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Emanuel nudged Northwestern officials on public Prentice campaign

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

November 14, 2012

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

Top University officials say they were caught off guard last summer when preservationist groups organized to virulently oppose demolition of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital. It took one of several face-to-face meetings...

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...