The Daily Northwestern

Officials heighten Tech security after sexual assault incident

Grace Johnson

November 9, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Northwestern officials said they will implement extra security measures around the Technological Institute after a man sexually assaulted an NU student there Monday evening."Today, the University is reviewing security procedures in Tech as far as when the doors are locked and when lights are on in hal...

Blotter: NU student takes tumble down library stairwell, hits head; Evanston apartment burglarized

Grace Johnson

November 9, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

NU student takes tumble down library stairwell, hits headA female Northwestern student fell down six stairs in the second floor stairwell of the University Library, hitting her head on the way down, police said.The student later complained of head pain and scrapes on her left arm and reported losing ...

Light Walk’ draws attention to safety

Nisha Chandran

November 9, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), City, National

Walking on Sheridan Road on Tuesday night, Evanston officials and Northwestern students stopped to note a burned-out street lamp, a feature making an already dark street feel even less safe.This "Off Campus Light Walk" was held to address one of NU's most recent and pressing problems: student safety. A...

CHAIRity’ auction turns throwaway items into art

Emilia Barrosse

November 9, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

This year, the Evanston Community Development Corporation has decided not to take a stand for charity. Rather, they are choosing to take a seat. In what they are calling their "CHAIRity Auction," the corporation will be auctioning off old chairs to anyone willing to donate to the corporation. From Nov....

Blotter: Harassing phone call, bike stolen

Katie Park

November 9, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Student loan office employee reports harassing phone callSomeone harassed an employee of Northwestern's Student Loan Office over the phone Monday afternoon, NU police said.The person called the Student Loan Office, 555 Clark St., to ask about a loan issue around 4:45 p.m., said University Police Depu...

Civic Center rededication inspires Evanston community

November 8, 2009


Filed under City

Former and current members of Evanston's city council dedicated the Evanston Civic Center to former mayor Lorraine Morton on Monday.After introductions and anecdotes by former mayor Jay Lytle and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Morton gave an acceptance speech, thanking the city council and her other supporter...

City Council internships to count as credits in new program

Katie Park

November 8, 2009


Filed under City

Students can work as part-time interns for aldermen and other city government officials with an option of gaining course credit through a new program from Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement.Although the specifics of the program are still being developed, the center's director and SESP Prof. Dan...

City Council debates bike path, Great Hall, housing

Ali Elkin

November 8, 2009


Filed under City

The Evanston City Council voted Monday to allocate more than $700,000 for refurbishing the lakefront bike path just south of Northwestern.The total cost of the project will be about $2,000,000, with the rest of the money coming from the Illinois Department of Transportation.The aldermen disagreed as to ...

Student reportedly sexually abused in Tech

Elise Foley

November 8, 2009


Filed under Crime

A female Northwestern student was sexually abused Monday at about 9 p.m. in Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road, according to a report on the Northwestern Web site.The student was reportedly approached by a man in a hallway on the second floor of the building. The man began to speak to her, the...

Law gives renters new rights in foreclosures

Nathalie Tadena

November 8, 2009


Filed under City

As many homeowners struggle with mortgage and loan payments, a recently enacted Illinois law seeks to help a sometimes overlooked party in foreclosure transactions - renters.Public Act 96-0111, or the Renter's Bill of Rights, was signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on July 31 and went into effect Oct. 29. Under...

Blotter: Police stop student with beer cup on Ridge; Firefighters break down Chi Psi frat door

Katie Park

November 8, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Police stop student with beer cup on RidgeA Northwestern student spotted with a red plastic cup Saturday morning walked away from police despite being ordered to stop, police said.A patrol car with a University Police officer and an Evanston Police officer saw a SafeRide car blocking traffic outside 2015...

Willard school ranks 7th in state

Chris Kirk

November 7, 2009


Filed under City

The principal of a local elementary school recently ranked as one of the state's highest achieving says administrators, teachers and parents account for its success."All those factors put together make us a strong district," said Principal Shelley Carey of Willard Elementary School, 2700 Hurd Ave.The C...