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Despite student outcry, University plans to move forward with Via deal

Despite student outcry, University plans to move forward with Via deal

Cameron Cook, Web Editor

August 25, 2019

Northwestern still plans to strike a deal with the ride share service Via this fall despite students’ negative reactions to the plan. The agreement with Via is still in the works, Jim Roberts, the executive director for division services, told The Daily on Wednesday. Under the terms of the partne...

Who represents you? A guide to on- and off-campus political officials

Who represents you? A guide to on- and off-campus political officials

Daisy Conant, Reporter

August 23, 2019

ASG, City Council and Illinois officials, oh my! The function and composition of on- and off-campus politics may seem daunting at first, so here’s a guide to help you learn who represents you in good ol’ Evanston. Northwestern Associated Student Government Executive Office Izzy Dobbel, Student Body Pres...

Space flight changes the gut microbiome, study finds

Space flight changes the gut microbiome, study finds

Marissa Martinez, Summer Editor

August 22, 2019

Bacteria in the gut microbiome can be affected by a lot of things, like dietary habits and physical health. Northwestern researchers have discovered space flight also belongs on that list. They analyzed microbiome data in mice using the Similarity Test for Accordant and Reproducible Microbiome Abundance...

School of Communication Dean Barbara O’Keefe to step down in 2020

School of Communication Dean Barbara O’Keefe to step down in 2020

Benjamin Rosenberg, Summer Managing Editor

August 14, 2019

After 20 years as dean of the School of Communication, Barbara O’Keefe will step down from the position in 2020, according to a Northwestern news release. O’Keefe will continue in her role, which she has held since 2000, for one more year before officially retiring Aug. 31, 2020, Provost Jonath...

Evanston man charged with sexual assault after posing as ride share driver

Evanston man charged with sexual assault after posing as ride share driver

Marissa Martinez, Summer Editor

August 13, 2019

This post was updated Aug. 14 to reflect new information.  On Tuesday, Northwestern University Police were informed of a suspect who attempted to use the dating app Tinder to coerce two NU students on separate occasions.  Evanston man Jason Taylor, 28, allegedly posed as a ride share driver and sexually assault...