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Chet Haze to perform during Wildcat Welcome Week

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

September 18, 2012

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Rapper Chet Haze will perform next week at Deering Meadow as part of a Wildcat Welcome event that he is billing as his first on-campus show. The pop artist, Communication senior Chet Hanks, will present a 25-minute set for more than 2,000 incoming freshmen at the Deering Days Welcome Barbecue on...

Fitzgerald: Injured Mark returning to practice Tuesday

September 16, 2012

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Wildcat Extra

Northwestern’s new dark-horse candidate is just fine. Junior running back Venric Mark, who left Saturday’s 22-13 defeat of Boston College in the third quarter, will return to practice Tuesday, coach Pat Fitzgerald said in a news conference Monday. Mark’s biggest obstacle to getting a full...

Des Plaines man shot in possible gang-related incident

Susan Du, City Editor

September 15, 2012

Filed under Around Town

A 20-year-old Des Plaines resident was shot Saturday afternoon in west Evanston during what police are calling a gang-related incident. The man was walking with three others when an unknown gunman shot him and then fled from the scene on foot, according to a news release issued Saturday by the Evanston...

Northwestern names new director of campus inclusion, community

Paulina Firzoi, Campus Editor

September 14, 2012

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern's Division of Student Affairs on Friday named its director of campus inclusion and community, a position created last year amid student outcry over several racially insensitive incidents. Lesley-Ann Brown, a former adviser to the Department of Multicultural Services at Texas A&M University,...

Evanston Police release 911 call that led to handcuffing of Northwestern prof’s son

Susan Du, City Editor

September 9, 2012

Filed under Around Town

The Evanston Police Department released Friday an audio recording of the 911 call that led officers to mistakenly detain the 13-year-old son of a Northwestern journalism professor. Earlier this week, officers handcuffed Diwani Greenwell, the son of Medill Prof. Ava Thompson Greenwell, after they thought...

Schapiro warns ‘helicopter parents’ ahead of Wildcat Welcome

Paulina Firozi, Campus Editor

August 30, 2012

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

University President Morton Schapiro has some advice for parents preparing for Wildcat Welcome’s “Kiss ‘n’ Bye” farewell next month: Be supportive, not controlling. Along with Lewis & Clark College President Barry Glassner, Schapiro wrote a Washington Post op-ed published last week that...

Updated: D65, teachers’ union reach tentative agreement

Manuel Rapada, Reporter

August 28, 2012

Filed under Around Town

UPDATE, 7 p.m. Thursday: Teachers will learn more about the agreement Thursday, according to a news release Tuesday. Members of the teachers' union will vote next week on the agreement. If ratified by the DEC membership, the agreement will be sent to the school board for approval. Original story: Evanston-Skoki...