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Evanston YMCA targets early childhood health concerns

Kelly Hwu, Reporter

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston's McGaw YMCA has begun to gather data and organize community forums to address health issues affecting young children as part of the Pioneering Healthier Communities campaign of the Y-USA. The national initiative is...

Five District 65 schools ranked top 100 by Chicago Sun-Times

Rebecca Schechner, Reporter

November 8, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

The majority of Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools landed in the top 10 percent in the Chicago Sun-Times’ annual ranking of Illinois public schools. Five schools were ranked in the top 100: Dewey Elementary, Willard Elementary,...

Community anti-violence initiatives posted online

Susan Du, City Editor

November 6, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Education, Local

Discussion of proposals gathered from a community anti-violence meeting held last month have now been moved online at, where residents can comment or post additional ideas for promoting peace in Evansto...

Feinberg launches new Institute of Public Health and Medicine

Susan Du, City Editor

October 21, 2012

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Local

Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking applications to fill 60 staff positions for its recently inaugurated Institute of Public Health and Medicine, an interdisciplinary research institution. IPHAM is composed...

Evanston Preservation Commission votes against proposed Northwestern visitors center

Susan Du, City Editor

October 17, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics

The city’s Preservation Commission unanimously declined to support Northwestern in its plan to build a new visitors center on Sheridan Road at their Tuesday meeting. Seven commissioners voted against the plan and two abstained. The...

Evanston150 measure to teach all students how to swim

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 12, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

An idea that started as a proposal on paper has finally made it into the pool. Evanston Swims has launched its pilot program to teach all Evanston children how to swim. The project began through Evanston150, an initiative...

ETHS alumnus pledges $500,000 to STEM labs

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local

An alumnus of Evanston Township High School has pledged a $500,000 gift in support of the school’s science program. The donor, Leonard Schaeffer, specified one condition: that the ETHS Educational Foundation raise an additional...