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Cook County medical examiner earns provisional accreditation

Cook County medical examiner earns provisional accreditation

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

February 13, 2014


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

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has earned provisional accreditation from the National Association of Medical Examiners, Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday. The Association "recognizes that the office is making substantial progress toward or meeting profes...

Pincidents: Valentine’s DIY for the millennial generation

Hayley Glatter, Copy Chief

February 12, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Food/Dining, The Current

In my dark, Taylor Swift-obsessed days, I was really excited about the 2010 movie “Valentine’s Day.” Tay had a small role in the film alongside then-boyfriend Taylor Lautner, and I was totally jazzed to see my idol make the transition from singer to actress (hopefully more successfully than t...

NU Year, NU You: Tech accessories get a feminine twist

NU Year, NU You: Tech accessories get a feminine twist

Miranda Leon, Blogger

February 12, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Current Blogs, Technology (Current), The Current

Netflix addict? Facebook stalker? Insta-holic? If you identify with any of these, it is likely you are female. According to studies by market research and consulting firm Parks Associates, women view online movies, download music and post pictures to social networking sites more than men. It turns...

Northwestern not in top 25 for sending alums to Peace Corps for first time in 13 years

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

February 12, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Campus, On Campus

For the first time in 13 years, Northwestern did not make the list of top-25 colleges sending graduates to the Peace Corps. Last year NU ranked 18th among the 25 top medium-sized colleges and universities, with 23 graduates volunteering in the corps. The University has been dropping in the ra...

Where Are They Now: Drake Bell and Josh Peck

Erica Witte, Blogger

February 11, 2014


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

Drake Bell. Josh Peck. They made you laugh, they made you cry, but mostly, they made you laugh. Whether it was the endearing “hug me brotha” or the scheming Miranda Cosgrove as “Megan” that fueled the emotional roller-coaster, the '90s generation was hooked from the birth of "Drake and Josh" in 2004. Previously, Bell was best know...

Two-time gold medalist, Chicago native aims for more gold

Lydia Ramsey, Web Editor

February 11, 2014


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Local

Chicago native Shani Davis is competing over the next two weeks in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Davis began competing as a member of the Evanston Speedskating Club when he was six years old. This is his third Olympics; he brought home gold and silver medals in 1000- and 1500-meter speeds...

Burst pipe will close Fiedler Hillel Center for at least two days

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

A pipe burst in the Fiedler Hillel Center on Monday morning due to cold temperatures, causing flooding that will require the building to close for at least two days, Hillel Executive Director Michael Simon said. Hillel staff is unsure how extensive the damage is, but Simon said the Jewish Federation...

The Steam Press: Discover your literary valentine

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 10, 2014


Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you’re single, with only a romance novel and chocolate for company, commence with the tears. But don’t despair just yet! The Steam Press is prepared to set you up with a hunky (fictional) man, so take this quiz and...

Lacrosse: Kate Macdonald’s late goal gives Northwestern season-opening win against Virginia

Lacrosse: Kate Macdonald’s late goal gives Northwestern season-opening win against Virginia

Ava Wallace, Sports Editor

February 9, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Lacrosse, Sports, Sports Blogs, Top Sports Stories, Wildcat Extra

Sunday's game against Virginia marked the beginning of a new season, but featured the same old Northwestern. In their first contest since coach Kelly Amonte Hiller received a contract extension through 2021, the No. 4 Wildcats (1-0) beat the No. 8 Cavaliers (0-1) 13-12 in Atlanta, taking the lead for good o...

Feinberg professor featured on ’60 Minutes’

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

February 9, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

A Feinberg School of Medicine professor was interviewed on the CBS News show "60 Minutes" Sunday night to discuss sex differences in medical research. Dr. Melina Kibbe, also a doctor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was interviewed by Lesley Stahl on the disparities that result when most or all...

Chicago teen shot in south Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 8, 2014


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

A Chicago teenager is in serious condition after being shot multiple times Saturday afternoon in south Evanston, police said. The man, 18, was shot at about 2:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Howard Street. Chicago Fire Department paramedics transported him to Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave.,...

Hazel Crest man sentenced to 35 years in prison for 2011 fatal beating

Hazel Crest man sentenced to 35 years in prison for 2011 fatal beating

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 7, 2014


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

The man convicted of killing an Evanston resident in 2011 has been sentenced to 35 years in state prison, police said. A Cook County jury convicted Brandon Hinton of first-degree murder in September. Hinton, of Hazel Crest, Ill., attacked and robbed John Costulas in 2011 as the Evanston resident...