls, emergency services responses

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

March 2, 2014


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Local

The Evanston fire department responded to a record number of calls in 2013, surpassing 2012’s then-record-breaking total. The department presented their annual report to City Council last week. “2012 was the busiest year up ‘til this past year, and we’ve surpassed that,” said Fire Chief...