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Town hall on over-occupancy, off-campus safety sparsely attended

Safiya Merchant

October 16, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Politics

About 13 students attended a quiet town hall meeting at Norris University Center on Monday night, a different scene from January's so-called "brothel law" town hall meeting which attracted 500 students, many of whom angrily de...

Mayor Tisdahl teaches leadership skills to NU women

Joseph Diebold

October 12, 2011

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Local, Politics

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl spoke at the Allen Center on Thursday about her experience as a female leader, as well as discussing hot-topic issues like town-gown relations. The lecture was part of ANUW's annual fall brea...

Bin Laden’s death a huge boost to Obama’s 2012 campaign

Tom Meyer

May 1, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Politics

In the aftermath of the stunning news that American forces had killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan Sunday, people filled the streets to celebrate the news. Yet if there was one man who should have been celebrating ...

Cohen: Yemen’s power struggle highlights American exceptionalism

Marshall Cohen

April 23, 2011

Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Politics

After months of protests in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Monday to step down within the next 30 days as part of a deal negotiated by the Gulf Cooperation Council. The details of the plan include a transfer of power from ...

Protess on spring leave of absence from NU, Medill Innocence Project

Katherine Driessen and Brian Rosenthal

March 27, 2011

Filed under Politics

Two weeks after being told he will not be allowed to teach his Investigative Journalism class in the spring, 29-year Medill Prof. David Protess announced Tuesday he will take a leave of absence from Northwestern for the quarter...

ASG hears from mayor on ‘brothel law,’ doles out student group funding

Brian Rosenthal and Ben Geier

February 28, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), Politics

Northwestern students quizzed Evanston officials about the "brothel law" and other issues related to off-campus life during an Associated Student Government Senate meeting Wednesday night. After the officials left, ASG senat...

Northwestern students follow election results at political science watch party

Tom Meyer

November 1, 2010

Filed under Campus (Archived), Politics

About 50 Northwestern students watched election projections from races around the nation pour in at award-winning political science professor Kenneth Janda's midterm election watch party Tuesday night. The event, which Janda sai...

Update: Kirk expands lead over Giannoulias

Sarah Freishtat and Rebecca Cohen

October 31, 2010

Filed under Politics

10:15 p.m. A hush fell over the room of the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago as supporters of Alexi Giannoulias watched the U.S. Senate election results appear on television. At 10:03 p.m. with 86 percent of precincts reporting, the Assoc...

Election Night update: Joel Pollak concedes US House, thanks NU

Katie Prentiss

October 31, 2010

Filed under Politics

11:47 p.m. After conceding the 9th District U.S. House race to Democrat Jan Schakowsky, Republican Joel Pollak said he was grateful to Northwestern students for their involvement on the campaign. "The only problem is young people-speaking as...

Neighbors file zoning petition against Great Room

Ali Elkin

November 10, 2009

Filed under City, Politics

Evanston residents have filed a petition with the city against Northwestern's newest dining option and student hangout.The Great Room, 610 Haven St., is attached to one of the student residences the University acquired from Seab...