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Compass Group to bring new direction to Norris dining on July 1

Compass Group to bring new direction to Norris dining on July 1

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

June 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

In early June, it was reported that Frontera Fresco would be the first restaurant in Norris University Center to close its doors as part of the University’s transition from Sodexo to Compass Group North America. When the transfer officially begins on July 1, more Norris dining options will join Fro...

NU to implement calendar changes to spring break, commencement

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 28, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Northwestern will implement changes to the academic calendar as early as the 2019-20 school year, according to a Thursday press release. The changes, approved by University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Jonathan Holloway, include extending the length of spring break, moving commencement and...

NU cohort joins Chicago Pride Parade for the first year

NU cohort joins Chicago Pride Parade for the first year

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

About 100 members of the Northwestern community joined marchers at the 49th annual Chicago Pride Parade Sunday for the first year, one of the organizers, Eric Boberg, said. The NU group — a flurry of purple and rainbow in matching T-shirts — marched the parade route through Boystown, a Chicago...

Supreme Court denies review of Pritzker lawyer’s ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Supreme Court denies review of Pritzker lawyer’s ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Allie Goulding, Reporter

June 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not hear the case of Pritzker lawyer Laura Nirider’s client, Brendan Dassey. Dassey was found guilty of raping and murdering Teresa Halbach in a Wisconsin court in April 2007. His conviction was based primarily on four separate two-on-one interrogations...

EPD concludes investigation into incident at Pi Kappa Alpha house

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Evanston Police Department has concluded their investigation into the incident at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house in May, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily. A Northwestern student fell from the fourth floor of the fraternity house May 28. Glew said EPD came to this decision after “witness statements, interviews and activities leading up to the incident.” The student is expected to recover...

Northwestern senior Angelica Wilson dies, investigation ongoing

Northwestern senior Angelica Wilson dies, investigation ongoing

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Weinberg senior Angelica Wilson died Friday, according to an email Dean of Students Todd Adams sent out to the Northwestern community late Friday night. Wilson was from Los Altos, California, and was majoring in Biology. She was involved in Greek life on campus, in addition to the Refresh Dance Crew,...

Renée Fleming urges graduates to use their voices at 2018 commencement

Renée Fleming urges graduates to use their voices at 2018 commencement

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Renowned opera singer Renée Fleming gave graduates a voice lesson at the 2018 commencement ceremony at Ryan Field Friday. “I’m not just talking about singing and it doesn’t have to be loud,” Fleming said. “I’m talking about finding your voice, developing and caring for it and making it...

Commencement Notebook: Rainy weather doesn’t deter graduation ceremony

Commencement Notebook: Rainy weather doesn’t deter graduation ceremony

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Embracing the rain There was an emphasis on keeping everything short at Northwestern’s commencement Friday, as graduates sat in the folding chairs on Ryan Field in a constant downpour. The University proceeded with 2018 commencement despite the rainy weather and cool temperatures. Volunteers helpe...

NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

NU Board of Trustees revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Northwestern Board of Trustees revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary degree Monday, according to a news release. The actor and comedian, who received the NU Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1997, was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. He has been accused of...

Frontera closed, new retail dining options to come

Frontera closed, new retail dining options to come

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Frontera Fresco served its final meal to the Northwestern community last Friday as dining services prepares for an upcoming transition to a new food service provider. The Mexican-inspired restaurant will not have its contract renewed as Compass Group North America takes over the University’s dining...

Northwestern student expected to recover following May 28 incident at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house

Northwestern student expected to recover following May 28 incident at Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house

Jonah Dylan, Campus Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The Northwestern student who fell from the fourth floor of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on May 28 is expected to recover, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily in an email. Glew said the student has no apparent brain damage, and said police have not yet interviewed him. The 20-year-old...

NU alumna Katrina Lenk takes home first Tony Award for her role in ‘The Band’s Visit’

NU alumna Katrina Lenk takes home first Tony Award for her role in ‘The Band’s Visit’

Madeleine Fernando, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 11, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern alumna Katrina Lenk (Bienen ’97) took home her first Tony Award on Sunday night for best leading actress in a musical for her role in “The Band’s Visit.” The musical was a runaway winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In addition...